Scottsdale, Arizona Medical Malpractice, Hospital Negligence & Personal Injury Law Office
The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, PC8777 East Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
(480) 951-3949 or(877) 374-5904
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, PC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has over 25 years of litigation and trial experience helping clients with their injury cases.
If you are seeking compensation for a birth injury, medical malpractice or another type of injury, Mr. Kleinschmidt will advocate for you from the beginning of your case until its final resolution, either by settlement or by jury verdict. Mr. Kleinschmidt will only settle when it is in your best interest, and with your express permission. Although he is a creative and assertive negotiator, he is eminently qualified to take your case to trial.
Attorney Kleinschmidt cares about each of his clients. His firm is not about processing huge volumes of cases or about the “handling” of cases for clients. He intentionally chooses a select few cases per year in order to devote all his energy to the parents and families who rely on him. Mr. Kleinschmidt represents individuals and families who suffer real injuries and devastating losses and he treats each mother, father, grandparent, guardian and child with the respect, dignity and individual attention they deserve.
Robert Kleinschmidt is a passionate legal advocate for children who have suffered injuries prior to, during, or after birth, due to the negligence of a doctor or health care provider. Each of our client’s cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are under no obligation to pay for attorney fees, unless we are successful in winning a court case or settlement for you.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Trauma; Cerebral Palsy; Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy; Delayed Delivery; Delivery Trauma; Kernicterus (Hyperbilirubinemia, Newborn Jaundice); Erb’s Palsy (brachial plexus, shoulder dystocia); Macrosomia (large babies); Paralysis (Paraplegia, Triplegia, Quadriplegia, facial); Uterine Rupture; Cortical Blindness; Hydrocephalus; Seizures; Fetal Monitor Abnormalities; Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD); Fetal Distress; Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC); Gestational Diabetes; Hypoglycemia; Eclampsia and Pre-Eclampsia; Placental Abruption (placenta previa); Infant Hematoma; Fetal Death; Umbilical Cord Strangulation (prolapsed cord); Injuries from Vacuum Birth; C-section Injuries; Childbirth Complications; High Risk Pregnancies; Group B. Strep (infection); Pitocin; Low Apgar Scores; Forceps Injuries; Hospital Malpractice; Doctor Negligence; Negligent Hiring and Retention.
Areas of Law Description
The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, PC represents clients in the following areas of practice:
- Birth Injury and Trauma
Our Scottsdale Birth Injury Attorney, at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., knows that a doctor’s neglect, failure to diagnose or to monitor an expectant birth mother or a high risk pregnancy, can lead to dangerous or catastrophic complications in the delivery room.
• Cerebral Palsy
A medical error during pregnancy or delivery can cause lifelong brain disorders such as Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is not a single disease but a group of neurological disorders that can affect your child’s muscle coordination, body movement and balance.
• Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
A baby who is deprived of oxygenated blood during labor or delivery may suffer from irreversible brain and organ damage, long term disability, or even death. Attorney Kleinschmidt is not afraid to challenge a hospital or a large insurance company in order to find the truth behind your baby’s birth injury, and to bring the responsible person accountable for his actions in a court of law.
• Delayed Delivery
The Phoenix Malpractice Attorney at the Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., knows that when a doctor delays in performing crucial medical procedures or is negligent in his response to an infant’s signs of fetal distress, the baby’s parents may sue the doctor or hospital for medical malpractice.
• Delivery Trauma
If your child was seriously injured or died as a result of delivery trauma due to the medical negligence of a doctor or hospital, talk to an attorney whose primary focus is Medical Malpractice. A dedicated and capable Medical Malpractice Arizona Attorney at the Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., can answer your questions and help you cope with your sense of loss after the death or injury of an infant from trauma.
• Kernicterus (Hyperbilirubinemia, Newborn Jaundice)
The Arizona Birth Injury lawyer at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., knows that a doctor’s failure to diagnose, monitor or treat an infant with excessive levels of bilirubin (known as Hyperbilirubinemia) can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
• Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus, Shoulder Dystocia)
The Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., has helped many parents of children who have suffered brachial plexus birth injuries, including those who have suffered partial or total paralysis of the arm.
