Entries by Joseph

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Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorney Update

There have been many changes to Joe’s legal practice.  After joining Gage Mathers, he expanded the scope of his practice so the focus was no longer limited to medical malpractice.  This has allowed Gage Mathers to help victims of various forms of negligence obtain justice and fair compensation for their injuries. Our medical malpractice work […]

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5 Tools Medical Malpractice Lawyers Should Use

Being a lawyer is tough.  Being a medical malpractice lawyer can be daunting.  You need to know the rules of civil procedure.  You need to know the law–not just laws specific to medical malpractice, but laws that govern torts, liens, insurance, evidence, privilege, and potentially even bankruptcy.  You must be able to advocate on paper […]

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Physician Insurance Companies Peddle False Narrative To Increase Profits

The Washington Post reported today that lobbyists for doctors and their insurers met regularly in D.C. to draft an overhaul of the nation’s medical malpractice laws.   As I’ve discussed, the resulting legislation proposed strict limits on damages for the people most victimized by preventable medical errors.   The goal?  To peddle a false narrative to increase profits.  […]

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Hospital Execs Alleged Manipulations Increase Health Care Costs

Health care costs increase for several reasons: inflation, research and development, increased salaries for doctors and nurses, the need for insurance companies to appease investors, charitable care, and location-based factors.  Now we can add questionable executive management decisions. In NY, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital found questionable ways to boost revenue to pay executives fat salaries, bonuses, and perks.  […]

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Take Care of Your Heart

Take care of your heart, and your heart will take care of you.  A piece by Bill Gifford in Men’s Health discusses How Your Heart Can Break.  As the 17th-century British physician William Harvey noted, “Every affection of the mind that is attended with either pain or pleasure, hope or fear, is the cause of […]

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Prescription of Opioids Presents Medical Malpractice Risk

The use of pain medication in the U.S. is alarming–doctors write 71 opioid prescriptions per 100 people.  In 2015, drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 deaths in the United States, 63.1% of which involved opioids.   The medical malpractice risk arises because these powerful pain medications are highly addictive, even after short-term use.  An estimated 2.0 million […]

Damage Caps Unconstitutional – Wisconsin

We are happy to share the news that the 1st District Court of Appeals in Wisconsin ruled that a cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional because “it imposes an unfair and illogical burden only on catastrophically injured patients, thus denying them the equal protection of the laws.” Ascaris Mayo’s doctors negligently […]