Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Arizona lawyers have the special knowledge and skill required to expertly handle medical malpractice cases. We represent the victims of malpractice in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Prescott, Tucson, Flagstaff, Payson and throughout Arizona.
Best Lawyers in America
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in America. Our firm was designated as a Tier 1 law firm in Personal Injury Litigation in the organization's "Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms" rankings for 2022.
Top-Rated Law Firm
O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is rated AV Preeminent by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. This is the highest possible designation and is reserved for law firms with the strongest legal ability and highest ethical standards.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
In the context of all medical services delivered in Arizona, serious errors are relatively uncommon. But, when they occur, the consequences can be devastating—emotionally and financially—to those affected.
For more than 45 years, our lawyers have assisted victims of medical malpractice receive everything they deserve for their losses.
Not All Bad Outcomes are Malpractice
Many sick people cannot be made better, even with the best medical care. That is an unfortunate fact of life.
For this reason, we believe we owe it to our clients, the medical community, and society generally to have potential medical malpractice claims reviewed in advance by highly qualified, impartial expert physicians. We ask them to tell us whether or not a tragic outcome fell below the standard of care legally required of any particular medical provider.
We take considerable pride in our ability to identify the best available experts with regard to every potential medical malpractice claim. This is among the most important elements of a law firm's work in the medical malpractice field.
We recognize our obligation to our clients to fully evaluate claims before a lawsuit is filed. If our evaluations, including the opinions of our experts, reveal that a claim lacks merit, we explain this in detail to our clients, so they will fully understand what happened and why.
On the other hand, if we are persuaded that a poor outcome was the result of a medical provider's negligence, we will use all our expertise and resources to secure justice and compensation for our clients.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You
We understand the special complexities of medicine and law that apply to medical malpractice cases. We also have the resources to stand toe-to-toe with the largest corporations, insurance companies and governments.
Please call or email us for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about your medical malpractice matter. Our experienced staff of medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you now, regardless of where you live.
Put our more than 45 years of legal experience on your side. Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your potential medical malpractice claim. We would like to help you.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Birth injuries occur in approximately one to three percent of births in Arizona. Common causes of birth injuries include improper pre-natal care, failure to diagnose a disease or misdiagnosis of it, improper delay in inducing labor, failure to perform a c-section when required, failure to respond to apparent fetal distress and improper monitoring and care of the baby following delivery.
If properly and timely diagnosed, most forms of cancer have a high recovery rate. Early detection is critical to survival rate and allows less-invasive treatment options. Some doctors dismiss reported complaints or do not order appropriate tests necessary for early detection of cancer. Because any delay can be costly, a medical professional who fails to diagnose cancer leaves the patient at risk of a bad outcome.
Errors committed in the administration of anesthesia are relatively rare. But when mistakes occur, they can be devastating. Anesthesiology errors can result in death or permanent injury, including brain damage.
Arizona law makes it more difficult to pursue a medical malpractice action against an emergency room or ER physician than other malpractice lawsuits. We understand the special complexities of medicine and law that apply to medical malpractice cases against ER providers.
Bed sores—also called decubitus ulcers and pressure sores—may develop on people with limited mobility when caregivers fail to properly adjust their positions in beds or chairs, do not regularly clean them, or neglect to adequately feed or hydrate them.
Mistakes during surgery can cause devastating effects for patients. While some injuries are temporary, many are very serious and carry lifelong consequences. About one-third of patients who are victims of a surgeon's mistake will suffer a permanent injury, while more than six percent do not survive.
Radiologists play a critical role in the delivery of medical services by interpreting diagnostic films to assist physicians in diagnosing conditions and providing medical treatment. Inaccurate interpretations of imaging can lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosed of serious diseases or medical conditions.
Correctional facilities are required to provide certain levels of medical care to inmates pursuant to both Arizona law and the U.S. Constitution. We have the skill and resources necessary to navigate the added complexities of handling a malpractice claim that arises from prison medical care.
Our opioid crisis began in the 1990s when Vicodin and Oxycodone gained traction among doctors. Many physicians were influenced by "incentives" provided to them by opioid manufacturers and distributors to prescribe these medications beyond their approved uses.