Medical Malpractice Claims

Doctors, hospitals and other medical providers must perform their services with skills commensurate to the standards of their profession. If they fail to do so and this results in injury, death or financial loss, this constitutes medical malpractice. Victims of malpractice and the families of deceased victims can claim compensation for their losses and suffering.

Scottsdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
Mr. Black and his staff have reviewed thousands of medical malpractice claims and can identify professional negligence and misconduct and locate medical expert witnesses, many of whom are certified specialists, to assist in the prosecution of malpractice claims. The firm has a registered nurse on staff and also has access to a network of well-respected medical experts.

If you or a loved one believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice and have suffered serious damages, we would be pleased to discuss your claim with you, free of charge. If we agree to represent you, we handle most medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. We also represent family members who have lost a loved-one through wrongful death and people who have been victims of Elder Abuse/Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Putting Our Skills to Work for You
Our firm represents clients in all types of medical malpractice cases, including:

  • Doctor error
  • Surgical error
  • Hospital error
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Pharmaceutical error
  • Nursing home malpractice
  • And others

Medical malpractice cases can be very complicated and expensive and prosecution of a claim requires a team of experienced professionals. The Law Offices of William D. Black is committed to helping our clients rebuild their lives. We have the knowledge, experience, and financial resources needed to successfully pursue medical negligence cases. If a medical provider has committed malpractice and you or a loved one have been seriously injured as a result thereof, we can build a strong and persuasive case on your behalf and get you the award or settlement to which you are entitled..

The fact that a medical procedure has a bad outcome does not necessarily indicate that medical malpractice caused the result. But when a personal injury or wrongful death occurs because of ignorance, negligence, or improper use of method and practice, the victim or the victim’s family deserves answers,

The Law Offices of William D. Black will work diligently to obtain those answers, reasonable compensation, and ultimately justice.

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Negligence Lawsuits Against Licensed Professionals

When the incompetence or negligence of a licensed professional results in physical injury or economic loss, you may have a claim for monetary damages.

Professional Malpractice Lawyer With More Than 30 Years of Experience
The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale and Phoenix has recovered significant monetary awards for a broad range of clients in a wide variety of professional malpractice claims.

Contact us today to discuss whether the facts in your case meet the threshold requirements for proving professional malpractice. We will also evaluate your potential damage recovery to determine whether you case is economically feasible to pursue. William D. Black has practiced law for more than 30 years, serving clients in the Greater Phoenix metro area and in courts throughout the state of Arizona. He is an accomplished trial lawyer and skilled at negotiating fair compensation in order, if possible, to avoid litigation. He prepares every case as though it will be litigated and, in doing so, assures maximum recoveries for his clients.

When the participation of a skilled transactional and trial attorney is necessary to resolve allegations of professional malpractice, the Scottsdale and Phoenix Law Offices of William D. Black can provide first-rate representation. To schedule a confidential, initial complimentary consultation, call 888-349-3599 toll free.

Respected Boutique Law Firm Protects Your Rights in All Business Disputes
Professionals may be liable if their actions or failure to act breached the standard of care of their profession and caused serious harm to a patient or client.

Different types of professional malpractice are as follows:

  • Hospital malpractice — emergency room errors, surgical errors, birth injury, medication errors, misdiagnosis, lab error and others
  • Physician malpractice — failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, failure to properly monitor treatment regimes, failure to administer and monitor drug, and others
    Anesthesiology malpractice
  • Nursing home malpractice, abuse or neglect
  • Pharmaceutical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice — due to a missed deadline for filing a lawsuit, poor representation or other errors
  • Accountant malpractice — such as negligent tax preparation
  • Architect malpractice
  • Engineering malpractice
  • Banking and securities malpractice
  • Real estate agent and mortgage broker malpractice

Malpractice claims require a high level of proof that the professional or organization made a substantial error, and that the victim was directly and substantially harmed.

For example, to succeed in a legal malpractice claim, you must show that you would have won the underlying case if not for the attorney’s error. Medical malpractice cases require extensive medical record research, and for a well-qualified doctor in the same general field of medicine to attest that the standard of care was breached and that the breach was the proximate cause of the injuries suffered by the claimant. Malpractice claims can be very expensive to pursue; a provable claim must be confirmed, then assessed for the cost-efficiency of prosecution.

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Civil Litigation Attorneys

If you or your business have been damaged by the negligent or fraudulent acts of a third-party, the aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can enforce your rights and recover your damages is William D. Black, founder of The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Experienced Civil Litigation Lawyer for Scottsdale, Phoenix and Statewide
Civil litigation seeks appropriate remedies when there has been a breach of duty by an individual, group or company. For the doctor who fails to adequately care for a patient, the motor vehicle operator who causes an accident resulting in injuries or the business that neglects to maintain a safe environment for customers, civil litigation can provide an effective means of justice.

William D. Black has considerable legal knowledge and expertise. He is fully qualified to pursue damages or other recourse on behalf of his clients in a wide range of cases. His more than 30 years of experience as a skilled negotiator and successful trial lawyer uniquely qualify him to represent you.

