Urgent care facilities can diagnose and treat common, non-life threatening conditions. Unfortunately, medical malpractice at Tucson urgent care facilities is a relatively common occurrence, as they a that do not have the knowledge, experience, or capabilities to handle serious, life-threatening conditions. The Tucson metropolitan area is home to many urgent care facilities owned by large health care institutions like Banner Health, NextCare, FastMed, and Concentra as well as smaller urgent care chains and individually owned urgent cares.
If you seek treatment at a Tucson area urgent care, you could be treated by a doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner for your medical condition. It is not uncommon for you to be seen by a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner and not a doctor when you go to a Tucson area urgent care. Physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners do not have the length of education or training as a doctor does which can lead to a lack of understanding of certain medical conditions and how to diagnose and treat them. Moreover, doctors, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners working at Tucson area urgent care facilities may not have training or experience in emergency medicine or pediatrics. This lack of education, training, and experience can lead to catastrophic injury or death, which is why medical malpractice at Tucson urgent cares is on the rise.
Much like a hospital or doctor’s office, you can sue an urgent care for medical malpractice resulting from a catastrophic injury or death. Some common types of medical malpractice cases arising from a Tucson urgent care include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Inadequate examination
- Inadequate testing
- Inadequate instructions to follow-up with your primary care doctor or emergency room if your condition worsens
- Prescribing the wrong medication
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or death as a result of negligence occurring at a Tucson area urgent care, you need to contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Snyder & Wenner, P.C.