Long-time smokers in Arizona who are on Medicare now have the option of getting tested for lung cancer once a year, according to an announcement Medicare made in February 2015. To qualify for a yearly spiral CT scan, Medicare recipients must be between 55 and 77 years old and have smoked about one pack of cigarettes every day for at least 30 years.
Patients in Arizona might benefit from learning more about some of the documentation required for successfully bringing a medical malpractice case to court. In order to gain an accurate perspective, injured patients should be aware of which documents to collect before conferring with legal counsel. Some of the documents patients are advised to gather are those related to the claim, including any documentation received from the defendant, evidence of lost wages and invoices from the medical provider.
An alleged victim of doctor errors has initiated a legal action relating to her injuries. The woman claims that doctors made a mistake in diagnosing her condition, which led to the inflammation of her brain and other injuries. The lawsuit says that doctors did not successfully identify that she was suffering from herpes simplex encephalitis. The condition is a rare form of brain inflammation related to the same virus that results in cold sores.