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January 2020 Archives

New report sheds light on neurologist medical malpractice cases

There are many kinds of medical specialists in the United States. For a variety of reasons, certain types of surgeons and doctors find themselves more likely to face medical malpractice lawsuits. A new report shows that nearly two-thirds of neurologists and neurosurgeons have faced legal action. This is interesting news for Arizona patients or family members who may be considering filing a civil action for issues related to brain health.

Main causes of anesthesiologist medical malpractice suits

Taking a patient's medical history in advance of a surgery is an important step in any non-emergency procedure. A new study shows that failing to do this is a leading case of medical malpractice lawsuits faced by anesthesiologists. It is important for Arizona patients who may be subject to anesthesia to understand the risks they may face depending on their medical histories. If anesthesiologists do not properly consider these risks, a lawsuit may result should injury occur.

Family seriously injured in motor vehicle accident

Car crashes are never welcome events, but some of them can be particularly devastating. One Arizona family is dealing with just such a tragedy after a father, mother and their 5-year-old daughter were hurt in a recent collision. Healing from the serious injuries the family suffered after the motor vehicle accident will take time and so will the police investigation into exactly what happened. 

Law opens door for medical malpractice claims for soldiers

Until recently, military service members who suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of military doctors had few options for seeking compensation. That is because of a 1950 Supreme Court decision known as the Feres Doctrine, which prohibits service members from suing for damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act. For decades, this decision has left service members and their families in Arizona and elsewhere struggling because they had no recourse for justice when medical malpractice at the hands of military doctors resulted in injury or death to a service member.

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