Nurse may have spread hepatitis by reusing syringes

Posted On March 30, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona readers know how important it is for hospitals to use sterile instruments. However, a Texas nurse may have infected four patients with hepatitis by reusing syringes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services was notified after someone noticed the nurse leaving a used syringe near a computer.

Skilled workers more likely to make mistakes if interrupted

Posted On March 28, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona healthcare staff may be interested to learn that, according to a study, highly trained workers may be at risk for making mistakes if they are interrupted. The reasoning behind this is that skilled workers generally work much more quickly, making it difficult to recall exactly where they were after the interruption.

Colorectal cancer notoriously difficult to diagnose early

Posted On March 24, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

Embarrassment delays some people in Arizona from going to the doctor when they experience gastrointestinal symptoms. When they do seek care, their symptoms might be similar to many types of digestive tract disorders, and a misdiagnosis might impede the early detection of colorectal cancer.

Why you need an attorney for a first-time DUI

Posted On March 21, 2017 I Drunk Driving

The consequences of driving under the influence have been on the rise. It is a serious offense in which you face both civil and criminal penalties. The thought of a conviction can be quite frightening; your driving privileges and freedom are at risk.

DUI prevention tips

Posted On March 17, 2017 I Drunk Driving

It is no surprise that college students will occasionally consume alcohol. Unfortunately, college students are more likely to binge drink and drive drunk according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Drunk driving has serious consequences. If you are a college student, learn some facts about drunk driving and how to prevent a DUI.

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