Valleywide Legal Blog

The Many Faces of a Heart Attack

Many times a year we see a case in which someone has a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction), seeks medical attention, and dies when they should not have.  We also know that there are many, many more … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, healthy living, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Misdiagnosis |

Analysis of a Recent Large Medical Malpractice Verdict

I recently wrote that most large medical malpractice verdicts share some things in common.  Here is a recent Idaho verdict that demonstrates the point. An ischemic stroke is one in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice damages caps, Stroke, trial, Verdicts |

You And Your New Doctor – A Few Thoughts

I was going to title this post “How to Choose a New Doctor” but that doesn’t happen very much any more.  Long gone are the days when a person chose a doctor and received most of his or her health … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, Fee for Service, Health Insurers, medical charts, medical ethics, Misdiagnosis |

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer can be aggressive or slow-growing.  It may not be easy to distinguish between the two and there is a substantial risk of overtreatment. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men.  One … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Doctors, Prostate Cancer, prostate cancer testing, science news |