Valleywide Legal Blog

It’s Not The Lawyers Who Are Greedy

It seems like every day I read about a doctor or a medical group blaming the high cost of medical care or the high cost of health insurance on greedy malpractice lawyers.  To hear them tell it, there is no such … Read More

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Malpractice Claims Are Helpful to Hospitals

The usual argument for limiting the rights of patients to sue when they have been injured by medical negligence is that malpractice claims are harmful to the medical industry.  Even if true, that would not be a good reason for … Read More

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Very Few Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Are Actually Filed

Believe it or not, very few medical malpractice lawsuits are being filed in Arizona.  That may come as a bit of a surprise since we have been conditioned to believe that medical malpractice litigation is solely responsible for physicians leaving the state, … Read More

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Medical Malpractice Claims Hit New Low

Evidence that tort reform is unnecessary to preserve quality health care, reduce health care costs, and protect health care providers from frivolous claims continues to mount.  A new study by Public Citizen, which examined information from the National Practitioner Data … Read More

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