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.

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

 July 19, 2018

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

Lawmakers finally made a move during this last legislative session to put an end to the “body broker” business in Colorado with the passage of Senate Bill 234. The new law prevents anyone from owning both a funeral home and a “body donation” company while also establishing minimum standards for sanitary maintenance and record keeping…. Read more »

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

 July 17, 2018

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

The attorneys at Burg Simpson recognize how important it is to stay involved in the legal community outside of the courtroom. That’s why shareholder David P. Hersh has agreed to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court’s new Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. The task force, chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez, is made up of lawyers… Read more »

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

 June 26, 2018

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

For the attorneys at Burg Simpson, few things are as rewarding as making a client happy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that shareholder Colin M. Simpson has earned a Silver Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The honor is given to attorneys that maintain a four-star average client review rating – which is the best… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

 June 14, 2018

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality ended this week not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era rules put in place to maintain a free and open Internet. Because of that, those rules officially expired June 11. Of all the reversals the Trump Administration has pulled in the last… 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 »

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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