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July 2016 Archives

Seeking better diagnosing standards for endometriosis

For many Arizona women who suffer from endometriosis, finding treatment or even getting an accurate diagnosis can be difficult. In fact, the average wait for being correctly diagnosed is about 12 years. This is because some doctors may dismiss or ignore the symptoms or misdiagnose the symptoms as something else, ultimately delaying treatment.

Complications of a Brain Injury after a Serious Car Accident

Being in a serious car accident can mean lifelong injuries for some. Especially if you have suffered any brain trauma. A TBI ("Traumatic Brain Injury") can lead to further complications. Sometimes a TBI has irreversible damage. This can be devastating for both the accident victim and his or her family. Understanding these complications and getting the right professional guidance can help with this difficult journey to recovery and rehabilitation.

Being aware of doctor errors

While most doctors in Arizona and across the United States are good at their jobs, some can and do make mistakes. Unfortunately, their mishaps can lead to serious injury or death. For example, one man in West Virginia was not given proper anesthesia before surgery for abdominal pain and was awake during the procedure. While he made it through the ordeal, he later committed suicide.

Common diseases that are often misdiagnosed

Arizona residents may be surprised to learn how common a misdiagnosis can be for doctors. Incorrect diagnoses can even be made for common diseases. Part of the problem is that some common illnesses share symptoms, making it difficult to distinguish the conditions from each other. Some diseases can only be identified through symptom elimination.

Research study examines ways to prevent surgical errors

Arizona residents who need surgery might eventually do so in safer conditions if techniques used in a Johns Hopkins study are adopted and used widely. The study examined surgical errors and found that while a preventative checklist was one helpful way to prevent accidents, surgeons also benefited from feedback about their errors. The results were published in a medical journal in June.

On search and seizure

The legal rights of people who have been accused of a crime in Arizona are well documented. There are stringent regulations governing the kinds of evidence that can be used in criminal trials, and the ways in which evidence may be gathered are the subject of an enormous body of law. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and the meaning of that term has been the subject of numerous Supreme Court cases.

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