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Can a lawsuit do more than provide compensation?

Imagine that you have been admitted to the hospital for a medical condition. Because of most doctors’ experience and educational background, you trust that you are in good hands and will be well taken care of. But during your stay, a medical mistake occurs and you are left with a debilitating injury. What would you do?

New crowdsourcing site could create legal problems for patients

If you've ever visited a site looking for answers regarding a medical condition, you may have noticed a disclaimer stating that the site does not provide medical advice or that it is not intended to be a substitute for a medical professional. In most cases, this is listed for liability reasons.

Misdiagnosis leads to surprise of a lifetime for one woman

For most women, if they miss their period they take a pregnancy test. If this turns up negative and they are still experiencing strange symptoms, they might go to the doctor for blood tests. Along with the possibility of an ultra sound, these tests will often confirm whether a woman is pregnant or not. It’s a simple diagnosis, right?

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.

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.

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.

Study points out prevalence of misdiagnosis in outpatient setting

People who are frequent readers of our blog know that misdiagnosis is a common occurrence in hospitals and health care facilities across the nation. Unfortunately, there is no statistical data at this time that can tell us how prevalent it is, especially in an outpatient setting. That is until now.

Lack of communication reason for hospital negligence?

Residents of Phoenix, Arizona, expect a certain standard of care when being treated in a hospital or medical setting. Not only do patients expect doctors and staff to act in their best interests, they also assume medical staff is communicating about issues in a timely, comprehensive manner. For one couple in another state, however, failures in staff communications led to hospital negligence and long-term consequences.

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.

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