Commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions in Arizona

People who are sick or have a medical problem expect doctors to get to the bottom of it. Most patients believe that medical practitioners will be able to identify an illness and provide the appropriate treatment for it, but this does not always happen. In fact, there are a few conditions that are quite frequently… read more

Study looks at robotic surgery errors

Doctors in Arizona and around the country are increasingly relying on surgical methods that involve the use of robots. While robotic surgery is supposed to make procedures less invasive, it can result in fatal injuries when something goes wrong. A recent study by researchers from MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rush University… read more

Doctor given 45 years for egregious malpractice case

Arizona residents may have heard about an especially egregious case of medical malpractice that occurred in Detroit. What makes the case even worse is the behavior of the practitioner involved in the case was intentional and affected 550 victims. According to sources, a 50-year-old doctor had been prescribing chemotherapy treatment courses to patients who did… read more

Lyme disease in Arizona and the problem of misdiagnosis

In a study conducted in May 2015, 61 percent of the respondents said that it took two years or more to obtain a correct diagnosis of their Lyme disease. Almost half said that they were misdiagnosed for 10 years or more while only 21 percent said that they were diagnosed within six months. Patients who… read more

All doctors can make medical mistakes

Arizona hospitals and health care professionals may work to avert medical mistakes that could result in damage to their patients. However, there are still incidences of errors, even from reputable professionals and facilities. Studies indicate that misdiagnosis is an issue in connection with approximately 15 percent of medical problems, making it important for both providers… read more

The problem of COPD misdiagnosis

Arizona residents should be aware that there is a risk that some health care practitioners will misdiagnose of fail to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A study conducted by the University of Birmingham and the Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group in the United Kingdom highlighted these risks. One of the most common lung diseases and a… read more

The last laugh in medical malpractice

In Arizona, medical malpractice cases often fall into one of several categories, including hospital errors, nursing errors, surgical errors and birth injuries. There are, of course, also wrongful death claims brought in worst-case instances of doctor negligence. It’s extremely rare to see a doctor penalized for medical malpractice by a jury for trash-talking, insulting and… read more