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Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Richard W. Shapiro

Our civil justice system provides victims of medical negligence the opportunity to obtain fair compensation for the losses they have suffered at the hands of negligent healthcare providers.  Health care providers include doctors, nurses, hospitals, chiropractors, and others providing medical care.  In addition to providing the injured person with fair compensation, medical negligence lawsuits serve an important role in promoting public health and patient safety.  Evidence suggests that holding negligent health care providers accountable decreases the number of preventable medical errors and enhances patient safety. 

Medical negligence lawsuits are complex, expensive, and difficult to win.  In Arizona, before a medical malpractice can be filed, the victim of the medical negligence must present an Affidavit from a medical expert certifying that malpractice occurred and caused injury or death.  We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively deal with all of the medical and legal issues that arise in this type of litigation.  Our efforts in this regard have resulted in substantial recoveries for our clients. Representative cases that we have brought to a successful conclusion include the following:

Birth Injury

Birth injury or trauma is defined as the injury that occurs to a child around the time of delivery.  This usually includes all events in the labor, delivery of the child, and the immediate post delivery care.  Often, a birth injury is preventable and may be the result of medical error, negligence, or malpractice.  Common birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include:  shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus palsy, Erb's palsy, or cerebral palsy.

Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis is often the result of a medical professional's failure to meet the standards of care, skill and prudence required in their field.  The misdiagnosis can occur in a hospital setting or in the doctor's office.  Our firm has handled many different types of misdiagnosis cases such as  late diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis of a spinal cord injury, and misdiagnosis of a heart attack, to name a few.  

Surgical Errors

When a patient requires a surgical procedure, they are typically informed about the inherent risks associated with that procedure.  Surgical patients reasonably believe that the surgeon and medical team performing the procedure are competent and experienced enough to perform the surgery without committing preventable surgical errors.  Thousands of people are injured every year by surgical errors that fall into the category of medical malpractice. 

If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, please contact the Law Offices of Richard W. Shapiro to discuss your case.

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