Month: May 2017

Medical Malpractice Risks Require Heightened Awareness

Medical Malpractice is a prolific problem in Arizona, and the United States.  Doctors, nurses, and other health care providers are expected to follow certain rules to protect their patient from injury.  Many times they are careless, and sometimes even reckless.

Like the person who accelerates to get through a yellow light but hits a car turning left in front of them, most health care providers do not intend to cause an injury.  Sometimes they cut corners or take calculated risks because doing so never caused a serious injury before.  Sometimes they figure this patient is just like past patients.  And other times they are distracted.  In those situations, critical judgment necessary to protect their patient is temporarily suppressed or missing altogether.

Therefore, you should do what you can to protect yourself or your loved one.  Ask questions.  Lots of them.  Demand answers.  Lots of them.  Do not be afraid to get a second opinion or another perspective.  The health care providers are being paid a lot of money to provide safe and effective care.  Patients pay significant sums for their safety.  They should not have to pay with their lives as well.

Contact me if you think someone you love was seriously and permanently injured by a careless health care provider.



PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Shawn Cunningham, Joseph D’Aguanno, and their hard-working team at Harris, Powers & Cunningham obtained a $6.3 million verdict in a medical malpractice case against Banner Health for the negligence of its Emergency Department physicians for failing to diagnose and treat the patient’s vertebral artery dissection. Shortly after Banner discharged the patient, he suffered a disabling stroke. As a result, the 39 year-old man was totally disabled.