Valleywide Legal Blog

Hospital Deaths Due to Mistakes – It Just Keeps Getting Worse

In 1984, the Institute of Medicine analyzed available data for patients admitted to New York hospitals and concluded that up to 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year from preventable medical errors.  The news was stunning at the time but has since come to … Read More

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Arizona’s Medical Boards – Doing the Job?

All states, including Arizona, have medical boards which regulate the practice of medicine by physicians.  In Arizona, they are the Arizona Medical Board, which regulates allopathic physicians (MDs), and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners, which regulates osteopathic physicians (DOs).  The judgment … Read More

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What The Heck Is Going On?

Time and time again, the medical industry and the insurance companies tell the public that medical malpractice cases are “frivolous”, that they are pushing health care costs through the roof, and that they are driving doctors and hospitals out of business.  It has been … Read More

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