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.
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.
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.
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.
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.