Monthly Archives: May 2014

5 Things You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice is a term used to define incidents where a health-care provider fails to deliver the recognized ‘standard of care’ during patient treatment. Standard of care refers specifically to the level of care administered, malpractice essentially amounting to negligence. Medical malpractice can result in life-altering health consequences or death. How is medical malpractice identified? A person may issue a malpractice claim if a health-care provider’s negligence causes injury or damage to the patient having received … Read More

May 2014 Recall Roundup

Here at the Maricopa County Bar Association we want our community to be aware of any products that have been recalled for functional or safety measures. Here is the MCBA May 2014 Recall Roundup. Marlboro Recalls 3-in-1 Flashlight, Compass and Match Holder We’re not sure who the genius was who thought to include flammable matches inside of a flashlight but Altria Group Distribution in connection with Philip-Morris has recalled their promotional flashlight after it was discovered that the matches inside … Read More

Ways You Can Avoid Fraud

Millions of Americans fall victim to fraud every year. Scam artists abuse innocent people through the phone, email, the internet, and even postal mail every day, causing thousands of dollars worth of damages. Below are some of the best ways you can avoid fraud every day. Always know who you’re talking to It’s very important to have a full understanding of exactly who you are dealing with, especially when it comes to online transactions. Research the individual or company you … Read More

Courts Reject Arizona’s Appeal in Immigration Case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 1070, causing more issues for Gov. Jan Brewer as she defends the controversial law. The court refused to review the ruling that stopped police from arresting individuals who harbor people living in the United States illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked police from enforcing the provision. Last year it was concluded that the prohibition was vague … Read More

Lawsuit Aims to Change the Culture of Same-Sex Rights in AZ

The movement for gay-rights continues its strong push in Arizona, where advocates are rallying against the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages. Many advocates in the state feel Arizona is ready to turn the page on their nationally deemed conservative reputation on gay rights. Arizona recently made national news earlier this year with controversial Senate Bill 1062. The bill would have made it legal for business owners to refuse service to gay individuals on the grounds of religious freedom. After … Read More