Valleywide Legal Blog

Cancer Malpractice Litigation.

Cancer is a terrible set of diseases.  Some are relatively treatable, if detected in time, while others are aggressive and nearly always fatal.  Medical malpractice does not cause cancer but medical malpractice can turn a treatable cancer into a death … Read More

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Doctors, Lawsuits, Lung Cancer, Mammogram, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Melanoma, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff |

Going To The Emergency Department Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

This may come as a shock to you but there are a lot of mistakes made in the emergency department that kill and seriously injure people.  If you do what I do for a living, you already know this.  If … Read More

Posted in arizona certified personal injury lawyers, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Heart Attacks, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare, Misdiagnosis, Stroke |

“I Made A Mistake Which Injured You.”

This is not a statement a doctor is very likely to make, even though there is an ethical obligation to be honest with patients and to make sure medical records are accurate.  Sadly, the way our system operates, there are … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, trial |

Just Fill Out These Forms – Hospital Edition.

If there was ever a situation of more uneven bargaining power than being asked to fill out hospital forms while lying on a gurney in the emergency department, I cannot think what it could be.  And yet that is precisely … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Informed Consent, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Nurses |

Medical Malpractice and Quadriplegia.

Over the years, I have handled a number of cases in which the patient successfully underwent surgery only to become paralyzed in the hours and days after leaving the operating room.  In each of these cases, the patient should not … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical charts, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, medical negligence lawyers, Nurses, Surgical Errors |

You’re Not Listening To Me.

Medical diagnosis and its evil twin, misdiagnosis, are profoundly influenced by the physician’s ability to effectively listen to the patient.  There are great diagnosticians and some doctors who are not so great diagnosticians.  The great ones almost always say the … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, medical charts, medical errors, medical ethics, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis |

The Private Autopsy.

Sadly, I see a lot of death cases.  Prospective clients come to me with questions about the death of a loved one.  Why did she die?  What happened to her?  Most often they want to know if her death was … Read More

Posted in Autopsy, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, electronic medical records, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical charts, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, plaintiff, Secrecy |

Medication Errors Are Easy To Make.

A few months ago I wrote about the Tennessee nurse who was criminally prosecuted for administering the wrong medication to a patient.  The medication resulted in the patient’s death and the nurse was convicted of negligent homicide.  One of the … Read More

Posted in Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Devices, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medication Errors |

Women With Heart Disease Just Can’t Catch A Break.

Women get the short end of the stick in a lot of areas of life.  Health care is one of them.  Heart disease, the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States today, does not present … Read More

Posted in Doctors, health, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Misdiagnosis, Obesity |

What You Want To Know Before They Operate.

You have been referred to a surgeon and she has advised you that you need surgery.  What now?  There are certain steps you should always take when this happens. What happens if I don’t get the surgery? This is always … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Informed Consent, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Nurses |