Every state, including Arizona, has deadlines- or statute of limitations- for filing malpractice lawsuits. The medical maIpractice statute of limitations in the state of Arizona is two years. The clock may not start ticking until it can be shown that the victim could not reasonably have learned that he/she even had a medical malpractice case. This is called the discovery rule. Arizona also follows :shared fault rules" which means that defendants can be sued for being part of a team that caused injury or failed to provide care
In the state of Arizona, any health care provider, including physicians and nurses, can be sued for either injuries or for failing to act with the requisite standard of care. Arizona is one of the few remaining states that does not cap medical damage awards, making it a favorable climate for plaintiffs. Which can lead to frivolous suits that cost doctors heavy legal fees if they don't have medical malpractice insurance in Arizona. While other states might have a patient fund which pays out damages for medical malpractice suits, Arizona does not. In fact, as of 2016, the Arizona state constitution prevents caps.
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