Medical negligence is one type of professional negligence. Professionals, and those who work in jobs that require special skill, have special knowledge, skills, and training. When doing their job, the law requires professionals to act in a reasonably careful and skillful manner in keeping with their special knowledge.
Medical negligence is not limited to doctors. In Arizona, other licensed medical professionals can be sued for medical malpractice including:
- Physician Assistants
- Nurses (LPNs and RNs)
- Radiology Techs (e.g. X-Ray Operators)
- Federally Licensed Blood Bank, Blood Center, or Plasma Center
- Medical Equipment Providers (if licensed by the Department of Health Services)
A patient may have a claim of medical malpractice against a licensed medical professional who negligently rendered services.
Negligent conduct isn’t an honest mistake. It is conduct that is unreasonable in light of a medical professional’s knowledge, skills, and training. It is conduct that no reasonable medical professional in the same or similar circumstances would engage in. To be legally actionable as malpractice, there must be evidence of negligent conduct that caused a patient to be injured or die.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one and suspect that medical negligence was involved, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation. If we take your case we will front all costs and work on a contingency fee, meaning that we don’t get paid unless you do.
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Our experienced attorneys handle medical negligence cases all over the state, including Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Avondale, Cave Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Kingman, and Tucson. Bode & Collins, P.L.C. also represents people who were injured in Arizona while visiting from another state or country. Although our offices are based in Scottsdale, we litigate in all counties, including Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County and Yavapai County.
If you have lost someone close to you as the result of medical negligence, call or contact us today. We are here to help.