Valleywide Legal Blog

New Tool Lowers Risk of Reoperation in Breast Cancer Cases

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she often faces a difficult choice.  Should she only have the tumor removed, in a procedure called a lumpectomy, or should she have the entire breast removed, in a procedure called a … Read More

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics |

Peer to Peer Review Helps Hospitals – And Patients

Hospitals are complicated places.  While they always strive to deliver quality patient care, mistakes happen and hospital administrators who are honest will admit they happen too often.  Hospitals have programs in place to try and get better.  State and federal … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence |

As If You Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About.

Hospitals can be scary places.  We are usually there because we are sick or because we are visiting someone who is sick.  The notable exceptions are the labor and delivery area and the newborn nursery.  Visits there have the greatest … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, Doctors, Hospitals, Infection, Nurses, science news, Sepsis |

Doctors And Nurses Doing Good Works

For all the problems we discuss on this blog, it is important to remember that most of the health care professionals in the United States are caring people and that many of them donate time and money to aid those … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospitals, Nurses |

How Does This Happen?

Most of the time, medical malpractice is the result of an unintended error by a caring physician.  That is not always the case, however.  Sometimes, medical malpractice is the result of something far more nefarious.  A Dallas area neurosurgeon sits … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform |