Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation
attorney. Thanks for using JA! I'll be glad to assist you.
As you may know, the statute of limitations
to sue for medical malpractice is 2 years, so be sure that you don't let the time pass before filing suit for damages. Here's a good link that outlines Arizona medical malpractice law: http://www.mcandl.com/arizona.html
The ONLY way to seek financial compensation for damages is to file suit against the medical provider, doctor, etc. You have the right to sue on your own without an attorney, but it is a very difficult thing to prosecute a case like this because you must have a medical expert to testify that the doctor fell below the applicable standard of care - - which is going to cost a lot of money, and it may be difficult to find a medical professional without an attorney.
The reason you're having trouble with finding an attorney is that it costs SO MUCH MONEY to put on a medical malpractice suit, and if the damages don't justify the expense, then a lawyer isn't likely going to be willing to take a case on contingency (where the lawyer fronts all of the money and doesn't get paid unless a recovery is made).
So, you're going to have to sue in order to seek damages, and you can do it yourself but it would be very difficult. It may be a good idea to contact the Arizona Bar Association (www.azbar.org) and ask for help contacting an attorney in your area to assist, or at least a legal aid office that could help you process the case. You could also visit www.martindale.com and search for a malpractice attorney.
It is certainly going to be a little difficult if you don't have a large amount of damages, but the two resources above can help you try and find either an attorney or a resource to help you sue on your own.
I hope this answers your question, but if you need anything further, please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks