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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.

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.

Parents file medical malpractice claim after son loses leg

A young boy lost one of his legs after multiple medical professionals repeatedly missed a possibly deadly diagnosis. His parents have since sued the hospital where he was seen, as well as the supervising physicians, physician assistants and nurses. If a child in Arizona is injured because of a missed diagnosis, his or her parents may also be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Family alleges medical malpractice, other abuse over death of man

Every ailing person should be entitled to medical care, regardless of his or her particular circumstances. Unfortunately, there have been numerous allegations of inmates in Arizona and elsewhere not receiving appropriate medical care. One family recently filed a medical malpractice claim after an inmate died from a treatable infection.

Prevention of birth injuries should remain a priority

Birth injuries are serious matters that parents hope they don't ever have to deal with, but they do happen. It is imperative that they understand what happened so they know what they need to do to address the situation. When the answer is that there was negligence or similar issues, you might choose to seek compensation for the damages you are dealing with.

Medical malpractice: Fetal distress issues should not be ignored

During prenatal visits at an Arizona medical facility, an obstetrician and medical team typically checks a mother's vital signs and closely monitors her condition at each appointment to make sure she and her baby are safe and healthy. Certain issues may mean that mother or child are at risk for injury. Sadly, medical malpractice often causes injuries to mothers and/or their babies.

VA criticized over serious multiple medical malpractice claims

A congressional hearing was recently held with officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss several disturbing issues. There have been multiple reports of medical malpractice that have caused many veterans to suffer from serious health consequences, including several who have died due to inappropriate medical care. Arizona veterans who have suffered from poor health care may be interested to see how Congress plans to address this serious problem.

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.

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.

Neil Armstrong's family settled medical malpractice suit

Regardless of whether a patient is well-known, he or she is entitled to the appropriate medical care when they seek treatment of an ailment. In the aftermath of a major surgical procedure, it is not uncommon to experience complications that are usually treated by following the accepted standard of care. However, when providers deviate from that standard and attempt to correct a complication through other means, a patient could suffer irreparable injury. If Arizona patients have suffered as a result, they may have a basis for filing a medical malpractice claim.

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