Valleywide Legal Blog

“Doctor, I Think You Forgot Something.”

There are certain events which are never supposed to happen.  They are called “never” events.  One of them is the foreign object left behind in the body of the surgical patient.  Prior to the adoption of procedures and checklists requiring … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, never events, retained sponge, retained surgical instruments, Surgical Errors |

Doctors Come In Many Different Flavors

Doctors are human beings, just like you and me.  Most are wonderful, caring people, who chose medicine as a career so they could spend their lives helping others.  Not all are so selfless, however.  Not all chose medicine to help … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, Surgical Errors |

Hospital Ratings Can Be Misleading.

When it comes to hospital ratings, don’t believe everything you read. While I am a big proponent of doing some research about hospitals before being admitted to see if this is a place I want to go, not all hospital … Read More

Posted in General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medicare, Nurses |

Pulmonary Embolism and the Coronavirus.

According to the medical experts, one of the possible consequences of the novel coronavirus infection is the formation of blood clots. That makes this a good time to discuss pulmonary embolism, one of the more frequent causes of death resulting … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, heart attack, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Misdiagnosis, Pulmonary Embolism |

Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste.

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our individual lives and the economic life of our country as well. We will be adjusting to its effects for many years to come. Some businesses are looking to use the emergency … Read More

Posted in Doctors, health, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, plaintiff, Secrecy, tort reform, trial |

Beware The Cosmetic Surgeon

We all want to look like we are young and healthy, even those of us in our later years.  Beauty is big business and, wherever there is big business, you can be sure charlatans will follow.  This is true in … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Insurers, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Plastic Surgery |

Recognizing a Heart Attack

One of the cases we see over and over again is that of a patient, usually a man, who presents to the emergency department or to an urgent care facility with what turns out to be a myocardial infarction (“MI”) … Read More

Posted in Heart Attacks, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis |

Another Sad Result of the Coronavirus

Given the terrible effects of the Coronavirus on patients and their families throughout the world and the damage done to our economy and that of the rest of the world, it is hard to imagine how much more damage it … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Nurses, plaintiff, trial, Verdicts |

Medical Malpractice Secrecy.

Doctors and hospitals win 85% to 90% of the medical malpractice cases tried across this country.  This percentage holds true even when the facts strongly favor the patient.  Why can’t patients get a favorable verdict from their fellow citizens?  There … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, tort reform, trial |

Not All Doctors Are Created Equal.

I was going to give this post a title about getting what you pay for in medicine as in many other walks of life.  Then I thought better of it.  The pricing of medical care is so crazy and opaque, … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence |