Valleywide Legal Blog

$13M Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York.

There is a lesson to be learned from every medical malpractice verdict.  A recent verdict in New York City is no exception. A 43 year old wife and mother of three underwent what should have been a minor procedure to … Read More

Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, Sepsis, Surgical Errors, Verdicts |

The Hospital You Choose Makes a Difference.

Just a few days ago I wrote a post about hospital malpractice.  Today comes news of a viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric center that has already killed six children and sickened many more.  The facility is not a … Read More

Posted in Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare |

Some Thoughts Before Surgery.

Surgery is scary.  Lots of things can go wrong.  No one can guarantee a good surgical outcome.  Even the best surgeon operating in the best hospital may end up with a bad outcome.  If your surgery is of the emergency … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Doctors, Hospitals, Infection, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medicare, Surgical Errors |

Sepsis: The Waiting Killer

From time to time people ask me what is the most common form of medical malpractice I see.  I usually answer that there is no most common form and that there are many ways in which mistakes can be made.  … Read More

Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Hospitals, Infection, Medical Malpractice, Nurses, Sepsis, Surgical Errors |

Superbugs Are Still Hiding in Hospitals

Superbugs is a name given to drug-resistant bacteria.  While no illness is a good one, an infection with superbugs is really bad because regular antibiotics are ineffective.  Drug resistance develops through the process of natural selection.  Normal bugs are exposed … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, health, Hospitals, Infection, Nurses, science news |

Medical Secrecy Harms Patients – Part Two

I have written in the past about the harm caused by the medical profession keeping secret the identities of incompetent physicians and allowing them to continue to malpractice on patients.  While this is a significant problem, there are many other … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medicare, Secrecy, Surgical Errors |

The Algorithms Are Coming

The Stanford University School of Medicine and Google have teamed up to improve medical care.  At least in part this is the result of the belief of the dean of the school that the greatest innovations in medicine going forward … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, General Health, genetic testing, health, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Infection, medical charts, Medical Costs |

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 |

Dirty Scopes, Deadly Bacteria, Deadly Secrets

The story of the endoscopes that sickened and killed patients just keeps getting worse and worse.  When I first wrote about it, I focused on the actions of the Seattle hospital that discovered it was transmitting deadly infections to patients … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, disclosure of medical mistakes, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, medical errors, medical ethics, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, Sepsis |

Hospitals Continue to Harm Patients and to Hide Critical Information

A story just appeared in the Seattle Times which touches upon a number of issues we have discussed in this blog.  It addressed an outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria at a medical center in Seattle between 2012 and 2014.  Two … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Informed Consent, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, medical negligence lawyers, Secrecy |