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Resources for Seniors

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Uncategorized, Wrongful Death on August 23, 2017 - no comments.

In Arizona, many group assist the public.  Here are some resources for seniors which may be useful: INFORMATION ON CARE FACILITIES LICENSING OR RATINGS, AND HIRING A CAREGIVER: Resources to Check Before Hiring a Caregiver Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) – Long Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities – Licensing(link is external) Nursing Home Compare(link is external) AARP Arizona(link is external) Arizona 211 Community Information and Referral/Senior Services(link is external) AZ Assisted Living Federation(link


Your Rights on the Not-so-Friendly Skies

Filled under Accident, air rights, Bache & Lynch, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Uncategorized on April 17, 2017 - no comments.

A man was dragged from his seat on a United Airlines flight by airport security officers. Footage taken by another passenger shows the officers forcibly removing the man and dragging him by his arms down the aisle and out of the plane. The man was pulled out because he refused to leave the flight to make room for United Airlines employees after airline personnel asked him to involuntarily exit the plane. The federal Transportation Department


Summer Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Child Product Recall, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Insurance Claims, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Road Conditions, School injury, Wrongful Death on March 29, 2017 - no comments.

Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Fireworks Safety​​ Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.​ Bug


Zithromax and Z-Pak may cause fatal heart problems

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on March 14, 2013 - no comments.

 The Food and Drug Administration has issued an important warning about one of the most popular antibiotics.  Azithromycin – known by the brand names Zithromax and Z-Pak – could cause fatal heart problems. More than 40 million prescriptions a year are written for azithromycin, for everything from bronchitis to urinary tract and skin infections. But like all drugs, azithromycin has its side effects. The FDA said one rare side effect could be lethal. It could


Death on Downton Abbey: All-Too-Realistic

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on February 22, 2013 - no comments.

TV shows about law and medicine are sometimes realistic, sometimes not.  When Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil died of eclampsia seizures just after giving birth, some wondered if such a death would happen today.   The answer is both yes and no. Lady Sybil had undiagnosed pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects as many as one in ten pregnant women. It causes high blood pressure  and protein in the urine from kidney malfunction. It’s also known as “Pregnancy-Induced


Arizona Rehabilitation Services

Filled under Medical Injuries on February 20, 2013 - no comments.

The Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is conducting its tri-annual Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) designed to gather data from persons with disabilities in the state of Arizona regarding their experiences… and needs surrounding services and resources. This information will be used to develop priorities and strategies within the Vocational Rehabilitation program and other programs administered by RSA to optimize services for persons with disabilities in the state of Arizona. We are requesting your assistance


Prescription Mix-ups

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Product Recall on July 31, 2012 - no comments.

You may have heard about the local 6-year-old boy who was recently given the wrong medication following a pharmacy mix-up. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription, and the results are almost always severely dangerous. So what can you do to protect yourself from this type of situation? It is as simple as asking questions. While there lies a large amount of responsibility on the prescribing physician and


Juries and Facebook

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Facebook, Jurors, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries on August 26, 2011 - no comments.

Jury selection is a vital part of trial.  At Bache & Lynch, we will ask the appropriate questions of potential jurors to try to avoid mishaps, like this one in Florida.  A juror in a Florida trial posted a comment on Facebook stating “Tomorrow we gotta make a decision who has the greater weight of proof between the plaintiff and defense, and I know my answer.” Jurors receive strict instructions not to discuss a trial


Be Aware of the Risks of Cosmetic Procedures and Drugs Used in Such Procedures

Filled under Medical Injuries, MedSpa Injuries on February 10, 2011 - no comments.

Cosmetic procedures, whether surgical, or performed through the use of drugs, are often thought of as very safe. However, there are a number of risks associated with these procedures, including risks relating to the drugs used, the anesthesia used, and the type of facility and qualifications of the professionals involved.