Going to the hospital can be a very scary thing especially if you don’t know what’s wrong with you and you are in pain. You have no choice but to put your trust in the hospital staff to help you and in some cases, save your life. Even more so than yourself, entrusting your loved one to the care of the hospital and just hoping everything goes well.
Nervousness and anxiety accompany many people during a doctor’s visit, even one that is routine. Much less if it is an emergency situation and God forbid surgery is involved. Surgery, no matter how small or minor, is always a big deal. Especially if there is anesthesia involved and the patient is not in the optimal health to start with. We all know that there is always a risk of complications during surgery, but know one really thinks that they or their loved ones will be that one case. And so, when it does happen, to say you are devastated is minimizing it. Seeing the doctor make the dreaded trudge down the corridor with that solemn look on his face tells you all you need to know before he even says a word.
When things go so wrong during surgery or anytime you are dealing with medical professionals, that a serious injury occurs or even death, a medical malpractice suit may be filed. Though the doctor or medical professional involved did not intend on causing the harm, by law, they are still responsible and must be held liable if negligence or fault on their part is proven. If this is your situation, then you need to call a medical malpractice attorney.
Most malpractice attorneys will take your case, if they feel it is a winnable case, without charging you a retainer. They will recoup their fees and cost after the case has settled and/or a payout for damages has been released. If you are in Arizona, search for a medical malpractice lawyer tucson az for a list of medical malpractice attorneys in your area.
The legal process of a lawsuit is a tasking one and can take a number of years to resolve. One of the hardest parts about dealing with a case such as this is having to relive the event each time there is a meeting with your attorney or a court date. Especially if you are advocating for a loved one who actually died from the negligence. You most likely want nothing more than to have this behind you so that your loved one may have justice and your family may have closure.
As someone who has gone through this myself, I know first hand how difficult a malpractice suit can be. Trying to deal with the grief as well as handle the legal situation can be quite much. However, even though the money will not bring your loved one back or change what happened, at the very least, hopefully the suit will help prevent something like that ever happening to anyone else.