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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
Medical malpractice cases come in various forms. Operating on the wrong extremity. Leaving a piece of equipment inside a patient after surgery. Failing to diagnose an illness. These are among the most-common types of medical negligence taking place in America today. This post looks at the premature closure of a case, which can result from […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gage Mathers has always fought for patient safety and patient rights. If the Bill passed by the House is approved in the Senate, your patient safety rights and ability to sue for medical negligence may be severely limited or eliminated. We are sending this notice to all of our clients to encourage you to contact […]
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would victimize medical malpractice victims and protect the health care providers who injured them. If there is a silver lining in all this, it might be that H.R. 1215 passed by the slimmest of margins. But I am not comforted by this. Not until the U.S. […]
Martin Mathers is licensed in Arizona. Joseph D’Aguanno is licensed in Arizona, New York, and with the USPTO. Mark Ryan is licensed in Arizona. Matters in other states are handled by licensed attorneys in those jurisdictions employed, associated, or co-counseled with Gage Mathers. Gage Mathers is a dba of Gage Mathers Law Group, PLLC.
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