Lobbyists for doctors and their insurers met to draft an overhaul of the nation’s medical malpractice laws. The legislation proposed strict limits on damages for the people most victimized by preventable medical errors.
The American Bar Association penned a letter to the House Judiciary Committee expressing opposition to HR 1215. They are working to protect victims’ rights to hold wrongdoers accountable.
In Arizona, juries are instructed that medical negligence is the failure to comply with the applicable “standard of care.” Are doctors allowed to make mistakes? Yes, sometimes. Some mistakes are considered acceptable.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would victimize medical malpractice victims and protect the health care providers who injured them. H.R. 1215 passed by the slimmest of margins. But I am not comforted…
Reports on medical negligence cases ignore the most important thing, all the hard work and preparation that went into the trial. Good trial lawyers take their strategies and infuse them with simple, easy-to-follow themes.
Medical Malpractice is a prolific problem in Arizona and the United States. Many times doctors, nurses, and other health care providers are careless, and sometimes even reckless.
The problem with our health care system is careless doctors and the system that protects them. When plaintiffs with real injuries fail to receive adequate compensation from doctors who injured them, they are further victimized.
Understand medical malpractice cases by looking at the facts. This post looks at potential explanations for preventable errors. I say potential explanations because rarely, if ever, do we know why a doctor was negligent.
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 today.
Often the PCP concentrates on the common symptoms to the exclusion of the unusual, but significant, complaint. This could be the result of several biases: confirmation bias, rush-to-solve bias, and overconfidence bias.
Many victims of medical malpractice cannot find a lawyer to take their case because the recovery will barely cover litigation costs. Thus, the negligent health care provider is never held accountable for their malpractice.
Questionable executive management decisions and preventable medical errors increase health care costs. The increases come from trying to fix the problems caused by negligence.
How often do you check user reviews before buying an item on Amazon or other sites? Why should health care be different? Arizona allows hospitals and doctors to hide behind the “peer review” protections.
Federal lawmakers are quietly trying to push through legislation that will create a $250,000 federal cap on the amount a jury can award in a medical malpractice case. And more than 30 states having caps on damages.
A jury awarded $13 million to the parents of a baby who was left with limited use of her arm following birth trauma. This verdict is that it will be significantly reduced since Michigan places a cap on damages.
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.
After joining Gage Mathers, Joseph D’Aguanno expanded the scope of his practice to focus on helping victims of various forms of negligence obtain justice and fair compensation for their injuries.
If someone in Arizona is the victim of an automobile crash, they will later be victimized by the health care providers that treated them. It does not matter if you have health insurance.
Being a lawyer is tough. Being a medical malpractice lawyer can be daunting. You need to know the rules of civil procedure and the laws that govern torts, liens, insurance, evidence, privilege, and even bankruptcy.
Perhaps you were commuting in Southwest Arizona and got into an accident due to a negligent driver. You may have suffered a brain injury or another catastrophic injury…