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Newborn Dropped by Medical Staff at Chandler Hospital

The birth of a child should be one of the most wonderful experiences in a parent's life. However, infants can suffer serious injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of medical professionals. Last February, a newborn was dropped on her head by hospital staff members moments after birth at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Arizona. The infant’s…

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How to Prevent Medication Errors

Prescribing or administering the wrong medication can be catastrophic and lead to injury, illness, disability and even death. Most medication errors can be prevented if physicians and pharmacists adhere to proper procedures and protocol. There are several things patients can do to minimize their chances of experiencing a medication error. This includes…

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Why a Flu Misdiagnosis May Be Considered Medical Malpractice

Every year, thousands of people get the flu. However, doctors may still misdiagnose this condition as a cold, pneumonia or other medical condition. When a condition is misdiagnosed, a patient can miss out on important treatments. Additionally, he or she may receive unnecessary treatment that may actually cause harm. If you believe that your flu was…

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Understanding Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases

Health care providers are responsible for obtaining your informed consent before any form of medical care is given. This includes informing you of the benefits and risks involved in your treatment or procedure.   If a health care provider fails to obtain your informed consent before providing treatment and causes harm, you may have a valid case for…

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How Can I Be Compensated for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice injuries can have a significant impact on your life. Not only can these injuries affect you physically, they can also cause significant financial and psychological issues. This is why there are numerous types of compensation you may be able to recover by filing a medical malpractice claim. The Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys…

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Understanding Cerebral Palsy and When it is Caused by Medical Malpractice

As expectant parents, you want nothing more than to have a healthy and happy baby. However, medical negligence during pregnancy and the birthing process may result in a newborn developing a serious condition like cerebral palsy. The Phillips Law Group’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Phoenix advocate for parents of children who have suffered…

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The Most Common Medical Mistakes

Medical malpractice can occur in every field of medicine, can involve the negligence of medical staff or the hospital, and can result in victims suffering serious injuries or death. If you believe you have suffered a medical malpractice injury, do not hesitate to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We will review and investigate your claim…

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers harm, injury or death because a medical professional or provider failed to provide the appropriate care or treatment. Individuals who have experienced this may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. However, these are complex lawsuits that are…

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Misdiagnosis Is the Most Common Medical Malpractice Issue, New Study Finds

A new study conducted by The Doctors Company found that misdiagnosis is the most common allegation in medical malpractice claims. Incorrect, failed or delayed diagnosis claims accounted for 39 percent of the 1,180 malpractice claims reviewed for the study. The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, studied malpractice claims…

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Phoenix Doctor Sends Dying Girl Home, Says Mother was Just Overreacting

In an alleged case of severe medical malpractice, a neurosurgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix sent a critically ill child home because her mother “had a tendency to overreact” and “was not going to like what [he] did next.” The child’s mother, who worked in a neurological intensive care…

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