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What Types of Surgical Errors Indicate Medical Malpractice?

Published on April 23, 2019

When going in for any surgical procedure, it can be scary. You’re putting your life in the hands of a surgeon. You expect your doctor to be trained, informed and focused. But a simple search online will show that surgical errors can happen – and the effects can be devastating, even deadly. Like any other Read More…

What Is the Difference Between Medical Error and Medical Malpractice?

Published on March 11, 2019

If you or a relative suffered an injury during a medical procedure, experienced negative side effects from medical treatment, or feel as though a medical professional failed to adequately treat a condition using reasonable care, it is possible you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. However, not every mistake a medical professional makes automatically Read More…

Is a Child’s Birth Injury Considered Medical Malpractice?

Published on February 27, 2019

Birth injuries only occur in a small fraction of live births each year in the United States, but when they occur, they can result in a lifetime of struggles and economic hardships for a family. Attending physicians and prenatal care providers must ensure they meet the standard of care for every patient and properly monitor Read More…

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Published on December 11, 2018

Doctors have a duty to their patients to deliver timely and accurate diagnoses. Although medicine is an inherently uncertain field and some diseases and medical conditions may have symptoms that mimic other conditions, medical professionals have a duty to deliver the most accurate diagnoses possible to their patients. When a doctor delivers an incorrect diagnosis, Read More…

What Is A Doctor’s Duty Of Care?

Published on November 14, 2018

When you visit a doctor’s office or hospital in Arizona, you have a legal right to expect a certain level of patient care. Federal and state laws hold physicians and healthcare centers to the highest standards of patient care. Falling short of these duties can cause unnecessary and preventable patient injuries, illnesses, and wrongful deaths Read More…

UV Technology Aims to Fight Hospital-Acquired Infections

Published on February 16, 2017

Imagine if a robot could enter an operating room or patient room and disinfect even the hard to reach places by zapping away dangerous germs, bacteria and viruses in just 10 to 20 minutes. New UV technology is making this possible for hospitals everywhere. It’s called the Helios UV-C Ultra Violet Light Disinfection System, made Read More…

Surgeon Accused of Surgical Error, Removes Kidney from Wrong Patient

Published on February 16, 2017

Massachusetts health authorities are investigating a recent surgical error allegation that a surgeon operated on and removed a kidney from the wrong patient at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Tenet Health, which owns St. Vincent, released a statement saying the patient misidentification took place outside of their hospital, adding that their staff followed proper protocols Read More…

Mom of 12-Year-Old Son With Cerebral Palsy Awarded $53 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Published on July 26, 2016

A jury has awarded $53 million to Lisa Ewing and her 12-year-old son, Isaiah, after filing a lawsuit in 2013 against the University of Chicago Medical Center where Isaiah was born with a serious brain injury. The lawsuit alleged roughly 20 missteps by doctors and nurses upon Lisa’s arrival at the hospital at about 40 Read More…

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Causes Woman to Get Mastectomy

Published on June 13, 2016

It’s every woman’s fear: finding out you have breast cancer. But imagine Eileen Fennessy’s surprise finding out she had breast cancer in October 2012 when a mammogram in November 2011 – not even a year prior – showed no evidence of cancer. Fortunately, Eileen’s general practitioner found a large mass in her right breast and Read More…

Should Arizona Hospitals be Held Accountable for Hiring of Negligent Surgical Tech, Robert “Rocky” Allen?

Published on June 13, 2016

By now you may have heard the name Robert “Rocky” Allen. He’s a surgical tech who made headlines for putting patients in Arizona, Colorado and California at risk of Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Allen is accused of stealing fentanyl and swapping syringes at four different hospitals. More than 5,000 people have been notified Read More…

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