For nearly 40 years, the attorneys at Snyder & Wenner have represented victims of medical malpractice and wrongful death in the Tucson, AZ community. While some people may think that a medical malpractice case is the same no matter where it occurs, that is not true. Tucson is a smaller community than Phoenix, which has many advantages. Unfortunately, it also means that the medical care available to residents is not as extensive. Rather than having dozens of hospitals to choose from, Tucsonans only have a few options, including Banner University Medical Center, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Northwest Medical Center, and Tucson Medical Center, among a few others.
To successfully pursue a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim in Tucson, AZ, your attorney must have the experience and knowledge necessary to represent you and your needs. Snyder & Wenner, a medical malpractice law firm in Tucson, AZ, has litigated numerous cases, including the largest verdict in the State of Arizona in 2017 and other very high-profile cases. Our Tucson, AZ, medical malpractice lawyers were able to have such great successes because we understand the Tucson community and we craft our cases accordingly. If a medical malpractice attorney does not have this experience or knowledge, it will be extremely difficult to hold the doctor or the hospital responsible for your injuries.
Tucson cases are also more complex than the average medical malpractice case because many patients receive care (knowingly or unknowingly) from residents. These are doctors who are still in training, and since they are state employees, we are required to notify the state of a potential lawsuit within six months of the date of injury or death. This makes filing a lawsuit much more difficult, as many people are not thinking about filing a lawsuit until long after that deadline has occurred.
At Snyder & Wenner, we only handle catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases caused by medical malpractice. Because we only focus on the most serious cases, we can make a difference in the community to ensure that doctors and hospitals put patient safety first. Unfortunately, regardless of whether a doctor or nurse is kind or caring, they still make errors that can permanently change a person’s or family’s life. If that happens, we are here to help. We have an extensive history of litigating cases against Banner (including Banner-UMC) and other hospitals and urgent care centers in Tucson.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice caused by a hospital or doctor in Tucson, AZ, please do not delay in calling our medical malpractice lawyers. You only have two years from the date you knew or should have known of the injuries (or from the date of death) to file a claim. If the case is against a resident doctor or a state employee, you only have six months from that date to give the state notice of a lawsuit. If that deadline is missed, you may not be able to recover anything for your loss. We can speak with you over the phone or by email to determine if you have a case. There is no cost for this assessment, and you never pay anything out of pocket.
The most frequented hospitals in Tucson include:
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner UMC-TUcson is a Level 1 trauma center. This means that it has certain medical services needed for the most significant and complicated injuries. It also means that the hospital must comply with certain Arizona regulations regarding Level 1 trauma centers. Banner UMC-Tucson is also home to Diamond Children’s Medical Center, which provides treatment to children by pediatric physicians. Banner UMC-Tucson is affiliated with the University of Arizona medical school. If you have a medical malpractice or wrongful death case against them, you may need to file a Notice of Claim within 6 months of the incident.
Banner UMC South
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Banner UMC South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency Department, a trauma center, and a behavioral health pavilion. Specialty services offered here include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment, education for diabetes, geriatric care, and orthopedic services.
Northwest Medical Center
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering emergency services along with chest pain and heart failure programs. They also have neurologic services, neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program, and a stroke center. Northwest Medical Center also offers robotic surgery, a GI lab, inpatient rehabilitation, wound care, and urgent care facilities.
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
1601 W. St. Mary’s Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital has a minimally invasive heart and vascular surgery department. They also provide stroke care and cancer treatment. St. Mary’s also has an emergency department.
Oro Valley Hospital
1551 E. Tangerine Road
Tucson, AZ 85755
Oro Valley Hospital is a 146-bed acute care hospital in Tucson. They offer orthopedic services, inpatient rehabilitation, cardiology services, minimally invasive surgeries, gastroenterology services, cardiopulmonary testing, imaging and diagnostics, emergency medicine, and behavior health treatment. Oro Valley Hospital is a level IV trauma center and also has an emergency room prepared for pediatric patients.
Tucson Medical Center
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tucson Medical Center is a 600-bed hospital with emergency and pediatric centers. They also provide women’s care, maternity care, orthopedic services, neuroscience, hospital care, and vascular treatment. TMC Hospital is the second largest hospital in Tucson.
Tucson, Arizona is also home to many urgent care clinics. Unfortunately, urgent care centers in Tucson are increasingly the subject of medical malpractice lawsuits. This is most often because the providers are not properly trained to recognize a true emergency and thus fail to transfer the patient to the hospital for a higher level of care. The most frequently visited urgent care centers in Tucson are:
NextCare Urgent Care
6238 E. Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
NextCare Urgent Care
4280 N. Oracle Rd #100
Tucson, AZ 85705
NextCare Urgent Care
5369 S. Calle Santa Cruz #145
Tucson, AZ 85706
Southern Arizona Urgent Care
90 W. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
In addition to these locations, Tucson also is home to several FastMed Urgent Care clinics, Banner Urgent Care, and La Paloma Urgent Care. For more information on potential urgent care malpractice, please click here.