Valleywide Legal Blog

Newest MRI Technology Will Save Lives

“Time is brain.”  When a patient has a stroke, the sooner treatment can be begun, the better the outcome.  For strokes which occur outside the hospital, and that is most of them, valuable time is sometimes lost before the patient … Read More

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Nursing Is A Dangerous Profession

Hats off to nurses.  They do most of the hands on work of providing medical care to the community.  They are not well-paid for their efforts.  The average salary for a registered nurse across the United States is about $77,000, … Read More

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Hey, Medicare Beneficiaries, There Is No Free Lunch!

Recently, I was stuck in front of a television that was showing a nature program.  Every few minutes, it was advertisement time.  Because this was early November and Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare plans at this time of year, … Read More

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Hygiene and You

Here we are, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. If there is one thing we hear over and over again, it is the importance of washing our hands. While this is undoubtedly important in the current situation, it obscures … Read More

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Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation – A Primer for Lawyers

Below is an article I wrote for the Advocate, the monthly  journal of the Arizona Association for Justice, a professional association of plaintiffs personal injury lawyers.  It provides advice to lawyers thinking about taking on a medical malpractice case.  It has been edited … Read More

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What Makes a Medical Malpractice Case “a Case?” – Part 2

So, you think you might have a medical malpractice claim.  About 8-10 folks contact our firm each day wondering if they have been harmed by the negligence of a health care provider.  Because we only take about 1 out of … Read More

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What Makes a Medical Malpractice Case “a Case?” – Part 1

Many of our medical malpractice clients come from referrals made to us by other lawyers and law firms.  I am grateful for the trust and confidence these lawyers have in our ability to evaluate a situation, identify a claim and … Read More

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Walkers Watch Out!

If you follow this blog, you know that it is largely devoted to discussing health issues in the context of medical malpractice claims, which is a significant part of our law practice.  However, we also help the victims of other … Read More

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Palliative Care Good for Everyone

When facing a serious or complex illness, patients and their loved ones want to know they are getting the best care possible.   They want a plan that is geared to achieve their treatment goals, whatever they may be, and one … Read More

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Health and Wealth Go Hand in Glove

Numerous medical studies link all sorts of things to good health.  Lots of exercise.  Fresh air.  Health insurance and access to health care.  A good diet.  Ample rest.  Low stress.  Happiness.  Family support.  The list goes on and on and … Read More

Posted in General Health, Uncategorized |