Glendale will be the epicenter of the football world this weekend. The Super Bowl pitting the Seahawks versus the Patriots promises to be an exciting one.
The federal government has over the years launched many initiatives to improve safety on America’s highways, streets and roads. Some of the initiatives were successful – there is little doubt that seatbelt laws have helped save thousands of lives – while other efforts fell short.
We have all seen stories from Phoenix news outlets of wrong-site surgeries in which doctors amputate the patient’s left leg instead of the right, or remove a healthy kidney instead of the diseased one. We have also heard of surgeons leaving scalpels, retractors and other items inside patients who have undergone surgeries. While these kinds of medical malpractice are horrific, they are thankfully relatively rare in the medical world.
Like a gushing movie reviewer, or a president solemnly decorating a general’s starched uniform, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers also bestows stars for excellence. In the case of MADD, the stars are awarded to states for their efforts to prevent DUI offenders from harming others.
The good news is that in 2014, Arizona DUI arrests dropped for the third year in a row. The bad news is that despite the drop, more than 28,000 people were arrested for drunk driving in the state.
Like so many families do, an Arizona family from south of Phoenix traveled over the holidays to embrace loved ones for Christmas. They had stopped to spend the night in a Las Cruces hotel before heading south to meet their relatives.
There is a glut of misinformation in the media on a wide variety of subjects, including everything from politics to world events to neighborhood news. Among the subjects often inaccurately or awkwardly described is medical malpractice.