U.S. House attempts to redefine ‘standard of care’

Posted On March 31, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona readers of the New York Times might have noticed an article about an attempt in the U.S. House to do the bidding of physicians and their insurance companies. The House passed a bill with a provision tucked quietly into it that would protect doctors from being held to a standard of care used in Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

Barely noticed by press: two dead in Tempe motorcycle accident

Posted On March 27, 2015 I Motorcycle Accidents

Fifty-four words in three paragraphs to describe the deaths of two people in one accident. The meager numbers are of course not indicative of the inherent human worth of the victims, but rather the commonplace nature of tragedies in our society.

Motorcycle accidents: what is the most dangerous time of day?

Posted On March 24, 2015 I Motorcycle Accidents

A few days ago, an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer on a motorcycle was hit by an SUV at a Phoenix intersection. A fire captain told a TV station reporter that the accident was in early evening, around 7:50 p.m.

Medical malpractice: negligence matters

Posted On March 19, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice isn’t about innocent mistakes. It’s about negligence.

When you go to a Phoenix surgeon for a follow-up visit after knee surgery and the doctor asks to see your left knee rather than the right knee that was operated on, that’s a mistake.

Saturation weekend in Phoenix, around Valley

Posted On March 13, 2015 I Drunk Driving Charges

A river of green beer will wash down the gullets of shamrock-festooned revelers this weekend in Phoenix. But beware: the luck of the Irish will do you little good if police officers believe you are drinking and driving this weekend or on St.

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