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Medical Malpractice 2021—Year End Review

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

When the COVID pandemic first hit in early 2020, we wondered how it would affect our cases and the world of medical malpractice. By mid-2021, trials began to resume live at courthouses throughout Arizona, but unfortunately COVID and its various mutations plus lack of universal vaccinations have proven challenging. It remains to be seen whether the latest wave of COVID and Omicron will result in cancellations of trials again and more difficulties ahead.

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Dr. Death - Can It Be True?

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Jul 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The TV series “Dr. Death” is airing on Peacock. It is based on a popular podcast of the same name. The show tells the tragic and true story of a dangerous, incompetent neurosurgeon in Texas who ends up severely injuring and even killing numerous patients.  The protagonists are two doctors and a D...

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Fertility Fraud in the News

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dev Sethi's fertility fraud case was featured on the cover of the Tucson Weekly.  Over the counter, retail DNA testing revealed that our client's physician artificially inseminated her with his own sperm, instead of the anonymous donor sperm that he promised. “It is a gross betrayal of the trus...

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Fertility Fraud - An Abuse of Power and Trust

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have been working with University of Indiana Mauer College of Law professor Jody Madeira, investigating and prosecuting a case of fertility fraud.  What is fertility fraud? It is a recently discovered phenomenon of doctors who have secretly and without permission impregnated their patients thr...

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Nonprofit Hospitals Make Huge Profits

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Feb 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

On February 20, 2020, The New York Times ran an editorial “Why are Nonprofit Hospitals so Highly Profitable?”  Shockingly, this article explained that seven of the ten most profitable hospitals in American are “non-profit” hospitals. How can this be? In short, before 1969, for a hospital to be n...

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January 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our first Newsletter of 2020 has been released! We cover the following topics: 'Before You Rent a Scooter, Protect Yourself Legally' by Matt Schmidt  'Why You Need a Real ID& How to Get Yours Before the Deadline' by Dev Sethi  'Black Boxes in Medicine & the Implications for Malpractice Cases...

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