Prescott Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
If you or someone you love has suffered undue harm at the hands of a negligent medical practitioner, we urge you to contact The Carman Law Firm. Our legal team comes from diverse legal backgrounds. Since 2003, our firm has delivered unmatched legal representation by some of the greatest legal minds in Arizona.
Why choose us?
- If you are unable to come to us, we will travel to you
- We offer a small firm atmosphere with a large-firm experience
- We offer confidential, no-obligation consultations
Medical Malpractice Overview
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by an act or an omission on behalf of a medical provider. In medical malpractice cases, the treatment falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical profession and causes injury or death to the patient. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurance to offset the risk and costs associated with medical malpractice lawsuits.
Common types of medical errors:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Postoperative treatment errors
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims
In order for the plaintiff to prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit, they must prove that the health care provider failed to provide adequate treatment which resulted in a personal injury or substantial loss of income.
There are two types of damages involved in medical malpractice cases – actual damages and punitive damages. While actual damages cover the costs of additional treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering, punitive damages are awarded when the medical malpractice was a result of reckless or willful behavior by the physician.
In Arizona, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within two years after the cause of action accrues. However, the Arizona courts have held that the statute of limitations doesn't begin to run until the injury is discovered.
Contact The Carman Law Firm
If you believe you have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim, we encourage you to contact The Carman Law Firm to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of our legal team. We take a personal interest in each of our client's cases and are fully committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions.
Between our vast knowledge of Arizona's medical malpractice laws and our available resources, you will have the greatest opportunity for receiving the compensation you deserve.
Were you unjustifiably hurt by a negligent medical professional? Contact our Prescott medical malpractice attorney for the competent legal support your case requires!