Choosing A Lawyer.
I recently spoke to a gentleman, who lives here in Arizona, Let’s call him, Bob. Bob had been involved in an accident in another state. The accident was the fault of the other driver. The tow truck driver, who removed … Read More
Medical Malpractice or Criminal Conduct?
Last week I wrote about an ICU doctor in Ohio, who was accused of deliberately overdosing 11 of his critically ill patients with a powerful painkiller and thereby shortening their lives. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury acquitted … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Nurses, Prescription Errors, Secrecy
Lots of Developments in Treatment of Breast Cancer
There is never a good time to develop breast cancer but for women who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatment options have never been better than they are today. The statistics remain daunting, however, … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, Doctors, General Health, health, Lawsuits, Mammogram, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, science news
The “Just World” Phenomenon and the Malpractice Jury.
The “just world” phenomenon is the name given to the tendency of human beings to believe that the world is just and that people get what they deserve. It is a form of cognitive bias. We all have this tendency … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, trial, Verdicts
Why You Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage.
Not all my practice is devoted to the representation of victims of medical malpractice. I also represent people who suffer serious injuries in automobile accidents. These cases often involve uninsured or underinsured motorist issues. Of course, by the time I … Read More
Changes Are Coming To Malpractice Trials.
Recently, the Arizona Supreme Court changed the rules relating to jury selection in both civil and criminal cases. The rule changes will take effect next month. They may have a big effect on medical malpractice trials. Under the old rules, … Read More
Posted in Arizona Supreme Court, Doctors, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, trial, Verdicts
The Truth About Medical Malpractice Juries
It is an article of faith among doctors that medical malpractice juries are anti-doctor, incompetent to resolve medical questions and overly generous to patients who bring lawsuits. They have been making the same complaints for the last 50 years at … Read More
The Importance of Hiring a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
I can’t drive down the street without seeing lawyers advertising for personal injury cases. Their faces stare out at me from the sides of buses, from billboards and from bus stop shelters. I can’t watch the television for more than … Read More
Damages: The Third and Final Element of a Medical Malpractice Case
Over the past two weeks, I have written about the first two required elements of a medical malpractice case: Standard of Care and Causation. There is a final requirement. It is that the breach of the standard of care must … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, tort reform