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What Makes a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Based on Arizona’s population and the number of deaths nationally due to medical error, almost 5,500 Arizonans die due to medical error each year.  The number of Arizonans injured but not killed by medical malpractice is many multiples of the … Read More

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You Need A Good Malpractice Lawyer.

From time to time over the years, John and I have written about the necessary elements of a viable medical malpractice claim.  There must be fairly clear evidence of medical negligence which caused a significant injury.  Doubts about the existence … Read More

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More On The House Malpractice Bill

House Bill 1215 places the thumb of Congress squarely on one side of the scales of justice and, unsurprisingly, it is not the side of the patient.  Last week I wrote about the caps on damages found in the medical … Read More

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Why Won’t Someone in Arizona Take My Malpractice Case?

You live in Arizona and believe you have a medical malpractice case.  You have spoken to a number of law firms that handle these cases but no one will accept your case.  What is going on? Unfortunately, what is going … Read More

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Republicans in Congress Keeping Their Promise to Gut Malpractice Suits

Politicians like to come up with misleading names for their bills.   The worse the bill is for the American People, the more lovable the name they choose to divert attention from what they are actually doing.  They are true … Read More

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Why You Can’t Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

  A common complaint I hear is from people who say that they have a good medical malpractice case but cannot find a lawyer who will take it.  I understand their frustration.  It seems to them that the system is … Read More

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Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Let’s suppose you are unfortunate enough to have a good medical malpractice case.  I say unfortunate because to have a good medical malpractice case you or a loved one must have been terribly and permanently injured.  I will save for … Read More

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Medical Malpractice and the Statute of Limitations

Arizona has a two year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including claims arising out of medical malpractice.  If you have a claim and do not file suit within the period of the statute of limitations, your suit is … Read More

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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

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Trying Medical Malpractice Cases Is Hard Work

My partner is currently involved in a three week medical malpractice trial in Globe, Arizona.  It has been more than a year since our firm was in trial and it reminded me of just how difficult and stressful trying a … Read More

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