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Why drowsy driving can be a problem for Arizona drivers

The summer driving season has “unofficially” begun with the passing of Memorial Day weekend. This means that more people will be travelling to Arizona for vacations. Expect more traffic in the Grand Canyon region. Along with the additional traffic, law enforcement agencies will be initiating more patrols to catch drunk drivers, as they are known to pose hazards to the public.

Family seeks compensation for negligent treatment of their son

Even though we know that there are some medical conditions for which there is no cure, this does not make it any easier when a loved one dies as a result of a serious condition. Such was the case for a mother and father in Santa Ana whose son suffered brain damage because of complications with his condition. But that grief now has an edge of anger because they recently learned that their son’s current condition might have been a result of hospital negligence.

Wrong way accident the fourth in Arizona this month

The Memorial Day weekend holiday was not without serious auto accidents. According to an azdailysun.com report, three people were injured after a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle.  Head-on collisions are very dangerous and are known for leading to fatalities.

Preeclampsia: the birth injury that women should be warned about

Imagine that you are a new mother. You have just delivered your first child without incident. But only days after being released from the hospital you experience dizziness, excessive nausea and vomiting, your reflexes have slowed and you’re suffering from more severe headaches than usual. Would you think this was a normal part of giving birth or would you recognize this as the warning signs of post-partum preeclampsia?

More recalls for General Motors

Things appear to be getting worse for General Motors. After a seemingly standard recall has mushroomed into a crisis and an inquiry from the Department of Justice, the embattled automaker is issuing another recall notice. This time, there will be five separate recalls which will affect more than 2.5 million vehicles.

Could hospitals do more to detect brain damage after birth?

After a baby is born, most parents want to know how their child is doing. Are they breathing properly? Were there any complications? And while most parents are relieved to hear that their child was born without incident, for some parents this isn’t the case and a birth injury has occurred.

Porsche sued by widow of husband killed in Paul Walker crash

The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement in March indicating that their findings in the accident that killed actor Paul Walker and race car driver Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed. However, there were those who believed that there was another cause to the accident. After all, the Porsche Carrera GT that the two were riding in was reportedly known as a difficult car to handle. Because of this, it is not surprising that Porsche is facing a lawsuit as a result of the crash.

Parents who drive can be distracted drivers too

Distracted driving has long since become a national issue. It has spawned a number of safety campaigns and even legislation to help curb what has become a dangerous, yet mainstream, practice in Arizona and across the United States. While teen drivers appear to be the group most at risk, a recent study showed that even parents can be guilty of distracted driving

Multi-car crash near the Grand Canyon injures nine

The scenic splendor of the Grand Canyon brings visitors to Arizona throughout the year. With tourism comes the possibility of accidents on the roads leading up to scenic points. Because of this, drivers may have to navigate tour buses and other hazards. An example of this notion was seen in a recent accident involving five vehicles.

Hospital loses community's trust after patient deaths

While trust is usually earned in most situations, this isn’t always the case with doctors and hospitals. That’s because most people here in Arizona, as well as across the country, have a natural belief that a hospital and its staff will help sick and injured people get better. We trust that they will provide us with the highest standard of care possible and we do this almost without question.

How liability questions may be handled with self-driving cars

In a prior post, we highlighted an article predicting that self-driving cars could be seen by the end of this decade, with sales of such cars growing steadily through 2029. Among the questions posed by the introduction of this new technology is who could, or would, be held responsible if a driver-less car is involved in an accident. Indeed, cars may ostensibly be safer, and fewer crashes may occur. But when technology is incorporated to complete or monitor tasks that humans ideally would, it brings new products liability questions that must be answered.

Are hospitals properly handling drug-addicted doctors?

It’s not uncommon to hear a story from either our state or another where a hospital staff member was caught stealing drugs from patients. We wish it was though because that would mean thousands of patients are not at risk of a serious medical mistake. This would mean that lives might not be lost.

Researchers find alternative to help drowsy drivers

While distracted driving has become a national safety issue, it can be argued that drowsy driving is an equally dangerous practice that can lead to catastrophic results. Indeed, technological advancements, such as blind spot warning systems, and lane integrity detection systems may help to prevent drowsy driving accidents, but there are some who believe that the current video-based technology may not be as helpful.

Fan-on-Fan Violence is Never Acceptable

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