• Macrosomia (Large Babies)
Large sized babies are at greater risk for birth injuries if delivered vaginally. After delivery, they are more prone to suffer from jaundice, respiratory distress and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) than babies of average weight. This is especially true if a baby with macrosomia is poorly monitored for any of these conditions within the first hours or days after birth.
• Paralysis (Paraplegia, Triplegia, Quadriplegia, Facial)
If your infant has been paralyzed, or suffers palsy from the medical negligence of a health care provider, our birth injury attorney and trial lawyer is skilled in pursuing these types of catastrophic injury cases. Our goal is to win a favorable settlement or jury verdict so that your child can be provided with the type of long-term medical care he needs and deserves.
• Uterine Rupture
Uterine rupture is a rare but serious pregnancy complication that can harm both a mother and her unborn child. Uterine rupture can lead to cataclysmic medical problems for a mother and her child. In the most severe cases, the rupture can cause fatal levels of blood loss in the mother.
• Cortical Blindness
Cortical blindness, known to doctors as neurological visual impairment, or NVI, produces vision impairment through a unique process that is largely untreatable. As the portion of the brain that is the furthest removed from the blood supply, the visual cortex is uniquely vulnerable to damage caused by medical malpractice.
The medical malpractice attorney at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., knows firsthand, that if Hydrocephalus is left untreated, it can lead to irreversible brain damage or even death. Not only that, but this type of disorder can be extremely costly. If negligence has occurred, then the parents of the child have a right to file a malpractice claim.
Infant seizures are terrifying occurrences for both a child and his parents. If your child’s seizures are the result of a medical error, you are owed an explanation, and an assertive trial attorney who is well versed in the field of malpractice law can help you get one.
• Fetal Monitor Abnormalities
A baby can suffer a lifetime of complications due to a medical team’s negligence. In most cases, a timely delivery would have prevented the injury or death. When the medical staff negligently misinterprets the fetal monitor test strips, causing injury or death to a child, parents have the right to file a malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit.
• Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)
Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a complication that results when the mother’s pelvis is too small for the baby to pass though the birth canal. Was the health of your baby compromised due a medical error during a vaginal birth? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your baby’s present and future health care needs, and other damages.
• Fetal Distress
Fetal Distress, also known as Non-reassuring Fetal Status (NRFS), is a broad medical term used to describe a baby’s health status while in utero, especially during labor and delivery. If your medical team failed to recognize signs of fetal distress, and your child was profoundly injured during delivery, he may need ongoing medical assistance.
• Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
If you feel your child was a victim of a negligent VBAC medical error, you may file a claim on your child’s behalf for compensation. Attorney Robert H. Kleinschmidt has over 25 years of experience litigating birth injury cases like yours. We work on a contingency basis. This means you pay no attorney fees unless we win your case for you.
• Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects certain at-risk women in the mid to latter part of pregnancy. If you feel that your baby suffered injury or permanent disability due to gestational diabetes that was undetected or improperly treated, consult with our Scottsdale Gestational Diabetes Malpractice Lawyer as soon as possible after your baby’s injury.
Neonatal hypoglycemia is a condition where an infant’s glucose (also known as blood sugar) falls to unsafe levels. In the early days after birth, a newborn requires a lot of energy for proper development. Most of this energy comes from glucose and is used by the brain.
• Eclampsia and Pre-Eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous pregnancy complication marked by high blood pressure and excessive protein in the urine. If you suffered from high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, and your child was injured at birth, or died as a result of inadequate prenatal testing or improper fetal monitoring, you should talk to a Mesa AZ Medical Negligence lawyer within the statutory time limits to file a claim.
• Placental Abruption (Placenta Previa)
The Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., a Scottsdale Medical Malpractice Attorney Firm, is dedicated to helping parents and guardians of birth-injured children obtain justice for their child. We understand the serious medical and legal consequences of a doctor’s failure to diagnose, or to responsibly treat an expectant mother who suffers from Placenta Previa or from a Placental Abruption.
• Infant Hematoma
Infant hematomas caused by the improper or negligent use of forceps and vacuum extractors can lead to serious complications and even death. If your child has suffered a subdural or subgaleal hematoma as a result of the inappropriate use of these implements, or a failure to provide the proper level of care and monitoring, you may have grounds to claim medical malpractice.
