When one contracts a serious illness, he or she should be entitled to appropriate and timely medical care -- no matter where one resides. Unfortunately, that standard appears not to apply to Arizona inmates. One inmate recently filed a medical malpractice claim against the prison system where he is incarcerated after nearly dying from a missed diagnosis of a deadly infection.
The trust between a patient and medical provider is a crucial aspect of their relationship. In most cases, doctors are diligent about informing patients of a diagnosis and recommending treatment that will provide a cure or a longer life span. Unfortunately, when a medical provider fails to follow accepted medical standards, Arizona patients can often suffer greater harm and may have a basis for filing a medical malpractice claim.
Regardless of whether a patient is well-known, he or she is entitled to the appropriate medical care when they seek treatment of an ailment. In the aftermath of a major surgical procedure, it is not uncommon to experience complications that are usually treated by following the accepted standard of care. However, when providers deviate from that standard and attempt to correct a complication through other means, a patient could suffer irreparable injury. If Arizona patients have suffered as a result, they may have a basis for filing a medical malpractice claim.
The birth of a child is typically one of the most anticipated and joyous events in a person's life. The dreams that parents have for their offspring are usually centered on the expectation that their baby will be born healthy and free of any disabilities. Sadly, child birth can go awry and a baby may suffer the lifelong consequences of negligent medical care. Arizona families who have been devastated by a birth injury may have a claim for medical malpractice.
According to complaints from inmates and family members, the medical company contracted to provide services to Arizona inmates has not met expectations. There have been numerous complaints, alleging that care is delayed or denied. Failure to provide medical care may be a basis for a medical malpractice claim. One inmate has been awaiting an accurate diagnosis for several months for a potentially serious issue.
Confronting a medical crisis is a frightening and confusing experience. At this time, a patient is in need of the comforting knowledge and appropriate health care from trained medical providers. Unfortunately, when medical professionals fail to provide a patient with the proper care, devastating complications can result. Arizona residents who believe that providers caused them to suffer greater harm may en entitled to seek relief through a medical malpractice claim.
A patient in need of medical care places tremendous trust in the abilities of medical professionals. If that trust is violated, patients may be left with a more serious problem. When an Arizona patient suffers harm from suspected medical malpractice, proving a claim can be difficult.
In 2009, Congress provided funding to speed up the switch to electronic medical records. It was believed that this format allows patients greater access to their records while reducing the possibility of medical malpractice. However, as many Arizona patients have likely discovered, accessing a complete record of their own health care is often problematic.
A trip to a hospital emergency room is already fraught with fears. One of the last things on a patient's mind may be concerns over whether the staff will fail to provide proper care. Unfortunately, if a medical center fails to follow proper procedures, any Arizona patient could become a victim of medical malpractice.
The realization that a loved one requires full-time nursing care is often difficult one for families. They typically look for a nursing home that can provide the care and supervision their loved one requires. Sadly, when these facilities fail to meet their obligations, Arizona families may have recourse to file a medical malpractice claim in an effort to seek justice for their loved one.