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January 2014 Archives

Settlement reached in hospital negligence lawsuit

Doctors and patients alike consider cataract surgery to be a routine procedure that is very commonly performed on older patients. Most Phoenix residents are aware that every medical intervention comes with some degree of risk. When something bad happens because of alleged medical or hospital negligence, it's a different story altogether.

Authorities raid organ harvesting center in Phoenix

Most Phoenix, Arizona, residents associate medical malpractice claims with hospitals, doctors' offices and other facilities that provide treatment to live patients. Though hospital negligence generally does have to do with the treatment of living individuals, a recent news story involves a different kind of negligence. Federal agents aren't giving out many details about a raid that occurred at a body-donation center in Phoenix, but it's not the first time the business's owner has faced trouble.

Tests for gestational diabetes could reduce risk of birth injury

Pregnant women in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country, strive to live healthy lifestyles while their babies grow within them. Sometimes, hereditary or other health issues crop up during pregnancy, and they can be a danger to an unborn child. Understanding those risks and working with medical providers to get ahead of issues can reduce the chance of birth injury.

Nurse's error possibly contaminates 24 Arizona prisoners

Medical treatment under any circumstance requires careful planning, following procedure and attention to detail. Medication injury can occur when medical staff make errors that cause the wrong drug to be administered or contaminates the supply of a drug. The Arizona Board or Nursing was notified, and a nurse was put on suspension following mistakes that may have exposed two dozen Arizona inmates to blood-borne pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis.

Wearing a helmet on the slopes may not prevent brain injury

Helmets are a common accessory for many sports today. Research and public awareness about the dangers associated with head trauma mean individuals are donning better protection for bike riding, high-impact sports and many other recreations. When residents of Phoenix, Arizona, take a ski holiday, however, they should know that wearing a helmet while on the slopes may not prevent all accident-related brain injuries.

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