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Arizona Medical Malpractice Law Firm

A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.

Plaintiff medical malpractice
With 60 years of combined experience, medical malpractice attorneys at Crawford & Kline, P.L.C. have successfully represented medical malpractice clients in Tempe and throughout Arizona, routinely obtaining generous awards on cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care and eye surgeries.

To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligent and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. We regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.

Timely action is vital
Arizona law sets statutory deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony. To ensure timely investigation and filing of your claim, we can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and make hospital and home visits.

Medical malpractice defense

Licensed healthcare providers accused of harming or even killing their patients often face a physically exhausting and emotionally devastating process to clear their names. We represent medical professionals in malpractice lawsuits and take pride in our track record of mitigating the damage to our clients’ professional reputations as well as losses to their insurers. If you are a medical care provider charged with negligence, you deserve the most vigorous defense possible to secure your good name, your livelihood and your professional license. We have experience in medical malpractice defense across a broad spectrum of areas, including such frequently litigated matters as:

  • Birth injury
  • Failure to diagnose

– Ignoring warning signs

  • Neglecting to order tests
  • Misreading test results
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription mistakes

-Wrong medication
-Wrong dosage

  • Failure to adhere to standards
  • Equipment misuse

Experts by your side
Medical malpractice cases require attorneys to have specific knowledge about both law and complex issues related to medical terminology, treatment and technology. We’ve established professional relationships with leading physicians, pharmacists and other medical experts who assist us in offering the staunch defense you require.

We’ve worked with many major insurers looking for aggressive litigants. As a result, our firm has defended a wide array of licensed medical specialties, including:

  • Emergency services
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Neonatology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology

We also defend dentists, dental surgeons, chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and many other licensed professionals.

Contact skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers.

Call Crawford & Kline, P.L.C. at 480-491-5100 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.