Do you have a case? Call us today for a free consultation
602-910-6779
Practice Areas Menu

March 2015 Archives

Accidents and traumatic brain injuries

People in Arizona who have been involved in serious auto or work accidents often sustain traumatic brain injuries as a result. Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person suffers from a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of their brain. A sudden blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head can cause a traumatic brain injury.

Cerebral palsy: Understanding the signs and symptoms

Many people in Arizona have likely heard of cerebral palsy. Often caused before or during the birth process, cerebral palsy is a condition defined by slowness in the brain that makes it difficult for a person to control his or her muscles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 323 children in the United States have cerebral palsy.

Arizona birth injuries may be preventable

Arizona parents who are expecting a child may wish to examine their healthcare provider's safety protocols for delivery methods. A report in the Huffington Post indicates that four different hospital groups had initiated basic safety programs that showed a vast reduction in the frequency of birth injuries and a correlative drop in malpractice actions undertaken because of them. These findings suggest that such protocols had a major impact on the potential well-being of mother and child, both during and after birth.

What could cause a brain injury survivor to feel lonely?

Someone who suffers a brain injury may experience myriad and very serious effects. On this blog, we have written about some of the emotional issues that can result from brain injuries. Depression is a common symptom among those with brain injuries. Along with depression may come feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Problems with breast cancer misdiagnoses

Many women in Arizona undergo breast cancer biopsies every year. Some receive an incorrect diagnosis of cancer, while others suffer while the disease remains untreated. This particular problem is one of almost epic scope, as a recent study pointed out.

Nurses must be prepared to handle critical responsibilities

A good business takes its staffing decisions seriously. Without competent, well-trained employees, a company will not likely remain competitive for long. But what if a company is in the business of treating the sick and saving lives? Such high stakes demand that employees be prepared to take on all the challenges of their jobs.

Concussion treatment guidelines in Arizona

In 2013, the American Academy of Neurology updated their sports concussion evaluation and management guidelines for the first time in 16 years, and one of the biggest changes is to how it deals with return-to-play recommendations for young adults and children. Currently, recommendations say that young athletes should not be allowed to play again until they have been looked at by a healthcare professional.

Contributory and comparative negligence in Arizona car accidents

Arizona, like many other states, has a specific formula for determining fault, and therefore available compensation, in the litigation phase of a car accident trial. The formula is predicated on the notion of two types of liability. These are known as comparative and contributory liability, and may affect the outcome of a case by adjusting the potential jury award lower than the plaintiff initially demanded.

E-prescriptions could help prevent medication errors

Perhaps one of the oldest jokes in medicine involves the poor handwriting skills of many doctors. Doctors are known to dash off illegible prescriptions for their patients to have filled. And while doctors in days gone by may have had no choice but to write out prescriptions, the years have seen technological advances that may make the sloppy script a thing of the past.

1 woman killed in fiery Arizona crash

A San Tan Valley accident left one woman dead after she accepted a ride with a 21-year-old man from a bar. Allegedly, the man was speeding when he lost control of his car and hit a fence. The car rolled over, and as the fire department arrived, it caught fire and exploded.

Arizona car crash puts 6 people in hospital

A crash occurred at Cochie Canyon Trail and Interstate 10 Frontage Road in Marana that involved three vehicles. The crash occurred in the afternoon on Feb. 28. Police continued to investigate possible causes of the accident but had not yet released anything conclusive.

Emergency surgery for children may be more dangerous on weekends

When a child has to go to a hospital in an emergency situation, it can be frightening for the child and the parents alike. The situation can become all the more harrowing if the child must undergo surgery. Therefore, when a child must have an emergency procedure, it is hoped that the attending medical professionals are prepared to carry their duties.

Death caused by allegedly intoxicated driver

On Feb. 22, a head-on collision between a Ford Mustang and an F-150 pickup truck resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others in Tucson. The 27-year-old Mustang driver was charged with three felonies including second-degree murder, and, according to authorities, alcohol was a factor that led to the crash.

Laryngeal nerve injury during birth

Expectant mothers and their infants in the state of Arizona sometimes have a difficult and risky experience before them. It is possible for conditions in the womb to be such as to cause harm to the developing fetus, and the stress and trauma of the delivery process also has the potential to inflict serious injuries. One of the most commonly encountered forms of birth trauma is disturbance of the laryngeal nerve, an important nerve located in the neck.

  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • MCBA
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  • BBB | Accredited Business | A+
  • Ethical | Arizona
Email us for a response

how can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Building
Office Location:

HARRIS POWERS & CUNNINGHAM
361 East Coronado Road, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Toll Free: 888-691-0990
Phone: 602-910-6779
Fax: 602-252-2099
Phoenix Law Office Map