Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice: negligence matters

Medical malpractice isn’t about innocent mistakes. It’s about negligence. When you go to a Phoenix surgeon for a follow-up visit after knee surgery and the doctor asks to see your left knee rather than the right knee that was operated on, that’s a mistake. Momentarily forgetting which knee had the surgery is the kind of… read more

Medical malpractice compensation: first glances can be deceiving

Sometimes when a Phoenix TV station airs a story about a medical malpractice case settlement, some viewers react as if the plaintiff just won the lottery. The reality is that if the person who filed the lawsuit alleging hospital or doctor negligence receives significant compensation, it is only because they have suffered significant damage. For… read more

What is the most common form of medical mistake?

We have all seen stories from Phoenix news outlets of wrong-site surgeries in which doctors amputate the patient’s left leg instead of the right, or remove a healthy kidney instead of the diseased one. We have also heard of surgeons leaving scalpels, retractors and other items inside patients who have undergone surgeries. While these kinds… read more

A look at orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeon medical malpractice

We recently read an article in a hospital industry publication that contained some interesting numbers about orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. The facts in the piece were apparently culled from a RAND report released in 2013 on the U.S. medical malpractice system. The article we read on the report was directed to those two groups of… read more