Chemotherapy may benefit some colon cancer patients

Posted On January 27, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona residents with colon cancer in their family history may be interested in the result of a study published Jan. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine that examines a way of detecting how aggressive colon cancer might be at an earlier stage.

Some hospitals fail to follow brain death diagnosis guidelines

Posted On January 20, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

In the past, the American Academy of Neurology has attempted to established guidelines for the diagnosis of brain death. In 2010, it published practice parameters meant to create consistent steps for diagnosing brain death that all hospitals would follow, including those in Arizona.

Pediatric heart surgery program problems

Posted On January 18, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Dealing with serious heart problems in a young child can be risky at any Arizona hospital. However a recent investigative report noted that some hospitals throughout the nation have such poor success rates in pediatric heart surgeries that some colleagues are calling for the closure of unsuccessful programs.

Studies show how to improve patient safety

Posted On January 12, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

A series of studies conducted by Oxford University may have answered the question of how to maximize patient safety during surgery. One school of thought believes that hospital staff working together made patients safer. Another believes that improved technology and operating technique would keep patients safer.

Married Arizona residents protected by spousal privilege

Posted On January 5, 2016 I Criminal Defense

Different individuals and groups enjoy special privileges when it comes to whether or not they must reveal information in certain formal proceedings. In addition to the rights of physicians, psychotherapists and social workers not to disclose information from their patients and clients during judicial goings-on, many spouses are granted a similar set of allowances.

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