Civil rights group releases report on law enforcement hacking

Posted On April 25, 2017 I Criminal Defense

Huge government surveillance programs have been the subject of many media stories and political debates in recent years, but Arizona residents may be unfamiliar with one of the latest forms of electronic surveillance used by federal law enforcement agencies. A report released recently by several civil rights groups reveals that government agents are now able to install malicious software on the computers of hundreds or even thousands of individuals suspected of being involved in illegal activity without first obtaining search warrants.

Identifying kidney disease in diabetes patients

Posted On April 24, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

When Arizona residents have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, they are often at greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, the tests for determining if a patient has either of these conditions is not completely accurate.

Is treatment for drug offenders more cost-effective than prison?

Posted On April 20, 2017 I Drug Charges

In society today, many have the attitude of “lock them up and throw away the key” for those who commit drug crimes. While this may seem like a simple solution to get criminals or drug users off the streets, the reality is that it may not be the most cost-effective way to deal with drug addiction or repeat offenders.

Prepping your college kid for safe summer partying

Posted On April 19, 2017 I Drunk Driving

As the spring term comes to a close, your college kid is undoubtedly looking forward to summer fun. This means vacations, graduation parties and weekend trips to numerous destination sites in Arizona. These social gatherings are likely to include alcohol consumption.

High rate of misdiagnoses

Posted On April 17, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

A study indicates that the rate of misdiagnoses by health care practitioners in Arizona and around the country may be between 10 and 20 percent. The study, which was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, involved data from 286 patients who visited the Mayo Clinic to get a second opinion after seeing a primary care physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

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