Failures to diagnose Lyme disease a big problem

Posted On March 31, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Many people in Arizona and throughout the country suffer from Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that is often misdiagnosed. Even when the illness itself is correctly diagnosed, co-occurring infections such as Bartonella are often still not diagnosed or treated.

A major issue with Lyme disease is that it is treatable when the infection has not been present in the body for very long.

Apologies may reduce likelihood of malpractice lawsuits

Posted On March 28, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

In Arizona and many other states, if doctors apologize to patients or their family for a medical error, this cannot be used as evidence of liability in a subsequent medical malpractice lawsuit. In some cases, apologies may reduce the likelihood that a person will file a lawsuit.

Successful criminal appeals depend upon what happens at trial

Posted On March 25, 2016 I Criminal Appeals

The end of a criminal trial may not mean the end of defendant’s fight to establish his or her innocence. Appealing a trial conviction or appealing a guilty plea to an appeals court in Arizona offers the chance to have the higher court review errors that might have been made at the trial or during the lower court proceedings.

Hospitalists and medical malpractice

Posted On March 16, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Some people in Arizona may not know what a hospitalist exactly is. It is a relatively new medical specialty and is similar to being a general practitioner or family doctor, but it involves working in that capacity in a hospital. For the period of time that a person is hospitalized, a hospitalist may act as the primary care physician.

Doctor’s errors often caught by parents

Posted On March 11, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

According to a report that has been published in JAMA Pediatrics, a significant number of medical errors are identified by family members. A study, led by a Boston pediatrics researcher, found that about one in 10 parents were able to identify errors with respect to their children that a doctor did not at a hospital’s two pediatric units.

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