Are you a victim of medical malpractice due to a surgical error in Arizona? You’re not alone. Surgeons are at a higher risk of facing medical malpractice lawsuits because of the risky nature of their profession. However, proving physician negligence is not easy, and injured patients may not recover monetary damages without the help of experienced lawyers.
At Gage Mathers, our Arizona surgical error lawyers specialize in representing patients who have suffered harm due to medical malpractice. We have a proven track record of securing compensation for our clients in cases involving surgical malpractice.
You Went Under The Knife And They Changed Your Life
Surgical error lawyers see some of the most catastrophic injuries, frequently leading to death. It seems like hospitals, and outpatient surgical centers, do their best to move patients through surgery and recovery as quickly as possible. This allows them to see more patients and increase revenue. One product of this practice is an increase in surgical errors – some minor, some critical, and some fatal.
Health care providers should be held accountable when they violate establish standards of care and injure innocent patients. Our experienced legal team at Gage Mathers is well-versed in medical malpractice. We know how to pursue justice on your behalf.
Complicated Cases Require Serious Representation
Surgical errors are some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases. Some examples of surgical errors include:
- Delaying surgery
- Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Performing unnecessary surgeries
- Inattentive staff or doctors
- Negligent use of surgical tools
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory and imaging studies
- Failing to follow up after surgery
- Prematurely discharging a patient
- Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
- Leaving surgical instruments, sponges, or towels inside the patient
- Failing to recognize a surgical error
- Damaging other parts of the body not being operated on
- Careless decisions under pressure
Establishing Negligence in Surgical Error Lawsuits
Surgery is not the time to cut corners, lose focus, or make avoidable errors. Surgery requires appropriate planning, including obtaining a complete medical history, reviewing all the available information, obtaining additional information if necessary, and considering the alternatives.
Establishing physician negligence is a challenging task, but we know how to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. We use a legal doctrine called “res ipsa loquitur” to help our clients who don’t know exactly what caused their harm. This doctrine shifts the burden of proof to the doctor defendant, who must then show that they were not negligent to avoid liability.
Gaga Mathers: Surgical Error Lawyers with Your Best Interests at Heart
Our team will conduct a thorough investigation and use discovery as a procedural sword to uncover acts of medical malpractice. We will obtain medical records, expert opinions, and eyewitness testimony to show that the physician breached the applicable surgical standard of care, causing injury to you.
We understand that medical malpractice can have a profound impact on your life, including physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Likewise, we empathize with the challenges you may be facing and are here to provide support.
That’s why we offer compassionate representation and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Our Arizona surgical error lawyers have extensive experience in handling medical malpractice lawsuits and are well-versed in the laws and regulations that govern such cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a surgical error, contact Gage Mathers today for a free consultation. We will help you understand your legal options and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Gage Mathers is Ready To Help
Sometimes the surgical error is not obvious, and these cases can be quite complex. We are experienced personal injury attorneys prepared to carefully analyze medical records, consult with medical experts, and aggressively dig for the truth.