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Medical Malpractice Your Injury, Our Fight

Tempe, AZ Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you’re sick or hurt, you go to the doctor or the hospital. You may try to cure yourself at home, but there are times when you need professional help. In those instances, you go to your practitioner’s office, a specialist, or the emergency room. They could provide you with the care you need, or even admit you into the hospital, or determine you need surgery, and everything could go as planned and you leave the office or hospital feeling better than before. However, sometimes that’s not what happens.

If you leave the office or hospital worse than before, you could use the help of our Tempe, AZ medical malpractice lawyer. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we’re dedicated to helping victims of medical negligence and medical errors get justice for what they’ve endured.

We’ll investigate what happened, determine whose negligence caused the further injury, and calculate how much you’re owed in damages. You can trust our attorneys to represent you and keep you from settling for less than you deserve.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Med Mal Laws in Arizona You Should Know

Taking part in a med mal claim shouldn’t be as intimidating as it might feel. When you know the laws involved in your claim, you’ll feel more informed and more confident in what your lawyer is doing. Having your med mal attorney explain the relevant laws to you can ensure that they know what they’re doing and that they want the process to be transparent and as painless as possible for you.

The first important law you need to know is the statute of limitations of medical malpractice claims in Arizona. This is the amount of time you have to file a claim after the date of your injury from an act of medical negligence. In Arizona, you have two years to take legal action against a doctor or other practitioner or healthcare facility who caused you harm.

Of course, there are some reasons why this timeline might be extended. One of those reasons is known as the discovery rule. This means that if you didn’t realize you were injured directly after the incident, and you don’t discover you’ve been injured until later, you have from the date you discovered or reasonably should have discovered your harm.

This could be confusing, which is why it’s helpful to have a med mal lawyer on your side. They’ll be able to answer your questions and determine if you’re within the statute of limitations or if you qualify for the discovery rule.

Additionally, you need to have an experienced and knowledgeable Tempe, AZ medical malpractice attorney on your side because they need to know the rule surrounding expert witnesses in med mal claims. They need to file to have an expert witness’s testimony in your claim.

Expert witnesses are helpful in establishing what should have been done in your care rather than what the practitioner did instead. They explain the standard of care and how your experience should have gone to further prove how you were wronged in your medical treatment.

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