When a medical practitioner’s treatment of a patient is negligent in such a way that it causes the patient harm or even death, it is called medical malpractice. Malpractice is a term that is widely used and understood to mean that the medical professional has failed to provide the level of care required of their license, their oath, and the medical community standards by which their performance is measured. When this happens, the patient is injured or in someway affected physically and/or emotionally by the actions of the medical professional.
Medical professionals are required to carry medical malpractice liability insurance; most retain a minimum of $1M and are often covered by additional insurance policies. In our state and country today, medical malpractice cases are very expensive, time consuming, and difficult. There is a longstanding bias in favor of physicians and healthcare providers because of effective marketing and lobbying efforts for Tort Reform. (In short, Tort Reform is a group of ideas and laws that are designed to change the way our civil justice system works.)
Medical malpractice can consist of any type of negative outcome from any form of treatment. Many times, the cause or contributing factors can be vague, misunderstood, or even missed completely by a patient or attorney that is not well versed in medical malpractice. Potential cases must be researched, analyzed and developed by an attorney with extensive experience to ensure your case stands a chance in the medical malpractice arena.
It is imperative to do due diligence and retain an attorney if you or a loved one is involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The best advice we can give is to hire an attorney with a proven success record in the context of medical malpractice. This is essential to winning your case; if your attorney doesn’t have a history in medical malpractice suits, they are less likely to win your case.
Gill Law Firm is a well-respected Phoenix, AZ personal injury firm that dedicates its practice to the representation of the seriously injured and their families due to an accident, negligence or abuse. If the above information relates to your personal experience, and you think it would be beneficial to discuss your situation with an attorney, please call us. We offer a complimentary review of your case with no strings attached. Call today and schedule an appointment with our team of experts. It's time to put your mind at ease. Call today 480.767.8777