Chandler Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Seeking medical attention and attending doctor’s appointments are a routine part of many people’s lives. Urgent medical situations lead to unexpected life-saving interventions; in other cases, regular check-ups help people prevent ailments. In either case, people trust the medical professionals and staffing hospitals, medical facilities, and physician groups provide. In medical malpractice, preventable errors cause unfortunate circumstances that lead to varying damages for a patient.
Consulting with a Chandler medical malpractice attorney and filing a claim may help the injured reach a settlement to aid in the recovery from being mistreated by a negligent professional. If a case of professional medical negligence leads to injury, ailments, and damages that affect your daily life, an experienced attorney can help. At Feller & Wendt, our Chandler medical malpractice attorneys have many years of experience navigating and representing medical malpractice cases and assisting clients to recover a fair settlement.
Feller & Wendt Represents Medical Malpractice Cases in Arizona
No two medical malpractice cases are alike. Depending on the circumstances and the standard of care you were expected to receive, the malpractice you experienced can stem from different situations. Many people often experience negligence or mistreatment by a medical professional in a surgical or post-operative setting. Other times, a doctor may have yet to inform you of a pertinent diagnosis during a wellness check.
The proximate causes of many medical malpractice cases include the following:
- Performing incorrect or unnecessary surgeries
- Prematurely discharging a patient
- Prescribing the wrong dose or the wrong medication
- Failure to order the proper testing and act on the results
- Not following up with the patient after a procedure
- Leaving foreign objects in a patient’s body after surgery
- If a patient contracts or acquires a fatal infection in the hospital
- If a patient is mistreated or neglected and develops ulcers or sores
Attorneys Feller & Wendt can represent different types of eligible medical malpractice cases, including:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Childbirth injuries
- Failure to treat
- Surgical malpractice
- Defective medical devices
The proximate cause of your injury can vary. Still, when a negligent party plays a role in your malpractice case, our attorneys can review your case and listen to your experience. Our compassionate and understanding team of Chandler medical malpractice lawyers knows the sensitivity of these cases and how life-changing the effects may be. Consider consulting with an experienced attorney who understands your case and the process of case proceedings.
Understanding Evidence and Proving Negligence in a Chandler Medical Malpractice Case
In any case involving negligence, the injured parties can take legal action by filing a claim or pursuing a lawsuit in a courtroom when applicable. Malpractice cases involving medical professionals can be complex to prove due to the necessary elements of negligence needed to establish a solid case. However, when malpractice has affected you, an experienced attorney can conduct the research and evidence recovery to support your claim.
To prove negligence in an Arizona medical malpractice case, these elements must be considered:
- The healthcare provider had a duty of care and failed to act reasonably or exercise a standard of care within the professional scope of practice
- The breach in duty of care was the proximate cause of your injury
Possible liable parties in medical malpractice cases include:
- Physicians and assistants
- Nurses and medical aides
- Physical therapists
- Dentists and hygienists
- Pharmacists and technicians
- Medical device companies
The most common evidence in a medical case involving negligence includes recovering pertinent medical documentation of a patient’s records. Our knowledgeable attorneys are accustomed to managing malpractice cases and organizing applicable documentation. The attorney on your case works diligently to ensure only relevant documents of injuries and the details of negligence are permissible in court to avoid unlawful scrutiny and protect your privacy accordingly.
What Damages am I Able to Recover When Reaching a Settlement?
Although it may seem challenging and frightening to take legal action against negligent medical professionals because of intimidating insurance companies or their established legal support, you have a right to partner with an attorney for your representation. In Arizona, patients have two years from the cause of action to report and file a medical malpractice claim.
Compensatory damages in an Arizona medical malpractice case may include:
- Costs for medical bills, treatment, therapy, and supplies
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
- Permanent disability, disfigurement
- Paralysis or catastrophic injury
- Loss of employment, wages, income, and benefits
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Lifecare expenses and future losses
While it can be difficult to attribute a physician’s actions to your injuries, the state recognizes the time frame from when you knew or should have known (reasonable diligence) to act on the circumstances. In the discovery process, hiring an attorney can benefit your case and help you understand the necessary steps. We handle all aspects of our cases and represent our clients, who can trust our team to act promptly regarding their case needs and communication efforts.
How a Seasoned Attorney Can Benefit Your Case or Lawsuit
Reviewing medical records and presenting legally appropriate evidence in a courtroom for medical malpractice cases carries a complexity that an experienced attorney is acquainted with. Especially if the injured person is yourself, your child, a family member, or a loved one, partnering with a Chandler medical malpractice lawyer can add ease and benefits to your case.
A seasoned attorney will review your medical records, reports, medical practice or facility operations, and any other elements linked to a provider’s resulting negligence. Additionally, if a medical professional or facility has current or prior allegations of malpractice, an attorney can gather information and pertinent data that may apply to your case.
Entrust Feller & Wendt to Navigate a Successful Chandler Medical Malpractice Case
Suffering injuries and hardship at the hands of negligent and harmful medical professionals or facilities can be uniquely challenging. The attorneys at Feller & Wendt understand the damages many patients face from negligent physicians and facilities. Our legal team is equipped and resourceful to handle medical malpractice cases stemming from various circumstances.
With many years of experience, our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys can help you avoid mistakes throughout a case or lawsuit and work diligently to ensure you are offered a fair settlement for compensatory damages. We not only work to legally address the injuries you’ve endured but also keep your future needs in mind for proper medical care, recovery, and financial support. To schedule a free consultation with a Chandler medical malpractice lawyer, complete a contact form or call our Arizona office at (408) 702-2277.