Valleywide Legal Blog

Analysis of a Recent Large Medical Malpractice Verdict

I recently wrote that most large medical malpractice verdicts share some things in common.  Here is a recent Idaho verdict that demonstrates the point. An ischemic stroke is one in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice damages caps, Stroke, trial, Verdicts |

Large Medical Malpractice Verdicts Usually Have Some Things In Common.

You read about them in the papers, if you still read the paper.  More likely you hear about them on line or on your favorite cable news show.  They are the large medical malpractice verdicts.  Depending on the politics of … Read More

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Why Won’t Doctors Tell The Truth?

Medicine is an honorable profession.  Most of the people who are doctors are good people, who do good work, and who are honest and have high moral standards.  That is why it is so disappointing that, when medical malpractice happens, … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, plaintiff, Secrecy |

The Medical Malpractice System Is Stacked Against You

If you have been injured by medical malpractice, you have a very difficult road ahead of you.  In the first place, you are going to have to figure out, usually on your own, that you have been the victim of … Read More

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A Large Malpractice Award Was Justified.

Large awards for medical malpractice are not nearly as common as the medical profession and its insurers would have you believe.  Juries are reluctant to hold doctors responsible for injuring patients.  They don’t want to believe that doctors make mistakes … Read More

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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 |

“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 |

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 |

Virginia OB/GYN, Who Routinely Performed Unnecessary Surgeries, Gets Prison Time

There are predators in the medical profession.  The profession is unable or unwilling to root them out.  The doctor I writing about today was proven to have preyed on vulnerable women in Southern Virginia for at least ten years between … Read More

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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

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