Any person who ever needs to visit a medical doctor or a hospital is at risk of suffering from medical malpractice. Due to our fast-paced healthcare system, doctors are pressed for time to sit with their patients and provide thorough care. The enormous amount of pressure that doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff are under to attend to each patient while adhering to the high standard of care often causes them to fall short.
When doctors and healthcare professionals fail to follow best practices, medical errors take place. This is all too common in a society in which an estimated 440,000 die as a result of negligence. If you believe you have suffered due to a medical professional’s inadequate care, you may be able to pursue legal action.
At Karnas Law Firm in Yuma, we aggressively pursue medical malpractice claims. We stand for the rights of victims whose conditions have worsened or who have suffered premature death due to the negligence of those entrusted with their lives. Our Yuma medical negligence attorneys have more than twenty-five years of experience handling such claims and are thoroughly skilled in negotiation and litigation.
Why does Medical Negligence Take Place in Yuma?
Many in the medical field are severely overworked, employed in understaffed facilities. Unfortunately, this means the staff in charge of your care may not have the proper training or adequate experience. There is a multitude of reasons for these errors, and it’s our duty to investigate all the facts of your case.
Medical errors take place in a variety of situations. From receiving the wrong prescription to undergoing the wrong surgery, those who survive negligence in a medical setting often suffer from life-threatening conditions that are worse than the conditions that placed them under a physician’s care in the first place. Our determined Yuma medical negligence attorneys have successfully litigated cases involving:
- The failure to promptly diagnose a life-threatening condition
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a condition
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical errors
- Postoperative infection and septic shock
- Birth injuries
- Pharmaceutical negligence
- The failure to monitor the patient
For individuals who have experienced any of the above situations, the experienced lawyers at Karnas Law Firm in Yuma will fight to earn them the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
How To Know if You Need a Yuma Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice lawyers understand medicine and will work to learn the details of your case in order to earn you the maximum compensation allowed for your injuries in Arizona. And although you might feel like you have all of the details necessary to win your case, experienced malpractice lawyers understand that there’s no such thing as “too much evidence.” If you have recently experienced a physical injury or emotional distress following a medical procedure, an attorney can help you in several ways, including:
- Deciding whether you have a medical malpractice case.
- Gathering evidence surrounding your medical malpractice claim.
- Helping you determine the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
- Determining liable parties.
- Educating you regarding your legal rights.
- Managing court procedures and legal paperwork.
Experienced medical malpractice attorneys also realize the importance of filing your claim in a timely manner. In Arizona, the statute of limitations allows you to file your claim for up to two years following an incident. If you’re pressed for time and want to ensure that your claim makes it to court within the statute of limitations, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help.
Awarded Yuma Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Victims of medical negligence in Yuma can recover for economic damages, such as the costs with correcting the trauma endured and future medical expenses, missed wages, and noneconomic damages such as decreased quality of life, pain and suffering, and more.
At Karnas Law Firm, our Yuma medical malpractice attorneys have served the Yuma community for more than 25 years and are determined to fight for every penny you deserve. They have also filed more than 10,000 personal injury cases and have earned millions of dollars awarded to our clients. Our attorneys have also been recognized in the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Discover what they can do for you when you call Karnas Law Firm at (928) 323-0456 or contact us online.