Tucson is home to several hospitals, including Banner University Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Tucson VA Medical Center, and Oro Valley Hospital. These facilities do not include the numerous urgent care centers and other doctors’ offices throughout the city. Unfortunately, patients at these hospitals and urgent care centers are subjected to possible life-changing outcomes that are the same at hospitals all throughout Arizona, including injuries and death due to medical negligence.
Some of these injuries and deaths were due to:
- birth injuries,
- doctor’s misdiagnosis,
- radiology errors,
- delay in diagnosis,
- judgment errors,
- surgical complications,
- medication errors, and
- doctor and nurse fatigue.
Suing a hospital or doctor in Tucson may sometimes be more complicated than in other cities in Arizona. This is due to Tucson being home to the University of Arizona Medical School. Many of the hospitals in Tucson have medical students, residents, and fellows who rotate through the various departments and hospitals across the city providing medical care and treatment to Tucsonans. Additionally, some of the doctors at these hospitals are teachers and faculty members of the University of Arizona Medical School. Due these differences in Tucson, you may also have to sue the State of Arizona and the University of Arizona in addition to the doctor and the hospital for your injuries.
In order to protect your legal rights when suing any hospital in Tucson you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who understands these complex issues. You may have to serve what’s known as a Notice of Claim against the State of Arizona and the University of Arizona for their employment and supervision of these doctors. A Notice of Claim requires victims of personal injuries and wrongful deaths to act quickly, within 180 days of the injury or death, to file a claim. Snyder & Wenner has significant experience litigating and trying cases in Tucson, which is a critical component of successfully resolving a medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or death as a result of medical malpractice at any hospital or urgent care center in Tucson, Arizona, you must contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers now at Snyder & Wenner for a free consultation. Email us or call us now at 602-224-0005.