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AZ high court: Hospitals can be sued under vulnerable adult law

In terms of protecting the well-being of vulnerable adults, is there a difference between "providing care" and "providing treatment"? No, said the Arizona Supreme Court. The question came up in two cases recently heard by the high court.

New review says medication injuries and deaths could be reduced

Around 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors, according to the authors of a recent review of 63 studies. Many of these deaths are due to a breakdown in communication or misunderstandings between physicians, pharmacists and parents. The review found that many children are not getting their prescribed medications or are taking the wrong amount because of errors that could be reduced with greater cooperation between families and medical professionals. People in Phoenix, Arizona, could be at risk for medication injuries by taking the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage.

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?

Several injured in two-vehicle wreck

Five people were injured by an accident that happened in Arizona on July 1 according to a local news source. The collision occurred near the intersection of Sunrise Drive and 51st Avenue in Laveen Village at approximately 8:30 a.m. The incident happened when driver an armored truck headed south on 51st Avenue crossed over the centerline and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

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.

Arizona highway accident results in 4 deaths, 2 injuries

An accident involving two pickup trucks and a sedan has taken the life of four people and injured two others, authorities reported. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. June 19 on U.S. 70 between Safford and Globe.

About 10 percent of doctors are alcoholics, drug addicts

According to government studies, about one out of 10 doctors is an alcoholic or drug addict, and Arizona-based doctors are likely no exception. One investigative correspondent brought this issue to light after finding several cases of doctors getting caught abusing alcohol and drugs. He reported that some of these doctors were drunk or stoned when they performed surgeries on patients, leaving the patients injured or even dead.

Girl, 8, reportedly ejected from car during I-10 crash

A two-car accident on Interstate 10 in Phoenix left five people injured last night. At the outset, this may seem like a “routine” accident until you consider that an eight-year-old girl was allegedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Although she was reportedly thrown from the vehicle, she apparently did not suffer the injuries that commonly kill people who are ejected from cars that have been in accidents.

Girl, 8, reportedly ejected from vehicle in I-10 crash

A two-car accident on Interstate 10 in Phoenix left five people injured last night. At the outset, this may seem like a “routine” accident until you consider that an eight-year-old girl was allegedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Although she was reportedly thrown from the vehicle, she apparently did not suffer the injuries that commonly kill people who are ejected from cars that have been in accidents. 

Why accident investigations are important

A three-car accident in Goodyear left ten people injured. The crash occurred late in the hours of Wednesday evening at the intersection of Estrella and Yuma roads. According to witnesses, a car crossing Estrella Road was struck by a truck travelling on Yuma road. It is alleged that the truck failed to stop at a red light. One the vehicles in the initial crash then struck another vehicle that was approaching the intersection.

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