Across the country, doctors and other medical providers deliver excellent care to thousands of patients every day. Unfortunately, there are times when the standard of care slips for providers in Arizona and other states. Errors or issues can occur when providers are overwhelmed, under trained, understaffed, or are using inappropriate equipment. A woman in another state is suing the doctor who performed her foot surgery, claiming that the procedure did not meet applicable standards of care.
Health care providers in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country are tasked with continuing education requirements as part of continued licensing. Doctors must stay informed about new ideas, innovations and discoveries in their niche. For obstetricians, new guidelines regarding cesarean sections could change the way many approach the delivery room.
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.
No one is perfect, but Arizona patients don't like to consider that medical staff can make mistakes. Though there are many procedures in place to reduce the risk of surgical errors, including years of training and education, mistakes do occur. In a case involving a woman in another state, one medical expert is saying that "rookie" errors led to months of severe pain and suffering for the patient.