Medical Malpractice and the Goldberg & Osborne Law Firm

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional, such as a physician, nurse, therapist, or pharmacist, provides medical aid that falls below the standard of care. This standard is determined by considering what would be expected of a similarly trained professional acting under the same circumstances. On a national scale, medical malpractice has been estimated to cause as many as 100,000 deaths each year, which is higher than the number of deaths caused by automobile accidents.

Events that may indicate that medical malpractice has occurred include, but are not limited to:

• Undue delay in the diagnosis of a disease or failure to recognize the presence of a medical condition
• Failure to properly monitor the course of labor and childbirth resulting in injury to the mother or the child
• Failure to obtain fully informed consent from a patient prior to surgery
• Errors in surgical technique
• Inappropriate use of a surgical implant or a medical device used to diagnose and/or treat an illness
• Failure to properly supervise the actions of another health care worker

Any medical malpractice case begins with a review of the facts as documented in the appropriate medical records, such as the hospital chart and any outpatient medical records that may be relevant. This can be done by an experienced malpractice attorney, who will often bring in the assistance of medical professionals. If your attorney feels that there is sufficient evidence that medical malpractice occurred, he or she will then guide you through the often complex challenges of preparing your case.

If medical malpractice can be proven, you have the right to compensation for your injuries. However, remember that a malpractice claim can only be filed 2-3 years after the event in question took place. Unless you file notice of a claim during this period, you may be unable to pursue your case. A professional medical malpractice attorney will ensure that you meet all relevant deadlines.

Obviously, medical malpractice can be one of the more complex areas of legal practice, and you should only rely on lawyers with experience in the field. With offices throughout the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas, the law firm of Goldberg & Osborne has successfully handled hundreds of malpractice cases. Thanks to their established working relationships with a variety of medical specialists, the Injury Lawyers at Goldberg & Osborne can help you determine if a malpractice lawsuit is a practical option for your particular case.

If you suspect that you or a member of your family may have been the victim of medical malpractice, your first step should be to arrange for a free consultation with a malpractice lawyer at Goldberg & Osborne.

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