• Fetal Death
A particularly devastating type of wrongful death is fetal death, in which a fetus or newborn dies just before, during, or shortly after delivery. If you are dealing with this kind of tragedy, you deserve the help of a lawyer who can obtain the compensation that you need.
• Child Brain or Head Injuries
Medical negligence during delivery comes in all forms, with head injuries being among the most serious. Though compensation cannot erase medical negligence, it can help you pay for treatment of your baby’s head injuries. If the damage is permanent and cannot be treated, compensation from a lawsuit can pay for management of the symptoms.
• Cranial or Spinal Cord Injury
The birth of a child may be the highlight of a young parent’s life. Unfortunately, the carelessness of the birth team can turn what should be an uplifting experience into a tragedy. If your child has suffered an injury at birth as a result of the negligence of your obstetrical team, you need not face the future alone.
• Umbilical Cord Strangulation (Prolapsed Cord)
Negligent doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may fail to react quickly and appropriately to medical concerns such as umbilical cord strangulation. If a birth injury robbed your child of the life he or she deserves, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
• Injuries from Vacuum Birth
An obstetrician who misapplies the extractor cup to a baby’s head in an inept or inappropriate manner may cause serious or potentially fatal birth injuries. If a doctor’s negligent actions in the birth unit caused injury to your baby due to the misapplication or improper use of a vacuum extractor, Arizona Birth Injury Attorney Robert H. Kleinschmidt can help.
• C-section Injuries
Emergency C-sections are performed when complications arise during vaginal birth. During these instances, continuing with a vaginal birth could be harmful to mother or child. When filing a negligence claim against a doctor or hospital for your child’s birth injury, you should have an experienced trial lawyer on your side.
• Childbirth Complications
A pregnancy that has progressed normally can still give way to childbirth complications. When a complication happens, it must be dealt with immediately. Otherwise, a birth injury can harm the mother or baby. If a birth injury occurred as the result of a childbirth complication, then it’s best to have a legal claim evaluated.
• High Risk Pregnancies
Pregnancy is usually a happy and hopeful time, but for many women, health problems can make it challenging and worrisome. If you believe you were poorly monitored or received substandard medical care during your high risk pregnancy, and it led to your child’s birth injury, we can help. We have almost 30 years of experience litigating complex birth injury cases.
• Group B. Strep (Infection)
Doctors who neglect to test an expectant mother for GBS, or who fail to give a laboring mother an antibiotic if she is at risk for infecting her infant, can be sued for medical malpractice. Due to the doctor’s negligent actions, the child is at risk for becoming quite ill or dying.
Pitocin (also known as oxytocin) is commonly administered to pregnant women to induce labor, but this drug features risks that could be dangerous to both mothers and babies. If you or your baby has suffered as a result of the use of Pitocin during delivery and you believe your doctor was negligent, you may have a birth injury case.
• Low Apgar Scores
If your baby’s APGAR score was low due to a general anesthesia error during a cesarean section or because of a medical mistake, please speak to a Phoenix Medical Mistake attorney at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt for more information.
• Forceps Injuries
Forceps are rarely used in delivery rooms nowadays, due to the popularity of vacuum extractors. But some obstetricians, who are well trained and experienced in the use of forceps, favor the tong-shaped devices. Our birth injury and trial lawyer works on a contingency basis.
- Hospital Malpractice
A hospital, like any healthcare provider, is held to the standards exercised by reasonable medical professionals in the same medical field and under similar conditions. It is the duty of a hospital to perform its function in a manner which is consistent with accepted standards of hospital practice in similar hospitals.
• Doctor Negligence
When a doctor makes a mistake, it puts a patient’s life at risk. While some errors are unavoidable, others may be classified as negligent. Physicians are required to adhere to a certain standard of medical care. Their duty is to provide proper treatment and a timely diagnosis.
• Nursing Negligence
Negligence occurs when a nurse harms a patient by failing to perform her required duties. There are many ways that a nurse can hurt a patient. For instance, the nurse can fail to inform a doctor when something goes wrong with a patient. If nursing malpractice has occurred, then one issue will be to determine who is responsible for the nurse’s misconduct.
