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Were You or Loved One Injured as a Patient in an Arizona Hospital?
Whether you walked into a medical facility for an emergency, an illness, or a scheduled surgery, you should be treated accurately with safety and care. If your hospital visit resulted in errors, mistakes, infections, or other injuries, you might be a victim of hospital malpractice.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice is not uncommon. With hundreds of thousands of people visiting Arizona hospitals every year, according to the DSHS, there are hundreds of serious errors resulting in patient injury and even death. A Johns Hopkins Study revealed that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors by medical staff. You have a right to safety as a patient in a hospital, this means that if you or a loved one were injured or wrongfully killed during your hospital stay, you may be entitled to compensation.
Malpractice claims are tough to win, that’s why you need a team of dedicated Arizona hospital malpractice attorneys that specialize in medical malpractice litigation. Hastings Law Firm has spent decades helping families across Arizona win and settle their cases. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge, care, and dedication you deserve. Our principal and founder, Tommy Hastings works hard to deliver justice for families throughout Arizona, and has won or settled numerous multi-million dollar cases . We are ready to provide you with that same care and determination. Our case evaluations are free and we don’t charge any fees unless we win your case.
Common Hospital Errors That Can be Malpractice
While every hospital malpractice case is different, the following hospital errors are more commonly the result of malpractice:
- Medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Gross negligence
- Birth injuries
Misdiagnosis means that you or a loved one was given the wrong diagnosis, or no diagnosis when sick. Receiving a misdiagnosis can be extremely dangerous. A misdiagnosis can mean being given potentially dangerous medications unnecessarily. It could also leave your actual condition untreated which may worsen as a result.
A surgical mistake or error can be caused by any member of your surgical team including your surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurse. Some surgery errors that you can file a hospital malpractice claim include: leaving an object inside your body, performing surgery on the wrong body part, being given insufficient anesthesia and waking up mid-surgery, and being operated on with unsanitary equipment. A surgical mistake can lead to a hospital-acquired infection which can affect your recovery. About 4% of hospital patients end up with at least one infection.
Gross negligence goes beyond ordinary negligence and is a lack of care that demonstrates reckless disregard and the lack of safety for the lives of others. Proving medical malpractice in Arizona can be difficult, so if you think that you or a loved one has experienced one or multiple hospital errors, it is best to contact an experienced hospital lawyer to discuss your case.
Can You Sue a Hospital in Arizona?
If you or a loved one were injured or wrongfully killed in an Arizona hospital due to a medically negligent act, you can sue for compensation. Arizona hospital malpractice lawsuits have a two-year statute of limitations for claims. This means that your hospital lawsuit must be filed no later than two years after the negligent act or omission occurred or from the time it was realized.
For cases involving patients on a treatment course, you will have two years from when treatment ends to file a lawsuit. There are a few exceptions to the rule and these include:
- Minors: The medical malpractice statute of limitations in Arizona for minors is different. A minor injured have 2 years past their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit. For example, if your child was injured at age 7, you can file any time before age 20.
- Undiscovered Negligence: If you were not able to discover the medical negligence within two years, you may be able to file within a “reasonable” amount of time after the discovery.
Exceptions are very rare, so if you believe that you were a victim of medical malpractice do not wait. Contact our personal injury law firm as soon as possible.
How Much Does it Cost to File a Hospital Lawsuit in Arizona?
If our law firm accepts your case, there are no costs to file a hospital lawsuit in Arizona. As with most legal action, there are certain costs involved with suing a hospital for medical malpractice, but Hastings Law Firm works on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing upfront but agree to pay a percentage once your lawsuit is won or a settlement is reached. Even if we don’t win your case, there is no fee*. Call today to get a free case evaluation.
What Compensation Can I Receive From an Arizona Hospital Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one were injured in an Arizona hospital due to negligence or a malicious act you can be awarded compensation for “damages”. These damages include:
- Economic damages – These damages reimburse medical bills and lost wages from missing work.
- Non-economic damages – These damages reimburse the patient for their suffering and pain as well as any negative effects of the misdiagnosis or wrong treatment.
- Punitive damages – These damages are awarded to punish the healthcare professional who committed negligence and malpractice because of maliciousness.
In medical malpractice cases in Arizona, plaintiffs have the potential to receive the compensation they deserve, as there are no predetermined statutory caps limiting the amount of damages awarded. Instead, the courts have the discretion to evaluate the damages based on the unique circumstances of each case. As a result, plaintiffs have the opportunity to pursue comprehensive and equitable compensation for the harm they have experienced due to medical malpractice in Arizona.
Do I Have a Hospital Malpractice Case?
If you believe you were a victim of a hospital error or a loved one suffered from a wrongful death while a patient in a hospital, you may have a hospital malpractice case. Every case is different and the best way to determine if you have a valid claim is to speak with our hospital malpractice lawyers in Arizona. We will review your case history and consult with medical experts to determine if Arizona law will allow for a suit to be filed.
How Our Arizona Medical Malpractice Law Firm Can Help
At Hastings Law Firm, we want to help anyone that has suffered from an injury or loss due to a hospital mistake receive justice and compensation. Not only do we believe that everyone deserves a right to fair compensation if they’ve been negligently injured, but we believe you also deserve a welcoming and warm environment with a legal team that cares. We are a compassionate, dedicated team that is invested to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice litigation. We have decades of experience handling healthcare and medical-related injuries throughout Arizona. Tommy Hastings, founder, and principal of Hastings Law Firm is a highly regarded medical attorney who has had a long and successful career obtaining verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has secured millions of dollars in compensation for people and families who were wrongly injured in Arizona hospitals.
Speak With a Local Arizona Hospital Malpractice Attorney Near You
Our entire law firm is here to help you. If you suspect that you or a loved one were injured or wrongfully killed due to hospital malpractice or patient neglect, call us today for a free case review. Our attorneys will review your claim and patient history, discuss details with medical experts, and give you an honest assessment of where you stand according to Arizona laws.
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