Phoenix, Arizona, Medical Negligence Lawyers
Lawyers at our Phoenix law firm — Sandweg & Ager, P.C. — have achieved a record of success in medical malpractice cases. Highly regarded by present and former clients as well as our peers, we have received extensive recognition for our work.
What Successful Medical Negligence Cases Require
In order to successfully sue for medical negligence, the law requires more than just an illness or injury that a health care provider cannot cure. A health care provider must have breached the standard of care by acting negligently in a way that caused an injury. This means the doctor, nurse or hospital must have acted in a way that a reasonable health care provider would not have — inappropriately, unreasonably or unnecessarily.
Proving medical negligence can be difficult. However, the lawyers at Sandweg & Ager, P.C., have the extensive experience necessary to achieve the best possible outcomes. Experts are often a critical key to success in a medical malpractice case. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with many experts in a variety of fields to thoroughly review the medical records and assess the strength and weaknesses of our cases. We work with these experienced expert medical witnesses whose opinions are essential in educating juries so they understand the how and why medical negligence occurred, as well as the nature and extent of its effects.
The Importance of Acting Quickly
The law places certain time limits — statutes of limitation — on all personal injury cases, including medical malpractice cases. Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Arizona is two years. However, if the lawsuit will be brought against a governmental entity, it is only one year and a written claim must be submitted within 180 days.
If you are considering taking legal action, it is critical to talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Early action gives your lawyer a chance to evaluate your case thoroughly and extensively before the statute of limitations expires. If you wait too long, you may forfeit your right to obtain the justice you deserve.
Contact Our Phoenix, Arizona, Medical Negligence Attorneys
We invite you to contact our attorneys regarding medical negligence that you or a loved one may have experienced. Consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation. To get started, call our Phoenix, Arizona, law office at 602-648-3200 or simply complete our online contact form.
Meet Bill Sandweg and John Ager
The foundation of our success is the hard work and experience of two seasoned lawyers, Bill Sandweg and John Ager. Together, we leverage more than 50 years of experience to help fix the harm suffered by the victims of injury death. Our full-time staff includes a dedicated nurse consultant and a paralegal, in addition to a physician, who is also a lawyer and serves as "of counsel" to our firm.
Bill Sandweg has been practicing personal injury law for 40 years. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Arizona's Finest Lawyers and Southwest Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, perhaps the most exclusive and elite organization of successful trial lawyers.
John Ager has been litigating personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury and death focusing on medical negligence cases for 17 years. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been recognized by The American Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arizona since 2007. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 by Avvo, their highest ratings. He also sits on the board of directors and faculty of the State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Arizona’s premiere trial college.