Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Front Lines of Immigration

For several years now, immigration has been a major issue that we face as a country and as a border state.  The laws regarding immigration will continue to change and will continue to be a controversial issue. Back in 2010, Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070, which has since become infamous for the controversy it caused.  On May 29th of that year, thousands of people marched to the state capital in protest of the bill. In 2013, a record 438,421 unauthorized … Read More

Medical Malpractice in Arizona

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured or dies due to a health care provider’s negligent, either by providing a treatment that causes or by failing to provide a treatment that would have prevented injury or death. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer. This happens when a health-care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care.”  The “standard … Read More

DUIs expected to rise in the valley during Super Bowl

Millions of people around the world will be gathering on Super Bowl SUnday to watch the big game, and thousands of people will be in the valley for the festivities.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of all traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday in 2012 were caused by drunk driving, compared to an average of 31% for the rest of the year. Since the valley is hosting the colossal event this year, the  Arizona Department of … Read More

Traumatic brain injuries

The impact of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating for a person and his or her family.  It occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction.  It usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.  An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull can also cause traumatic brain injury.  More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain … Read More

Boating accidents

With all of the scenic lakes and months of beautiful weather here in Arizona, boating is a very popular activity, but it is also a dangerous one. Boating accidents occur all too often in the nearly 14 million registered watercraft in this country, and the injuries that result can cause disability and even death in their victims. Here’s what you need to know about boating accidents. Up to 8,000 individuals are injured in boating accidents each year, and around 800 … Read More