Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Avoidable Mistakes

Family awarded $4 million in malpractice suit against Banner UMC

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Published: Jan. 25, 2024 at 2:26 PM MST|Updated: 15 hours ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A family has been awarded $4 million by a jury in connection with a malpractice suit against Banner University Medical Center.

The Mercaldo Law Firm said a sponge was left in a patient’s abdomen during a c-section at the hospital.

Mercaldo said it “led to severe complications and prolonged suffering for the woman.

“Our client courageously pursued justice, seeking accountability for both physical injuries and emotional distress caused by this preventable error,” the law firm said in a release. “The legal team at Mercaldo Law Firm meticulously presented the evidence, demonstrating the clear negligence of the medical staff involved in the procedure and the full extent of the injuries they caused.”

Mercaldo said although Banner admitted to leaving the sponge, but disputed it caused the patient’s problems.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Doctors Accountability

Many patients experience inadequate care due to doctors neglecting patient concerns. This is a concerning issue that demands immediate attention. It is disheartening to witness doctors failing to meet their responsibilities and avoid accountability. Urgent measures must be taken to address this problem and ensure that doctors are held responsible for their actions.


The consequences of doctors falling short for patient concerns are significant. Patients who are not properly heard or attended to may suffer from delayed or incorrect diagnoses, leading to further health complications. This can result in unnecessary pain and suffering, as well as increased healthcare costs. It is distressing to think that patients are left to navigate the healthcare system without the necessary support and advocacy from their doctors.


To rectify this situation, it is imperative that doctors are held accountable for their actions. This can be achieved through regular evaluations and assessments of their performance, as well as implementing stricter protocols and guidelines for patient care. Additionally, fostering a culture of open communication and active listening between doctors and patients is crucial to ensure that patient concerns are addressed promptly and effectively.


In conclusion, the current state of doctors falling short for patient concerns is deeply concerning and unacceptable. It is essential that immediate action is taken to hold doctors accountable and improve the quality of care provided to patients. By implementing stricter protocols, fostering open communication, and conducting regular evaluations, we can work towards a healthcare system that prioritizes patient well-being and ensures that no patient falls through the cracks.

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