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September 2019 Archives

Inmate files medical malpractice claim re nearly fatal infection

When one contracts a serious illness, he or she should be entitled to appropriate and timely medical care -- no matter where one resides. Unfortunately, that standard appears not to apply to Arizona inmates. One inmate recently filed a medical malpractice claim against the prison system where he is incarcerated after nearly dying from a missed diagnosis of a deadly infection.

4 signs that could indicate nursing home neglect

When it comes time to place a loved in a Phoenix nursing facility, you could find yourself constantly worrying about the care they will receive. For example, if you are thinking about moving your mother to a nursing home, you could worry that the staff will not give her the proper medication or that she may not like the food or even that she will be lonely. That is why it is important to visit several facilities before choosing one for her new home and then to visit regularly to ensure she is receiving the care and treatment she needs.

City decides on gag orders involving police brutality settlements

Cities across the country rely on their police departments to ensure the safety of their residents.  Sadly, occasionally people become victims of police brutality when officers cross the line between public servant and perpetrator. As in other civil cases, victims of these types of disturbing encounters may be required to keep silent about the terms of any settlements between a city and the victim. However, victims in Arizona -- and elsewhere -- should have a right to speak out about the harm that may have been inflicted by those who purportedly abused their authority.

Speed, inattention frequent cause of serious auto accidents

Getting a driver's license is often seen as a right of passage in this country. However, no matter one's age, every motorist is required to drive with due care in order to prevent serious auto accidents. Unfortunately, two Arizona children were recently injured when a driver apparently failed to pay close attention.

Couple awarded $8.5 million in medical malpractice claim

The trust between a patient and medical provider is a crucial aspect of their relationship. In most cases, doctors are diligent about informing patients of a diagnosis and recommending treatment that will provide a cure or a longer life span. Unfortunately, when a medical provider fails to follow accepted medical standards, Arizona patients can often suffer greater harm and may have a basis for filing a medical malpractice claim.

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