Innovative, Resourceful and Responsive Civil Representation
You should speak with a representative of our well-respected boutique law firm if you have suffered injuries or damages due to acts of negligence, bad faith, or intentional acts of another in legal matters that include:

  • Complex liability cases
  • Professional malpractice
  • Bad faith insurance denial
  • Catastrophic injury or wrongful death
  • Defamation (libel or slander)
  • Probate and trust litigation to resolve will or trust contests
  • General business litigation
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Scottsdale Personal Injury & Accident Claims

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the Law Offices of William D. Black, if retained, will work hard to achieve the maximum recovery for you and your family on a contingency fee basis. We are skilled and experienced in evaluating, preparing and prosecuting injury claims.

Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney
Injury victims often face medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent injury, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life. Family members suffer economic loss, mental and emotional anguish and loss of companionship. In the event of wrongful death claims, families are traumatized and torn apart without warning. If you are an injury victim, we can help you through these difficult times. We can also refer you to qualified medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor on your own. Many of the medical providers we recommend are Board Certified Specialists and will often agree to work on a lien basis.

At the Law Offices of William D. Black, our lawyers have years of experience and proven results. We will work hard to maximize your recovery. Our firm can help you deal with the trauma of the accident. The compensation we obtain for you can make a critical difference for you and your family – by providing the medical care, rehabilitation, and financial award you need to recover and put your life back on track.

When appropriate, we will retain qualified expert witnesses to present and clarify liability, medical, scientific and economic evidence. We treat each client as an individual with unique problems and needs. We will keep you informed concerning the progress of your case as we proceed.

Call us atĀ 602-910-6144 or 888-349-3599 to arrange for a free initial consultation. An attorney at our firm can evaluate your case, explain the legal process, and how we can help you overcome the crisis you face.

Aggressive and Intelligent Representation
The Law Offices of William D. Black provides aggressive representation designed to maximize compensation for victims of:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents and Premises Liability
  • Construction and on-the-job accidents
  • Childrens’ Playground Accidents
  • Injuries caused by criminal activity (claims against the perpetrator and other parties at fault)
  • Inadequate Security Accidents
  • Accidents Caused by Defective Products
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bite Attacks
  • Elder Abuse/Fiduciary Litigation
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • And other acts of negligence

We work hard to obtain the best possible settlement or award. We will build a strong and convincing case designed to obtain justice and maximize the compensation you receive.

We treat each client as an individual with unique problems and needs, and will stand by you throughout the entire process. If you need medical care or therapy, we can direct you to qualified medical providers who can help you. We will keep you informed concerning the progress of your case as we work hard to obtain the best possible settlement or award for you.

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Scottsdale Insurance Litigation Law Firm

Has an insurance company refused to honor the terms of your policy?
Has an insurance company refused to pay you the damages to which you are entitled?
Did your insurer, without just cause, decline to defend you in a lawsuit?

These are just a few examples of the types of insurance disputes on which we provide client assistance.

Arizona Insurance Disputes Attorney William D. Black
The Law Offices of William D. Black can determine whether you have grounds for a civil action for insurance bad faith. Our Arizona law firm with offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix serves individuals and businesses statewide in Arizona with innovative, responsive and resourceful representation and conscientious personal service, start to finish.

Insurance companies have a statutory and common law duty to treat policyholders in good faith. If an insurance carrier refuses to live up to its end of the bargain, our founding attorney William D. Black is an insurance dispute trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience who will aggressively advocate for you. He has processed thousands of cases against insurance companies and knows the tricks of the trade they will attempt to use against you to minimize your recovery. He is known and respected by many of the insurance company adjusters and his appearance on your behalf will add great credibility to your case. He also knows what value your case may have and will make sure you make the maximum recovery.

In Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix, the insurance bad faith lawyer who aggressively safeguards your interests is William D. Black. We are a boutique law firm committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters.

Serving Arizona Clients in Insurance Bad Faith Matters for More Than 30 Years
The Law Offices of William D. Black protects your rights when legal issues arise over your:

  • Homeowners policy
  • Auto insurance — Recoveries against insurance for at-fault drivers and/or uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist recoveries
  • Flood insurance
  • Title insurance
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Umbrella liability

Insurance companies rarely settle bad faith claims, at least upon early presentation. Most cases must be prepared for trial. Mr. Black has practiced law for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in insurance law and civil litigation. He pursues every legal remedy practical for a denied insurance claim.

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Scottsdale Employment Law Attorney

For employers, our Phoenix and Scottsdale employment law attorneys work proactively to keep you out of trouble — and stand ready when problems arise. We have the expertise to handle actions involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, breach of non-compete covenants, confidentiality agreements, customer protection agreements, anti-piracy agreements, anti-solicitation agreements and other employment-related issues.

Helping Companies Avoid Employment-Related Claims
We can also assist our business clients in preparing personnel policies and manuals and can advise them on the implementation of procedures relating thereto. Our objective is to provide our clients with the knowledge, materials and systems to help them solve employee relations problems before they develop into litigation matters. We work to help you avoid litigation, administrative claims, inefficiencies, and distractions, so you can keep your business operating smoothly and profitably.

Representing Employees in Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, and Sexual Harassment Claims
For executives and employees, we have successfully represented workers in all types of matters, including claims involving wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, whistleblowing and breach of contract. Generally in order to make our representation cost-efficient on these types of claims, we will not undertake representation unless the employee has suffered or will suffer substantial damages. Among the type cases we work on are:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Discrimination Based on Nationality or Country of Origin
  • Discrimination Based on Religion or Family Status
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