Considerations for a medical malpractice lawsuit

Arizona patients who are considering filing a medical malpractice suit due to a perceived mistake made by a health care practitioner or facility should keep a few points in mind. First, they should think about what the suit will cost, even if it is taken on a contingency basis, and what their chances are of… read more

Animal cruelty and drug charges at the Arizona border

Border Patrol agents face challenges in monitoring evening conditions in the Arizona desert. On May 21, night operations in the vicinity of the tiny community of Why allowed officials to observe activity involving nine individuals. These people wore large backpacks as they traveled through the desert in the area, which is a zone that tends… read more

Melissa Rivers settles lawsuit over mother’s death

Arizona residents who were fans of the late comedian Joan Rivers have probably heard about the medical mistakes that led to her death. Rivers was undergoing throat surgery at a clinic when she died in September 2014 at the age of 81. According to a medical examiner, Rivers experienced a lack of oxygen that led… read more

Felony DUI in Arizona: What it Means for College Students

Arizona has four classifications of DUI, two of which are considered felonies: Extreme and Aggravated. These two both carry significant penalties if you are convicted. For an extreme DUI, the blood alcohol content must be above .15. This can net you a minimum fine of $250 and 30 days in jail without probation. You also… read more

Artificial intelligence used to perform surgery

Robots now do many of the jobs that were once done by human beings in Arizona. Usually performing repetitive tasks, robots are used in vehicle manufacturing and the production of electronics. With new developments in artificial intelligence, robots are now able to compute data in order to make decisions. Autonomous cars are one of the… read more

Medical errors in Arizona hospitals

Arizona residents who check in to hospitals for surgical procedures or because they need treatment for a specific ailment will usually assume that they will get the best care possible. However, it has been reported that this is not always the case. Hospitals and health care practitioners frequently make mistakes, with sometimes tragic results. A… read more

Creating safe roads for motorcycles

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and motorcyclists who are taking an Arizona road trip might like to learn more about staying safe while on the road. Other motorists also can educate themselves in order to reduce their risk of hitting motorcycles. A motorcyclist’s wardrobe is not just about fashion but safety too. Full-faced helmets… read more

FDA issues final guidance about drug names and packaging

Arizona patients are sometimes harmed by medications due to confusion over the drug’s name or packaging design. The results can be very serious, and the Institute of Medicine claims that around 7,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of medication errors. To reduce the risk of fatal medication mistakes, the U.S…. read more