Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare provider does act reasonably and this failure causes serious injury. This means that the medical provider does not use the same level of care that another medical professional would exercise under the same circumstances.
Medical malpractice cases arise from a range of circumstances:
- Failure to properly diagnose serious conditions, including the delay in a diagnosis of cancer
- Communication errors, including failure to act on results that show a serious illness or condition
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors, including retained objects such as sponges or pads
- Emergency room and failure to treat
- Nursing home abuse and neglect, including failure to refer the patient to the hospital and skin breakdowns.
Medical malpractice cases requires representation from an experienced lawyer in this unique field with both the knowledge of the special rules that apply to these cases, a strong knowledge of medicine, and the legal ability to handle these challenging cases. In Arizona, this area of the law is closely regulated by various laws that dictate the qualifications that experts must hold to testify. It requires an attorney who can understand medical records, literature, and think quickly on their feet. James Campbell has been successfully handling medical malpractice cases throughout Arizona for over 20 years. He is recognized by judges, legislators, opposing lawyers, and their insurance companies as a formidable proponent of his client's rights.