Valleywide Legal Blog

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

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Doctors on the Take – Part Two

It’s hard to keep patients safe when the fox is in the chicken coop.  That’s what happens when unscrupulous doctors and drug manufacturers are permitted to influence patient care in order to line their pockets.  That’s the ultimate medical malpractice. … Read More

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Aspirin – A More Powerful Weapon against Stroke than Previously Thought

Aspirin.  The wonder drug that keeps working more wonders. From headache to heart attack, aspirin is the go-to drug to treat and prevent so many medical conditions.  And, its often lifesaving benefits continue to be better understood day after day. … Read More

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Women Doctors Better than Men?

Might women doctors be better than men?  They are if you believe a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  When investigators compared hospital readmission and mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by male and female physicians, those treated by female patients fared … Read More

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MRI Scan for Prostate Cancer Is Significant Advance in Treatment

A British study recently published in The Lancet found that multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) in patients with suspected prostate cancer can: (1) increase the the accuracy of diagnosis of aggressive cancers from 48% to 93%; (2) reduce the over-diagnosis of harmless … Read More

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Hospital Stays During the Happy Holidays – Avoid ‘Em if You Can

In the past, I have written about medical research documenting the increased incidence of medical malpractice in hospitals on weekends.  While there may not be a study which has examined the same issue during the period from Thanksgiving through the New … Read More

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