Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Have you suffered from medical malpractice?
At the core of our medical negligence practice is a commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. We work tirelessly to defend the rights of those who have suffered a severe injury, permanent disability, or the loss of a loved one, due to the careless or unreasonable error of a physician, nurse or hospital in Phoenix or any of the surrounding areas in Arizona. A respected trial attorney at our firm can bring extensive litigation experience to cases of medical malpractice such as:
What exactly is anesthesia malpractice? Anesthesia is often used in minor and major surgeries so that the patient does not have to be awake for the procedure. When administered, the drug causes the patient to fall asleep or numbs a specific area. It is important, however, that the anesthesiologist is careful when administering the drug. If the wrong amount of given, the patient was allergic to the drug, or the patient was not properly monitored during the surgery, the results could be devastating.
One of the most heartbreaking types of medical malpractice is birth injuries. When a child is born, it should be a time of joy for the family. This joy can quickly become a nightmare if the negligence of a medical professional caused the child to suffer harm. Examples of birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, infections, birth defects, brain damage, and more. In order to get the medical treatment you need, you may need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
One type of birth injury which people do not always realize is a type of medical malpractice is cerebral palsy. The exact cause of cerebral palsy is not always known. This being said, brain damage sustained by a child at birth can cause this disorder to occur. If they did not receive adequate oxygen during labor and delivery, this could result in brain damage leading to cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy means that the individual does not have control over their muscles and motor function.
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
What should you do if you were diagnosed from cancer too late? One of the best ways to successfully beat cancer is early detection. If you went to a doctor with certain symptoms, but because of their negligence failed to diagnose what the real problem was, this could mean that the cancer spread. One small error in the diagnosis of cancer or even a slight delay could cost the patient their life.
Emergency Room Negligence
What should you do if you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice in an emergency room? An ER is usually a stressful and hectic environment and so medical professionals need to be careful to ensure that they are treating their patients with the care and attention they need. As in other types of medical malpractice cases, even the slightest error could result in serious consequences. If you want a member of our team to look over your case, please contact our firm today!
Hypoxic Brain Injury
What is a hypoxic brain injury? When there is a lack of oxygen in a certain part of the body, the result is known as hypoxia. This could occur to an infant during labor and delivery because they suffered from a lack of oxygen to their brain. For example, if the umbilical cord was trapped around their neck and the situation was not caught quickly enough, this could result in permanent and severe brain damage.
Unfortunately, hospitals are a breeding ground for infection. Known as hospital-acquired infections, patients suffer and even die as a result of these infections every year. Medical professionals are required to follow health and safety standards in order to prevent these types of infections and they could be held responsible if their negligence resulted in a patient contracting an infection. Infections can also occur after a surgical procedure has been performed if the operating doctor was not careful to prevent it from happening.
Medication errors are one of the more common types of medical malpractice cases. In fact, studies have shown that they may be even more common than we think due to the fact that many are not reported to the patient or their family. If you were given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, it could cause serious injury or it may have no noticeable effect. It could, however, keep you from recovering or even make your condition worse.
Misdiagnosed Heart Attack or Stroke
If you suffered from a heart attack or a stroke but were not properly diagnosed, you could have grounds to file a medical malpractice case. The best chance for recovery following a heart attack or a stroke is early detection. There are drugs which can be administered and procedures performed which can help the patient make a full recovery. If you suffered from either of these conditions and you believe that negligence or inexperience caused your condition to be misdiagnosed, please contact us!
If you were the victim of a nursing error, your first step should be to get in touch with a member of our team. Common types of nursing errors include medication errors, failing to properly monitor a patient, or administrating the wrong medication. Nurses should be held accountable for these mistakes so that the same thing does not keep happening to other patients. Contact our office to learn more about how we could help you.
Errors during surgery may be more common than you think. There are cases of surgeries being performed on the wrong part of the body or the wrong surgery being performed on the wrong patient. There have also been cases of surgical tools and materials being sewn up inside a patient, leading to infection and further complications. If you suffered because of a surgical error, please contact a member of our team as soon as possible.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving All of Arizona
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo is proud to be considered Phoenix's preeminent medical malpractice law firm, with a reputation for handling significant, difficult and complex cases. By always keeping our client's success our top priority and working tirelessly to offer them high-quality, dynamic legal representation, we are often able to help them on their way to their desired outcome. Situations such as this can be exhausting and overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. By working with an experienced lawyer, you can focus on the truly important task of healing. Contact a Phoenix medical malpractice lawyer at our office today to schedule a free case evaluation. Our firm handles cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.