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Medical Malpractice 2021—Year End Review

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

When the COVID pandemic first hit in early 2020, we wondered how it would affect our cases and the world of medical malpractice.  Thanks to technology and specifically Zoom and similar platforms, we have continued to prosecute our cases on behalf of injured patients and their families.

At the beginning of 2021, vaccines were just starting, and we had no idea what to expect.  As the year progressed, vaccines proved to be a potential game-changer, and things began to open up everywhere, including in the legal world.

By mid-2021, trials began to resume live at courthouses throughout Arizona, but unfortunately COVID and its various mutations plus lack of universal vaccinations have proven challenging.  

It remains to be seen whether the latest wave of COVID and Omicron will result in cancellations of trials again and more difficulties ahead.

But whatever happens at the courthouse, we will continue with our work and pursue our cases aggressively.

This past year, we handled and obtained compensation for clients in cases of medical malpractice the following areas:

One question we commonly get is whether there are malpractice claims related to COVID.  In short, while we have received calls about potential cases, we have not to date accepted any cases on this topic. The treatment protocols are ever evolving, and the disease is potentially devastating.  We have just not seen a case that would provide a valid basis for a medical malpractice claim. 

We continue to evaluate each inquiry to our office and to pursue appropriate cases so that those who wrongfully cause harm in the medical arena are held accountable.

Wishing you all the best for 2022!

About the Author

Peter Akmajian

Peter Akmajian is a trial lawyer with 30+ years of experience and 40 jury trials in Tucson, Phoenix, Yuma, Bisbee and Nogales under his belt.  These trials have mainly involved serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.  He was a civil defense lawyer for many years before ma...


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