A doctor commits medical malpractice by negligently providing medical services when that negligence causes or contributes to injuring the patient.
The injured party must first prove that the health care provider fell below the standard of care for similar health care providers in Arizona. That means the health care provider failed to act as a reasonable and prudent health care provider in Arizona would under similar circumstances. The health care provider can fall below the standard of care by doing an act that is wrong under the circumstances. For example, a health care provider may commit malpractice by providing the wrong treatment for an illness or injury, or by failing to act when action was necessary, like failing to properly diagnose a disease or injury.
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The injured patient must prove that the health care provider’s breach of the standard of care was a cause of significant injury to the patient. The health care provider’s error does not have to be the only cause of the injury, it only must contribute to it. For example, a doctor who fails to diagnose cancer in a patient does not cause the cancer, but the doctor can still be liable for malpractice because the delay in dealing with the cancer caused by the failure to diagnose may lead to a significantly higher risk of death from the cancer than had it been diagnosed and treated properly.
One of the most critical components of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death case stemming from medical negligence is the ability to effectively demonstrate the level of loss to an insurance company or jury. We have obtained the following results in medical negligence cases:
- $3 million wrongful death jury verdict for doctor’s and nurse’s failure to recognize post-operative bleed
- $1.5 million wrongful death jury verdict for the family of a patient who died on the operating table due to physician’s failure to recognize a post-operative bleed
- $2 million wrongful death jury verdict against doctor for failure to diagnose a heart attack
- $1.5 million jury verdict for wrongful injection that resulted in increase in patient’s risk of leukemia
- $1 million jury verdict for misdiagnosis of cancer
- $3.5 million settlement for failure to diagnose pneumonia
- $875,000 jury verdict for negligently performed oral surgery
- $2 million wrongful death settlement for delayed placement of a pace maker for a 55-year old woman
- $2.5 million settlement for misdiagnosis of bowel obstruction
Serious Representation for Serious Injuries in Arizona and San Diego
Among the many categories of medical malpractice handled by The Mercaldo Law Firm are:
- Birth injury
- Brain injury
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attacks
- Failure to diagnose bowel obstruction
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors/blood loss
- Hospital negligence
When you work with our Arizona and San Diego medical malpractice attorneys, you benefit from our many decades of excellent service, proven negotiation and litigation skills, keen client focus, and track record of success with pretrial settlements and jury verdicts. We have handled hundreds of medical negligence, personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases during our career, and won millions of dollars in damages for clients.
Consult With Experienced Arizona and San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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