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 fail to abide by the standard of care, negligence ensues. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of medical negligence, you may benefit from taking legal action.
At Karnas Law Firm, we aggressively pursue civil litigation against healthcare providers on behalf of victims of medical negligence. With over 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 of 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, disability, anxiety, disfigurement, loss of companionship, and more. In addition, 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 new 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. Do not accept their offer. Receive the full compensation you deserve by working with a strong victim’s advocate. At Karnas Law Firm, we will guide you every step of the way through this difficult time. Call (520) 571-9700 or contact us online for a free consultation. We won’t get paid a dime until you get paid.