Valleywide Legal Blog

The Many Faces of a Heart Attack

Many times a year we see a case in which someone has a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction), seeks medical attention, and dies when they should not have.  We also know that there are many, many more … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, healthy living, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Misdiagnosis |

You And Your New Doctor – A Few Thoughts

I was going to title this post “How to Choose a New Doctor” but that doesn’t happen very much any more.  Long gone are the days when a person chose a doctor and received most of his or her health … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, Fee for Service, Health Insurers, medical charts, medical ethics, Misdiagnosis |

Doctors Need Help, Cue the Robots

One of the most fertile fields for malpractice is the humble diagnosis.  Errors in diagnosis lead doctors down the wrong path and result in either no treatment for a serious condition or a delay in treatment.  The best available evidence … Read More

Posted in Doctors, electronic medical records, General Health, health, medical charts, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medication Errors, Misdiagnosis, science news |

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 |

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 |

Thanks to Health Insurance Health Care Is Getting Worse.

In the United States, we already pay more than any other developed nation for health care, but have poorer outcomes in major categories of care, such as infant mortality, life expectancy, obesity levels and rate of suicide, just to name … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Misdiagnosis |

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 |

When Immune Systems Go Haywire

I recently lost one of my sisters to sepsis.  She got an infection that lingered until her immune system couldn’t deal with it any longer and it sent her body into septic shock, which killed her.  Over a quarter of … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, Doctors, health, Hospitals, Infection, Misdiagnosis, science news, Sepsis |

Blood Clots Are On The Rise.

In so many ways our bodies are wondrous machines that work nearly flawlessly for decades before they finally wear out or something goes wrong.  Over millions of years, the process of evolution tried out various strategies and discarded the ones … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, Doctors, health, healthy living, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Obesity, Pulmonary Embolism |