Winning a medical malpractice case often brings plaintiffs more relief than most people realize. Not only is it a relief to see a hospital and its staff held accountable for a medical mistake that has been made, but winning the case means that litigation is over and the plaintiff can finally move on with their life.
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.
The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement in March indicating that their findings in the accident that killed actor Paul Walker and race car driver Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed. However, there were those who believed that there was another cause to the accident. After all, the Porsche Carrera GT that the two were riding in was reportedly known as a difficult car to handle. Because of this, it is not surprising that Porsche is facing a lawsuit as a result of the crash.
Whenever a car is disabled and blocking traffic, it becomes a hazard for both the occupants in the car, as well as drivers in oncoming cars. In these situations, it is critical for help to be called as soon as possible, so that other injuries do not occur in a subsequent accident.
As some of our Arizona readers may know, appendicitis is a serious condition. Caused by an inflammation in the appendix, the only cure for appendicitis is emergency surgery that prevents the organ from rupturing and spilling the infection into a person’s abdominal cavity. And because one in 15 people get appendicitis in the United States, says WebMD, it might seem odd to many of our Phoenix readers that a surgeon would make a mistake when performing this common removal procedure.
It is worth wondering whether the popularity of sport utility vehicles has taken a hit after the latest crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Essentially, only two of the midsize SUVs tested received a “good” rating. The remaining vehicles received either a “fair” or “marginal” rating when it came to protecting passengers in a gauntlet of tests.
While parents of teen drivers, as well as those who are in college, may be concerned about distracted driving, it is drunk driving that is still a persistent problem among young drivers. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 through 19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new study published by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development revealed some disturbing trends for teen drivers.
The recent battle for cell phone customers among AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon may seem like another classic example of price competition, but it also an example of a disturbing trend among providers. In the race to gain customers and solidify customer loyalty, cell service providers have been erecting cell towers at what appears to be a breakneck pace.
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.