Valleywide Legal Blog

Generic Drug Price Fixing.

“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents.  Anyone can make a generic drug.  Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More

Posted in drug companies, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medicare, Secrecy |

Lots of Malpractice – Be Careful Out There.

Regardless of what the medical profession would have you believe, there is a lot of medical malpractice out there.  Many patients are victims but few end up suing.  Most just choose to walk away.  Many more were never told that … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Secrecy, Surgical Errors |

A Cautionary Tale.

Most patients trust their doctors.  They do more research into the restaurant for tonight’s meal than they do into the qualifications of the surgeon who is going to perform surgery on them.  This level of trust without any investigation can … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Informed Consent, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Surgical Errors |

Medical Research – Funding and Fraud

Medical literature is frequently the gold standard when it comes to addressing issues in medical malpractice cases.  Studies published in most respected journals involve research that is rigorous and well-controlled for multiple factors and biases.  The scientific community and the legal community … Read More

Posted in Fraud, medical research |

Beware Lasik!

If you have been following our blog for any period of time, you know that one of the things we often discuss is the fact that medicine is a business and the patients are its customers.  Like almost all other … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fraud, General Health, lasik, medical research |

Third World Medicine

“Third world medicine” is how a local doctor described to me the quality of the care he is routinely seeing delivered at urgent care centers in the Phoenix area.  In his practice, he is often asked to review patient charts … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, never events, Secrecy |

Doctors on the Take – Part Two

It’s hard to keep patients safe when the fox is in the chicken coop.  That’s what happens when unscrupulous doctors and drug manufacturers are permitted to influence patient care in order to line their pockets.  That’s the ultimate medical malpractice. … Read More

Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Uncategorized |

Doctors On The Take?

You don’t need me to tell you we have an opioid crisis in this country.  Men and women of all ages, income levels and education levels are dying from overdoses.  Not only are there illegal opiates, such as heroin, entering … Read More

Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Health Care Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Medication Errors, Pharmacies, Secrecy |

Putting You Second.

Let’s get this out of the way first.  Most doctors are good, caring people who place the interests of their patients first.  You want your doctor to be that person.  In my practice, however, I see many patients who had … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, Medicare |

The Fee For Service Model Needs To Go.

The primary method of doctor and hospital compensation in the United States is “fee for service.”  Under this model, doctors and hospitals get paid on an individual basis for each act of service they provide to a patient.  The model … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, General Health, Health Care Costs, healthy living, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medicare, Pharmacy Malpractice, tort reform |