Valleywide Legal Blog

Medical Malpractice – Could Medicare Be a Problem?

A huge portion of our population relies on Medicare to pay for their basic health care needs.  I read a recent editorial in the Arizona Republic by a physician who claims that a doctor loses about $13 for an office visit … Read More

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Plastic Surgery – “It’s Like The Wild West Out There”

This is the warning being offered by a board certified plastic surgeon who contributes to MSNBC about the many unqualified doctors who are doing plastic surgery today.  In most states, once you have a medical license, you can do any … Read More

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Prostate Cancer – Not So Good News

Many men must face treatment decisions after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.  These decisions are important and difficult in the best of circumstances.   As in the case of all treatment decisions, there should be a risk/benefit analysis performed.  Here are … Read More

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Sepsis – Some Sobering New Statistics

Sepsis and septicemia are nearly identical terms which have often been used interchangeably to describe life-threatening infections which have spread throughout the body.  They arise from various infections, including those of the skin, lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract.  Despite high … Read More

Posted in Health Care Costs, Sepsis |

Autopsy, Toxicology and Technology – Figuring Out What’s There

Not long ago, my partner wrote about the importance of an autopsy in many kinds of medical malpractice cases, but did you even wonder how medical examiners figure out just what kinds of substances might have caused or contributed to … Read More

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Bad News about Strokes

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked.  There are two types of strokes, ischemic and hemmoragic.  Ischemic strokes occur when an artery is blocked, usually by a plaque or a blood clot.  Hemmoragic strokes occur when … Read More

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C-sections on the Rise Despite Risks

Cesarean sections seem to be getting a fair amount of press lately.  Many believe that an uncomplicated vaginal delivery is the safest way to give birth, but the relative safety of vaginal versus Cesarean deliveries has never been directly address in a study where women are … Read More

Posted in Cesarean Section, Health Care Costs, Hospitals |

Hospitals Get Your Blood Pumping Faster

The American Heart Association reports in its journal Circulation that United States hospitals are opening the clogged arteries of almost all of the 250,000 major heart attack patients they treat annually within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival.  This is a significant improvement … Read More

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