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Woman sues for poor standard of care during foot surgery

Across the country, doctors and other medical providers deliver excellent care to thousands of patients every day. Unfortunately, there are times when the standard of care slips for providers in Arizona and other states. Errors or issues can occur when providers are overwhelmed, under trained, understaffed, or are using inappropriate equipment. A woman in another state is suing the doctor who performed her foot surgery, claiming that the procedure did not meet applicable standards of care.

New cesarean section guidelines urge patience during delivery

Health care providers in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country are tasked with continuing education requirements as part of continued licensing. Doctors must stay informed about new ideas, innovations and discoveries in their niche. For obstetricians, new guidelines regarding cesarean sections could change the way many approach the delivery room.

Medication injury accusations mean doctor faces 200 years in jail

Arizona residents may have hard of a physician in another state who is being called the "Candy Man." The doctor was arrested in 2012 for a number of charges related to prescription drug injuries and death. In one case, authorities report that the physician prescribed over 2,000 pills within six weeks to one man. The physician is facing criminal and civil action related to the accusations of medication injury.

New study shows delayed delivery not always a bad thing

For women in Phoenix, Arizona, who are dealing with pregnancy, the last few weeks are often filled with anticipation, excitement and worry. For some, the baby can't be born fast enough, and no one wants to go through a prolonged or delayed delivery process. A recent study published in "Obstetrics and Gynecology," however, suggests that a lengthy labor isn't necessarily grounds for medical intervention.

Nursing home medication injuries increasing hospitalizations

Families in Phoenix, Arizona, who are looking for nursing home or assisted living care for loved ones are likely considering numerous factors. The ongoing safety and well-being of your loved one is a top concern, and it's important to find a facility where staff takes an organized, caring approach to treatment. Though staff members are only human, and mistakes are bound to happen on rare occasions, families want to avoid facilities known for negligence or inappropriate care. In another state, news reports are uncovering a number of medication injury issues, many of which lead to hospitalization.

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