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

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.

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

 February 7, 2018

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

Who’s to say what’s “inherently dangerous” as opposed to “ultra hazardous?” Is it a question of law or a question of fact, best left for a jury to decide? Those are just a couple of the questions Burg Simpson’s Ronald M. Sandgrund raises in a feature in the latest issue of Colorado Lawyer magazine. Sandgrund… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

 February 5, 2018

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

The Trial Lawyers Summit is an annual gathering of the nation’s trial lawyers, where they gather to exchange ideas and develop professional relationships. That’s why Burg Simpson shareholders frequently attend. In addition to signing copies of his book, “Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives,” Michael S. Burg spoke… Read more »

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

 January 18, 2018

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

The latest component in Burg Simpson’s ongoing professional education initiative is set for next week. Shareholder Tom W. Henderson will conduct a 90-minute web seminar, “Advising Your Business Clients on Insurance Policies,” at 9 a.m. MST on Jan 18. Designed for Colorado corporate litigation attorneys, this CE course will cover: Defining Ambiguous Terms. Understanding the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

 January 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

Burg Simpson is proud to announce the launch of a more comprehensive website that incorporates the firm’s office locations into a single site. The new Burg Simpson website, which has since focused on Colorado’s practice areas, now encompasses information for its Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming offices all in one place, along with their practice areas,… 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 »

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

 July 8, 2016

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

When you buy or build a home you don’t expect your windows to be defective. Thousands of homeowners nationwide, however, may have defective aluminum-clad windows installed in their homes. Unfortunately, many of these homeowners are in the dark about the cause of their problem until after spending thousands of dollars replacing windows they shouldn’t have… Read more »

 April 27, 2016

NFL v. NFLPA and Brady – Beware the Downside of a Broad Arbitration Clause Before You Agree

A three judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion re-instating the NFL commissioner’s four game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in “deflate-gate”, the NFL sideshow over whether Tom Brady was complicit in intentionally deflating footballs during a playoff game to gain an unfair competitive advantage over the opponent…. Read more »

Fatal Post-Surgical Heart Attacks and Malpractice

 March 16, 2016

Fatal Post-Surgical Heart Attacks and Malpractice

For most patients undergoing surgery, issues related to infections or anesthesia-related complications dominate their concerns about the procedure itself and their recovery period. Many people don’t know that heart attacks can pose a significant risk to recovery. Millions of victims worldwide suffering cardiac arrest after surgery each year. Frighteningly, 10% of these patients perish within… 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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