Valleywide Legal Blog

Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

One of the essential elements in a medical malpractice case is testimony from a qualified expert witness that the defendant health care provider failed to meet “the standard of care” expected of a competent health care provider under the circumstances. … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence |

Talk Isn’t Cheap when It Comes to Medical Negligence Claims

Bedside manner – some got it, some don’t.  A recent article in the New York Times, however, makes the point that a physician’s willingness to communicate with his or her patients after a medical mistake can mean not getting sued … Read More

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Pathology Errors.

A pathology report is a routine and important part of almost every surgery in which some tissue is removed from the body.  The tissue removed is sent to the pathology department of the hospital or to an independent pathology group, … Read More

Posted in Doctors, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Melanoma |

Hospitals Continue to Harm Patients and Hide Critical Information, Part II

A few months ago I wrote here and here about outbreaks of deadly infection stemming from inadequate sterilization of certain surgical devices.  At least some of the hospitals involved knew that they were infecting their patients and hid the information from … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Secrecy |