When health care professionals fail to provide the high standard of medical care required of them, the injuries caused by their negligence can prove to be drastic and devastating, or subtle and dangerous. Since the professional lives and reputations of these medical professionals (especially physicians) are on the line in each medical negligence case, the legal battle to recover compensation can often be long and challenging.
Having practiced for more than 35 years, that challenge is a large part of the reason why I enjoy handling medical malpractice cases for my clients at my law firm, Stephen I. Leshner P.C. It takes a substantial investment of time, energy and resources to prove liability and damages in a case, but it is well-worth the effort when I can help clients recover the compensation they need and deserve.
Please contact me, a Phoenix medical malpractice lawyer online or call 602 266-9000 to schedule a consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
I am Stephen I. Leshner. I handle medical malpractice cases involving catastrophic and permanent injuries, such as:
- Injuries resulting from surgical mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Hospital negligence
- Anesthesia errors
A Case Study in Medical Malpractice and Failure to Diagnose
Several years ago, the family of a woman who had died of ovarian cancer came to my office wanting to sue the surgeon who had operated on her – alleging that he had missed a large portion of the tumor. The family had been turned down by several other lawyers before coming to me because this kind of mistake does not always qualify as medical malpractice.
After taking the time to ask a few questions, I discovered that the reason the cancer had progressed to that critical state was because the lab that took her pap smears had missed the otherwise clear signs of developing ovarian cancer. Instead of suing the physician, we filed suit against the lab for wrongful death, and obtained a very substantial settlement.
In the past few years, I have obtained many millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in cases involving surgical mistakes, failure/delay in diagnosis, pharmacy malpractice and psychiatric malpractice, all of which resulted in catastrophic, permanent injury or death.
While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, my clients were able to secure some measure of justice.
Insightful Analysis – Reputable Service – Historic Results
As a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation and as former President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, I can help you prepare and develop a strong medical malpractice claim.
I take cases when I feel confident that I can secure compensation for clients – I have won settlements in cases thought unlikely to succeed by other lawyers. If you have been catastrophically injured or have lost a loved one due to your health care provider’s negligence, please contact me, a wrongful death lawyer in Arizona online, or call 602 266-9000 today.