Arizona Medical Malpractice

Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Sometimes, tragically, medical care can do more harm than good. When that happens, you have to ask:

Did your medical provider make a mistake in your diagnosis?
Was that mistake a result of negligence?
Did that negligence leave your seriously ill or critically injured?

Most people don’t realize that medical errors are a leading cause of death in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. Beyond physical damages occurring from medical malpractice, these incidents can also inflict emotional damages on the patient and their family. While patients place their trust and lives in the hands of these medical professionals, malpractice cases remain all too common, and Burg Simpson Arizona is here to fight for your legal rights.

Our Arizona medical malpractice lawyers are trained to handle these specific types of litigation. They will help guide you through Arizona’s medical malpractice laws and moderate the mediation process between the two opposing parties. Call us today at 602-777-7000 or complete our FREE Case Evaluation form so we can talk to you about your case as soon as possible.

OUR ATTORNEYS CAN OFFER COUNSEL FOR MOST OF YOUR LEGAL NEEDS, INCLUDING:

Anesthesia Errors
Birth Injury
Brain Injury
Childbirth Injuries and Negligence
Emergency Room Errors
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Gastric Bypass
General Medical Negligence
Medication or Prescription Errors
Surgical Errors
Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorneys

A CLOSER LOOK AT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

When a surgical procedure or medical treatment leaves you sick or injured, it can be difficult to establish a medical malpractice claim. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Arizona can help. In any malpractice claim, the injured party is saddled with the burden of proof, which simply means that you and your trial attorney have to establish that:

  • Your health care provider made a mistake during your care, AND
  • That error produced or aggravated an injury, AND
  • Your injury is serious enough to warrant the expenses associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you’re convinced that you were seriously hurt because of a medical provider’s negligence, reach out to the malpractice attorneys in Arizona to discuss your situation.

WHAT IS YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE WORTH?

Our team of malpractice lawyers in Arizona, paralegals, and support staff will look at every situation to assess the validity of your case. Factors can include:

  • The type and degree of the injury and the treatment received.
  • The degree of responsibility borne by each party.
  • The injured party’s potential economic loss.
  • Expected medical needs and expenses.

Call us right now at 602-777-7000 so we can evaluate the specifics of your case and determine what might be worth.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT?

The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases can vary dramatically by state. In Arizona, the standard deadline is two years from the date of the suspected malpractice incident. However, there are exceptions to this statute, which an experienced Arizona medical malpractice lawyer can discuss with you.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negligent medical treatment of a doctor, timing is critical. Call Burg Simpson at 602-777-7000 or complete a Free Case Evaluation Form right now to find out what your options are.

WHAT EXPERTS ARE NEEDED FOR YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE – AND WHY?

When you’ve been hurt by a doctor’s negligence, a jury needs to hear from experts who can explain the details of what happened and how your doctor’s conduct led to your injury. To legally prove a medical malpractice case, you have to prove the medical provider exercised a treatment decision that no other reasonable physician would have made. That decision is referred to as a “breach of the standard of care.”

But you also have to illustrate how that decision and/or action led to your injury. The jury must understand what that injury is worth, in financial terms. Experts are needed to articulate this as well. This isn’t the type of case you can handle on your own. Burg Simpson has over 40 years of experience in medical malpractice cases in Arizona, so call us today!

WHAT ROLE DOES SUBROGRATION PLAY IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT?

A successful medical malpractice claim typically leads to a “subrogation interest” or “subrogation lien.” As a plaintiff, it’s critical you understand how this can affect your claim.

There’s a provision in most health insurance plans that ensures they’re reimbursed for any care they paid for between the time of your injury and your successful judgment. These liens can be handled in a number of different ways. Sometimes your medical injury lawyer will handle these liens, while they’ll sometimes hire someone else to settle them. Discuss this with your attorney at law and whether this will include additional fees or costs.

Because you can’t get your settlement proceeds until these liens have been settled, it’s best to know that your attorneys are experienced in dealing with these liens and how to get them resolved.

Don’t wait to contact our medical negligence attorneys in our Arizona office after you’ve been injured. Call 602-777-7000 for your free initial consultation now.

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

 May 17, 2018

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

Burg Simpson attorneys have always been leaders in their communities. Shareholder Janet G. Abaray is no different. That’s why the Ohio Diversity Conference and the National Women’s Conference chose to honor Janet as one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio at the 2018 National Women’s Conference last week. This award honors “outstanding leaders and… Read more »

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

 May 7, 2018

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh was a featured speaker at a recent Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) event in Napa, California. The session, part of this year’s Spring 2018 CLE event, was called “The Practical Implications for Implementing the Recommendations of the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.” David covered “the findings and… Read more »

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

 April 25, 2018

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg took part in a day-long continuing education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The event, “In Search of a New Paradigm: Recalibrating the Moral Compass of an Industry to Serve Future Generations,” took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver. Stephen’s segment, presented… Read more »

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Social Media and PI Claim – Injury Attorney Phoenix – Arizona Burg Simpson

 April 2, 2018

Social Media Posts Can Jeopardize Your Personal Injury Claim

In an incredibly short time, social media has grown from a novel way to pass the time to the primary channel of communication for many people around the world. Roughly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one social media network, but what makes that number even more astounding is that less than 15… Read more »

Use Alternative Medicine with Caution – Medical Malpractice Lawyers Phoenix Arizona – Burg Simpson

 March 26, 2018

Use Alternative Medicine with Caution

With traditional health care costs skyrocketing higher than ever – for those who are actually able to pay for it – alternative medicine has become increasingly more popular. Alternative medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that… Read more »

Is Your Loved One Being Abused - Phoenix Injury Lawyer – Arizona Burg Simpson

 March 5, 2018

How to Tell if Your Loved One is Being Abused

Arizona is known for its growing retirement population. Nearly 17 percent of Arizonans are 65 or older, making it one of the top 10 states for elderly populations, and well above the national average of 15 percent. Like any state with a large elderly population, elder abuse and neglect continues to be a growing problem…. Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – Arizona Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 February 19, 2018

Courts Crack Down On Insurers Acting in Bad Faith

In a refreshing bit of news for consumers, courts – and juries – are increasingly holding insurance companies responsible for their bad behavior. Consider that just last month: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a $2.7 million bad faith claim against Geico for… Read more »

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

 February 18, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

Contaminated water is not limited to drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Michael Burg talks with Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins about the nationwide problem. Even though there has been a ban on lead pipes, nothing has been done to replace those pipes in many communities across the country.

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