Accomplished Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Flagstaff attorney seeks compensation for victims of healthcare negligence

Doctors and other healthcare providers who don’t do their jobs properly create a serious danger for the patients they treat. However, taking on a physician, medical office or hospital can be a difficult task, so your first priority should be to retain an attorney with a track record of success in medical malpractice cases. At Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC in Flagstaff, I have more than 15 years of legal experience representing Arizona clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of medical professionals. Whether you’re the victim of an operating room slip-up, a faulty diagnosis or some other type of harm traceable to a healthcare provider’s failure, my firm will fight to secure the compensation you deserve. 

Common types of medical malpractice actions

Not every negative medical outcome is the result of actionable malpractice, but there are many instances where standards of care are violated due to cost-cutting, carelessness or some other reason. Some of the most common problems that give rise to malpractice lawsuits include the following. 

  • Misdiagnosis — Failure to recognize a serious medical problem consistent with the symptoms someone is experiencing could cause severe, or even fatal, harm. If you believe that a missed or delayed diagnosis made your condition worse, I consult with experts to determine if the facts support a malpractice claim.

  • Surgical errors — Mistakes in the operating room put the patient at serious risk, and they might not even be aware of what happened. My firm takes on healthcare providers responsible for surgical errors such as anesthesia problems, sloppy scalpel work, lack of proper hygiene and lost instruments.  

  • Improper medication —Pharmaceuticals can do extraordinary good, but no prescription should be issued without due consideration of side effects, dosage and potential interactions with other drugs. When carelessness related to prescription mediation leads to illness or injury, I seek relief for victims. 

  • Lack of informed consent — Healthcare providers are responsible for making sure that their patients understand the treatment they are receiving and their attendant risks. This might require a thorough explanation that sometimes is not provided. I assist plaintiffs who allege that were not properly informed regarding their procedure prior to giving consent. 

No matter what led you to seek legal relief, my firm will carefully review the facts and give your case the respect it deserves as you consider your legal options. 

How long do you have to file a medical malpractice claim?

Most Arizona victims of medical malpractice have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit. However, this deadline can be delayed if the potential defendant’s negligence was not immediately discoverable. Once you suspect that a doctor, nurse or hospital did not honor their professional standards, you should contact a proven injury attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice claims can be very complex as they require detailed expert evidence and are usually defended vigorously by large insurance companies. My firm delivers strong advocacy for plaintiffs in these cases, so they can recover the full payment they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, emotional distress and other compensable damages. 

Contact a proven Arizona medical malpractice attorney to schedule a free consultation

The Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC in Flagstaff seeks compensation for victims of medical malpractice throughout Arizona. Please call 928-222-2803 or contact me online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.