Scottsdale, Arizona


Geoff Trachtenberg

Mistakes That Give Rise to an Inference of Negligence

Sometimes mistakes are so obvious that the law permits an inference of negligence. The legal term for this type of situation is res ipsa loquitur and, in Arizona, applies where (1) in the normal course of events, the accident would not have occurred unless defendant was negligent; (2) the accident occurred as a result of an instrumentality that was under defendant’s exclusive control; and (3)…

Chrissie Cole

Surgical Mishaps Prompt Crackdown on Office Surgeries

Several surgical disasters – including the death of a Tucson attorney- has now prompted the state to crackdown on Doctor’s performing surgeries in their offices.For the first time, doctors will need to have specific monitoring and emergency equipment, specialized staff training and inform patients of the potential risks of having surgery in an office – if the proposed rules from the Arizona…