Medical errors can often be fatal

Posted On July 27, 2017 I Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in Arizona and across the U.S., according to a study. Further, the authors of the study say that they are on a mission to inform Americans about the depth of the problem.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that more than 250,000 people died from preventable medical errors in 2013, which would have made it one of the three leading causes of fatalities in that year.

Marijuana DUI rates rise while drunk driving declines

Posted On July 20, 2017 I Drunk Driving Charges

A new study indicates that there may be an increase of drivers influenced by marijuana on the Arizona roadways. While marijuana-impaired driving is on the rise, alcohol-impaired driving is on the decline, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers.

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer could be unnecessary

Posted On July 18, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

Many men in Arizona have to deal with the affects of prostate cancer every year. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the second-most common type of cancer diagnosed in men. For those people contemplating treatment, a study that tracked men with early-stage prostate cancer has yielded informative results.

Alzheimer’s diagnosis is often wrong

Posted On July 12, 2017 I Medical Malpractice

Arizona doctors who are examining patients who present with symptoms of dementia could experience difficulty with making a definitive diagnosis. Patients with delusions and hallucinations complicate matters because those symptoms strongly suggest the presence of Parkinson’s disease and other forms of dementia, but psychosis could also be part of Alzheimer’s disease.

Former Knicks coach facing DUI charges

Posted On July 7, 2017 I Drunk Driving Charges

DUI charges can impact people in Arizona regardless of fame or status. These charges can hit hard, even when there were no injuries. Former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher had a one-car crash in early June in California. His car collided with a guardrail and flipped upside down.

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