Common medical mistakes that could be avoided

Posted On April 27, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona residents who are admitted to a hospital usually expect expert medical care that will help them get well. However, an estimated 440,000 patients across the nation die each year due to medical mistakes made in hospital settings. In fact, hospital errors trail only heart disease and cancer in numbers as a cause of U.S.

SCOTUS hears arguments concerning warrantless tests

Posted On April 25, 2016 I Drunk Driving Charges

Arizona motorists who are suspected of driving while intoxicated and refuse to submit to a toxicology test may lose their driving privileges for a period of time, but 13 states have laws that make such refusal a criminal offense as well.

Most states now mandate ignition interlock for first-time DUI

Posted On April 21, 2016 I Drunk Driving Charges

Arizona is one of several states that mandate ignition interlock devices for first-time DUI convicted offenders. Maryland became the 26th state to make ignition interlock mandatory with the passage of Noah’s Law on April 11. Mothers Against Drunk Driving continues to campaign for all states to pass similar laws.

Arizona man facing DUI charge after wrong-way crash

Posted On April 14, 2016 I Drunk Driving Charges

An Arizona man is facing a raft of charges after a wrong-way accident on the Loop 202 in Mesa caused traffic delays that lasted for hours and left another person injured. The state’s Department of Public Safety say that the 35-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage and endangerment as well as aggravated DUI.

Hospital survey finds problems with electronic drug monitoring

Posted On April 12, 2016 I Medical Malpractice

Most hospitals and clinics in Arizona and other parts of the country use sophisticated electronic systems to monitor the medications administered to patients. Only heart disease and cancer result in more Americans dying each year than medical mistakes, and many believed that using computerized systems to track and monitor drug orders would reduce the burdens placed on busy doctors and nurses and eliminate many of the deadliest medication errors.

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