• Negligent Hiring and Retention
A hospital can be held liable for the harm suffered by a patient through the direct actions of its employees. The hospital is liable for the negligent acts of others, provided that the negligent person was an agent or employee of the hospital at the time of the act.
• Poor Communication
If poor communications at a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital has caused you physical harm or injury, it may be grounds for a Medical Malpractice claim or lawsuit. A Medical Malpractice lawyer at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., can meet with you during a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.
• Lab and X-ray Errors
An integral part of diagnosing a patient’s medical condition is laboratory testing. The errors on lab samples and radiographic imaging may result in delays and misinterpretation, leading to misdiagnosis.
• Diagnostic Testing Errors
When a doctor fails to perform accurate testing, it can have devastating effects on the patient. In fact, the patient may lose his window of opportunity to be cured. If a diagnostic testing error has taken the life of your family member, or has robbed you of your health and psychological wellbeing, then this may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
• Emergency Room Negligence
Despite the demands on their time, however, emergency room staff must provide every one of their patients with competent, thorough care. If you or a loved one has been injured due to errors made by emergency room staff, Phoenix ER Negligence Malpractice Attorney Robert H. Kleinschmidt is prepared to fight for you.
• MRI Errors
If you have been injured during an MRI procedure, or have been misdiagnosed due to the negligence of a health care worker, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice suit.
• Surgery Errors
A successful surgery can lead to improved quality of life, and may even be life-saving. Surgery is far from risk-free, however, and thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year as a result of medical malpractice in the operating room. Attorney Kleinschmidt has extensive experience reviewing medical records, investigating surgical malpractice, and earning large settlements and awards for his clients.
• Birth Unit Errors
If the doctor could have taken preventative action in the delivery room and didn’t, it’s considered medical malpractice; and you may be entitled to compensation. If your child was injured during birth due to medical error or negligence, talk to an attorney with the legal acumen and experience to take on the most complex birth injury case.
• Cancer and Radiology Errors
Once cancerous cells begin spreading, treatment becomes a race against time. Cancer patients who are diagnosed early in the disease’s progression have an excellent chance of surviving, sometimes without undergoing major side-effects. Our experienced attorney is prepared to help you assess whether a doctor’s negligence, a radiology error, or a lab mix-up is responsible for the pain suffered by you or a loved one.
• Anesthesia Errors
In the days and weeks before major surgery, many patients suffer anxiety. They worry about infections, surgical errors and blood loss. But few, if any, worry about the conduct of the anesthesiologist. The truth is more disturbing: surgical sedation is extraordinarily complicated.
- Wrongful Death
If you have suffered the loss of a family member as a result of medical malpractice, you may have a right to receive compensation for the financial and emotional hardship you have suffered. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., we represent clients in medical malpractice claims.
- Personal Injury
At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, Arizona, we represent clients in personal injury claims involving serious injury or wrongful death. When the negligence or careless actions of others cause injury and harm, we strongly advocate for full and fair compensation for the accident victims.
• Brain Injury
Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, our firm handles a wide range of medical malpractice and personal injury claims. Our clients have suffered brain injuries because of everything from surgical errors to serious car and truck accidents. We have extensive experience in cases involving brain injuries in both children and adults.
• Car and Truck Accidents
At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., we have nearly 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex medical cases involving severe and devastating injuries, including brain injury and spinal cord injury. We are very selective in the cases we accept so that we can dedicate ourselves to providing you with the attention you deserve.
• Child Injury
Medical malpractice cases involving children are significantly different from cases involving injuries to adults. Children suffering serious and chronic injuries may live for extended periods of time and require a tremendous amount of medical services costing thousands or even millions of dollars.
• Spinal Cord Injury
Many spinal cord injuries are the result of an auto accident, slip-and-fall accident, or sporting accident. Some spinal cord injuries result from construction accidents or other work-related accidents. Unfortunately, minimal to moderate spinal cord damage caused by accidents is often exacerbated by medical malpractice.
- Nursing Home Abuse
At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., lawyer Robert Kleinschmidt holds hospitals and nursing homes responsible for the pain and suffering they cause. We give voice to the injured and wronged who deserve the respect and care of medical professionals.
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