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Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice

Surgical complications are possible during any procedure. In the majority of cases, they are not anyone’s fault. Even when medical professionals do everything correctly, unexpected outcomes can occur after a surgery. However, there are also circumstances when the negligence of a health care worker contributed to patient injury or death. If you or a loved one suffered complications after surgery and suspect medical malpractice was a factor, our lawyers can help. Here is some more … Continue reading “Determining if Surgical Complications Resulted from Malpractice”

Car Accident Injuries That Take Time to Appear

Approximately 3 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents every year. While many crashes are minor, many include broken bones, devastating and debilitating head or back trauma, and even death. It is not uncommon for pain after an accident to take a while to manifest. You may not even know you have a serious car accident injuries until days or weeks later. Why Some Injuries Take Time to Manifest When you are in a car … Continue reading “Car Accident Injuries That Take Time to Appear”

Erb’s Palsy Causes and Impacts

Erb’s palsy is a type of injury that occurs most often during birth, although similar effects are possible due to trauma later in life. Depending on the severity of the damage, it can be permanent. If your child suffered Erb’s palsy due to medical malpractice or if you sustained this injury as a result of an accident, our personal injury lawyers can help. What is Erb’s Palsy? The brachial plexus is a network of nerves … Continue reading “Erb’s Palsy Causes and Impacts”

Common Types of Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can occur due to accidents, repetitive use, or chronic medical conditions. No matter the cause, shoulder problems can be painful and may interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Here are some of the most common types of shoulder injuries: Dislocated Shoulder A dislocation is when your shoulder rotates or is pulled back too far and your arm bone pops out of the socket. This can lead to pain and swelling as … Continue reading “Common Types of Shoulder Injuries”

What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different

Semi-trucks log more hours and travel more miles on Arizona highways than most passenger automobiles. When a large truck crashes into a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are the ones most likely to suffer. The statistics from 2018 are staggering. According to an analysis of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11% of all motor vehicle crash deaths that year occurred in large truck accidents. In semi-truck crashes, 96% … Continue reading “What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different”

The Rights of Pedestrians in Arizona

Every year in the city of Tucson, pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles. Some of these collisions lead to pedestrian death and many who survive have serious injuries. A significant portion of these crashes are due to the driver’s negligence. According to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-794, drivers must exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian. More information about pedestrian rights: Who is a Pedestrian in Arizona? The state of Arizona … Continue reading “The Rights of Pedestrians in Arizona”

How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is one of the most devastating and debilitating types of birth injury. Not all infants that suffer from this condition are victims of a medical mistake. However, physician conduct can account for a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases. What is Cerebral Palsy? When a birth is difficult or a health professional makes an error, it can lead to cerebral palsy. This condition results from damage to the developing brain that … Continue reading “How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy”

The Different Degrees of Burns

Burns are some of the most serious and painful injuries possible and burn treatments and other related expenses cost 7.5 billion dollars each year in the United States. There are different degrees of burns and the more severe the injury, the greater its potential impact on the victim’s quality of life. The different types of burns are: First-Degree Burns First-degree burns affect only the epidermis, which is the outer layer of your skin. These are … Continue reading “The Different Degrees of Burns”

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur when a blow to the head causes the brain to move rapidly and collide with the skull, causing brain swelling. This type of injury can have serious consequences, especially if you do not seek appropriate medical care. Some more information about concussions: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) You may hear people use the terms “concussion” and “TBI” together or interchangeably. A concussion … Continue reading “What is a Concussion?”

When to Call a Malpractice Lawyer

When you go to the doctor, you expect to leave feeling better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals can act negligently and this can result in unnecessary pain and suffering. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell who is at fault for a medical error. If you suspect that you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, you should call Grabb & Durando … Continue reading “When to Call a Malpractice Lawyer”