Arizona couple facing drug-related charges

Posted On September 28, 2015 I Drug Charges

An Arizona couple is facing multiple drug-related charges after a Sept. 11 search of their residence. Police executed a warrant and allegedly found several types of drugs and paraphernalia used to ingest drugs as well as an undisclosed amount of cash.

Information helps cancer patients in most situations

Posted On September 24, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona residents may be interested to learn that a new study indicates that cancer patients do better with certain types of information about their diagnosis. Unfortunately, older studies also indicate that misdiagnosis among cancer patients is common. Studies in 2013 and 2014 found that while nearly 30 percent of all news is not correct, wrong information is particularly common for some types of cancer.

Pharmacists make more errors when they are busy

Posted On September 21, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Anyone who has ever stood in line at a pharmacy in Arizona knows that they can be busy places. In addition to filling orders, pharmacists must counsel patients, communicate with insurers and perform other tasks. New research shows that the busier a pharmacist is, the greater likelihood there is of making a mistake.

Misdiagnosis is a common medical mistake

Posted On September 15, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona patients may have heard horror stories about medical mistakes like wrong-site surgeries or botched prescriptions, but they may not be aware of another common doctor error: misdiagnosis. Studies indicate that physicians get diagnoses wrong 5 to 15 percent of the time, and the consequences can be deadly.

Diagnostic errors by Arizona physicians

Posted On September 10, 2015 I Medical Malpractice

Patients who are misdiagnosed could suffer serious injury or even death. One man was diagnosed with sinusitis when he actually had Ebola, and he infected two nurses after returning to the hospital two days after the initial diagnosis. The man eventually succumbed to the disease.

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