When it comes to personal health, patients entrust their medical care and well-being to highly trained medical professionals. In most cases this shared commitment to the patient's well-being results in successful diagnosis and an effective treatment plan with appropriate medical care. However, at times misdiagnoses, substandard care, or other forms of professional negligence can occur and result in serious and lasting harmful consequences for patients and their families.
Medical malpractice can occur in all areas of medicine including, physician care, nursing care, dentistry and pharmacy, and can involve treatment mistakes such as:
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper or incorrect treatment
- Failure to treat
- Surgical error
- Delayed diagnosis or treatment
- Surgery or procedure performed without informed consent
- Prescription error
Adverse outcomes alone are not enough to trigger a medical malpractice claim. Rather, it is only when medical treatment falls below the minimally acceptable standard of care within the medical community that a medical mistake may give rise to a medical malpractice action. Navigating complicated medical malpractice claims can be a daunting endeavor for plaintiffs and defendants alike.
Jennings Haug Cunningham has several attorneys experienced and skilled in all aspects of medical malpractice litigation, representing both injured patients and medical professionals. They possess a unique understanding of the many challenges in these cases and can offer individualized, strategic legal counsel, while serving as strong, committed advocates for their clients.
The lawyers of Jennings Haug Cunningham practicing in the area of medical malpractice are: Jack Cunningham, Thomas Chamberlin, Jorge Franco, Laurence R. Sharlot, and Nathan C. Stuart. These experienced attorneys are proud to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in medical malpractice claims and welcome case referrals in accordance with Rule.1.5(e) of the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.
Contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Jennings Haug Cunningham. We serve clients throughout the state of Arizona, including the greater metropolitan Phoenix area, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma and Prescott.