The Law Offices of John Phebus

March 2017 Archives

Nurse may have spread hepatitis by reusing syringes

Arizona readers know how important it is for hospitals to use sterile instruments. However, a Texas nurse may have infected four patients with hepatitis by reusing syringes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Skilled workers more likely to make mistakes if interrupted

Arizona healthcare staff may be interested to learn that, according to a study, highly trained workers may be at risk for making mistakes if they are interrupted. The reasoning behind this is that skilled workers generally work much more quickly, making it difficult to recall exactly where they were after the interruption.

Colorectal cancer notoriously difficult to diagnose early

Embarrassment delays some people in Arizona from going to the doctor when they experience gastrointestinal symptoms. When they do seek care, their symptoms might be similar to many types of digestive tract disorders, and a misdiagnosis might impede the early detection of colorectal cancer.

Why you need an attorney for a first-time DUI

The consequences of driving under the influence have been on the rise. It is a serious offense in which you face both civil and criminal penalties. The thought of a conviction can be quite frightening; your driving privileges and freedom are at risk. Should you trust your own representation throughout the process? A DUI might be a common infraction, but it still is scary to face alone because there is so much at stake.

DUI prevention tips

It is no surprise that college students will occasionally consume alcohol. Unfortunately, college students are more likely to binge drink and drive drunk according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Drunk driving has serious consequences. If you are a college student, learn some facts about drunk driving and how to prevent a DUI.

FDA warns of dangerous vein procedure

Arizona patients who suffer from nervous system disorders such as Parkinson's disease should be aware of a dangerous experimental procedure that is being promoted as a treatment. This procedure, called transvascular autonomic modulation, has been associated with at least one death and has resulted in multiple severe injuries.

3 tips to stay safe and avoid a DUI on St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, there are going to be a lot of parties. Chances are you are gearing up with your green garb and are attending or hosting a party. While the spirit of this holiday is fun to celebrate, it does not come without risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 266 fatalities occurred between 2010 to 2014 due to drunk driving during St. Patrick's Day.

Patients may be misdiagnosed with acute kidney damage

Arizona patients who were diagnosed with an acute kidney injury may be interested to learn that the method for diagnosing this type of injury may be misleading for patients. According to a study that analyzed patient records, the blood test used to measure a waste product that is removed from the body by the kidneys may not provide a full enough picture to provide an accurate diagnosis.

5 reasons you should hire an attorney when facing DUI

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and it is your first time, it can be a terrifying experience, and you may feel isolated and alone. When facing the possibility that you may end up with a criminal record, you need to take advantage of every resource available under the law to protect your rights. While you have the option to represent yourself, here are a few reasons hiring an attorney may help your case.

Football player taken into custody on multiple charges

At 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, police received a report about an alleged assault that took place in Arizona. The report indicated that a man had been struck over the head and that his golf cart had been stolen. A few minutes later, police received word of a hit-and-run, and police made contact with a 24-year-old man who played football for the Indianapolis Colts after the cart had crashed into a gate.

What's the difference between DUI and extreme DUI?

Arizona's drunk driving statutes have been evolving in recent years, and for many motorists, that means penalties and legal limits have shifted in ways they might not realize. Protecting yourself means being aware of your relationship to the law and its requirements of you as a driver. Understanding important distinctions in the law, such as the difference between charges for driving under the influence and extreme DUI, is key to driving legally.

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