Medical negligence affects Americans of all ages. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country, following cancer and heart disease. Approximately 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year, with an estimated 440,000 dying as a result. Diagnostic errors are among the top mistakes made by the medical community; these errors frequently lead to disability or death. When medical personnel fails to abide by the standard of care, negligence ensues. If you or a family member has suffered as a result of medical negligence, you may benefit from taking legal action.
Although you don’t often think about being the victim of medical negligence when you go into your doctor’s office, problems can happen when you least expect it. Therefore, personal injury as a result of medical negligence is nearly impossible to be fully prepared for. Those who fall victim to medical negligence often experience extreme hardship that can include lost wages, soaring medical bills and pain and suffering. All of these and more burdens can plague their lives. With such stressful circumstances, these people need to be able to turn to someone they trust to help them navigate their situation and receive the settlement they deserve.
At Karnas Law Firm, we aggressively pursue civil litigation against healthcare providers on behalf of victims of medical negligence. With more than fifty years of experience pursuing medical negligence claims, our Tucson personal injury attorneys understand the complex nature of such cases. We work closely with medical professionals to realize the full extent of your injuries. Our goal is to hold the doctors and hospitals accountable for the suffering you have endured due to their incompetence.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
Any time a person seeks medical care, he puts himself at risk of harm from medical errors. These errors commonly lead to complications and in the worst cases, premature death. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Tucson have successfully litigated medical negligence cases that resulted from:
- Failure to promptly diagnose a life-threatening condition
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical errors
- Postoperative infection and septic shock
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Pharmaceutical negligence
- Failure to monitor the patient properly
Compensation for Medical Malpractice Injuries in Tucson
Tucson victims of medical malpractice can recover economic and noneconomic damages if their injuries were directly caused by a breach in the standard of care. Economic damages encompass monetary losses like medical bills and lost wages from missed time at work. Noneconomic damages are more difficult to price — these include losses associated with your suffering, including:
- Pain and discomfort
- Loss of companionship
- …and more.
In addition to the aforementioned areas, you may be able to recover for punitive damages. Such damages are intended to punish the healthcare provider and set an example to deter other providers from making the same mistakes. In order to win punitive damages, we must be able to prove the healthcare provider knew he or she was behaving in a harmful manner.
Upon suffering a serious injury or condition due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, the provider or hospital may make an offering to avoid legal action. Often times, the settlement offers made by these parties are well below what you actually deserve or are entitled to as outlined by state law. If you receive communication regarding a settlement, do not accept their offer without speaking to an attorney first. Receive the full compensation you deserve by working with a strong victim’s advocate.
Experienced and Trusted Medical Negligence Lawyers in Tucson
At Karnas Law Firm, we will guide you every step of the way through this difficult time and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical negligence claim. The attorneys in our office have more than 25 years of experience in personal injury claims and are recommended by their peers. In addition, they have received awards for their work, including being recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. If you want to work with an attorney you can trust that has earned millions of dollars in settlements for their clients, you want to work with the professionals at Karnas Law. To get started on your claim today call (520) 571-9700 or contact us online for a free consultation. We won’t get paid a dime until you get your compensation.