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Medical Malpractice Payments On The Rise

Medical malpractice occurs more frequently than most people believe. If you are injured by a physician or hospital’s negligence, it is important to seek the legal advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in the Tucson area.   Damage awards in medical malpractice lawsuits have been steadily rising since 1991. In 2000, the mean payout […]

Misdiagnosis: A Very Common Form of Medical Malpractice

When you or a loved one suffers an injury, illness or medical condition, you expect to receive the best possible care from doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. That’s not always the case, and misdiagnoses account for the unnecessary suffering of thousands of people each year. Misdiagnosis occurs when medical professionals mistake your condition […]

Establishing Medical Malpractice Against Your Plastic Surgeon

You went into your cosmetic surgery seeking to change your appearance for the better. You were shown dazzling before and after pictures. Yet, after your surgery, somehow you actually look worse. In fact, you may even be disfigured. If so, unfortunately, you are not alone. The number of incidents of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice is […]

Four Myths of Medical Malpractice Cases

Swirling around in the recent debates on health care in this nation has been a lot of information and misinformation about medical malpractice lawsuits and their effect on health care rates. Politicians throw a lot of statistics around to support their own side of the debate, but how do you know what to believe? Here […]

How to Prove OB-GYN Malpractice

Obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) provide a variety of medical needs for women — everything from delivering babies to regular checkups. This is a highly demanding and specialized field and, as a result, the physicians practicing in this specialty can be especially prone to error. These doctors are often called upon to make quick decisions during […]

Top Causes of Nursing Malpractice

If you are injured by a nurse’s negligence, you may have a case for medical malpractice. Nurses are increasingly named as defendants in medical malpractice suits. Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse does not perform his or her medical duties competently and, as a result, a patient is injured.  Just like malpractice involving doctors, not […]

Singer LeAnn Rimes Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Her Dentist

How much is a smile worth? For a pop star, millions. Country music star LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist over treatment he provided her for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). Rimes sought treatment for pain related to TMJ as well as for cosmetic improvements. After undergoing extensive procedures, including nine root canals, a bridge and […]

Five Medical Mistakes That May Shock You

When you enter a hospital for a medical procedure, you trust that you are in good hands. After all, what could go wrong? It turns out a lot. Medical mistakes happen every day in hospitals and they kill more than a quarter million people every year in the United States. Even worse, some of the […]

The Big C — Cancer

Everyone knows that the key to fighting cancer is detecting it early before it has a chance to spread. Early detection and diagnosis are very important because a cancer patient’s odds of surviving are directly related to the stage at which the cancer is detected. Early cancer detection can sometimes prevent death, the need for […]

Birthing Injuries to Mothers Is on the Rise

When an injury occurs during or shortly after the birth of a baby, the focus is usually on the health of the baby. However, medical errors can also cause injury to the mother. These sometimes devastating injuries may have been avoided if the mother had received the proper medical care. What’s more, birthing injuries are […]

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