Many people suffer from surgical errors every week. Although this number is relatively low when compared with the thousands who have surgery each week, a recent study shows this number could be almost 75% lower when proper measures are taken.
Would you take a drug that could possibly cause bladder cancer? What if it was pulled from the market in two European countries? The FDA recently released a warning on the diabetes drug Actos after finding that patients who took the drug for more than a year may have an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Living in a group home can feel intimidating. You're not sure what to expect and there's always the uncertainty of whether or not you will be treated well and humane. Group home residents have a legal right to be treated with respect and dignity. All forms of physical OR verbal abuse is prohibited under Arizona law. For example, they have a right to eat and drink at any hour they so desire unless their Individual Support Plan (ISP) dictates otherwise. Also, demeaning comments or language to a group home resident is abuse in our state. Abuse and neglect can, and does, occur in many ways. If you suspect someone living in a group home is not being treated fairly, contact Knapp & Roberts today. Abuse and neglect of those who cannot protect themselves can, and should, be stopped immediately.
The Buffalo (NY) News recently asked the question everyone thinks but no one ever has a chance to ask. They spoke to several people who investigate, study or criminally defend hit and run drivers and asked them how - after hitting a pedestrian, a biker, or another driver - the driver could leave that injured person to suffer or die?
As time goes on, we start to notice just how much impact social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs make. Whether it's another Congressman sending inappropriate photos forcing him out of office or the ability to bring a 15-year-old Canadian kid from normalcy to billion-dollar sensation in less than a year (Justin Bieber), it's undeniable that social media has changed the world. But could it possibly change a courtroom verdict?
After only two hours of deliberation, a West Virginia jury awarded $80 million in punitive damages and $11.5 million in compensatory damages to the family of an elderly woman who died of negligent treatment in a nursing home operated by ManorCare. (ManorCare is a for-profit company operating nursing home facilities across the U.S. including one in Arizona.)
For years, people injured in car accidents with uninsured and underinsured motorists have experienced problems getting insurers to make a fair settlement of their claims. Now insureds who had med-pay or personal injury protection (PIP) policies with Farmers Insurance have received a bit of vindication.
In a post last week we reported on an outbreak of Guillain-Barre Syndrome paralysis in Yuma County that health officials suspect is the result of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria. The source of that food poisoning, which struck residents in border towns in both Arizona and Mexico, is still unknown but health officials continue their search.
Eight hospitals around the U.S. joined together in a multi-year project to understand the risk factors that contribute to the problem of wrong site surgery that can result in claims of medical malpractice.