10 Facts About Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy occurs when the fetal brain does receive enough oxygen. Often referred to as “HIE,” Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to permanent brain damage, cerebral palsy , ...
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What is Hypoxic Brain Injury?

The brain requires approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen intake to function properly. Hypoxia occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The low levels of oxygen limits brain activity, ...
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Determining the Accepted Standard of Care

The Accepted Standard of Care for Doctors In Texas, jurors are given the following definition of negligence: “Negligence,” when used with respect to the conduct of Dr. Davis, means failure to use ...
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What Can Go Wrong When Using Anesthesia?

Because different forms of anesthesia affect your senses and spinal function, many things can go wrong if the drug is not administered properly. Studies estimate that seven in every million patients ...
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Medical Malpractice Facts and Fiction

The Institute of Medicine estimates that, on average, 98,000 people die because of medical malpractice, while extensive amounts of people are injured because of it. Under U.S. laws, those injured or ...
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What You Need to Know About Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. That means that 1 in every 323 children will be diagnosed ...
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What are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions?

When we visit the doctor’s office, we expect them to know what our conditions represent. If we experience a lump in our body parts, have a rash on our skin, or feel a strange soreness in our joints, ...
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Why Heart Attacks Are So Commonly Misdiagnosed in Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, an average of 50,000 women die of heart attacks a year in the United States. Heart disease is the ...
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How to Differentiate Between Adverse Events and Malpractice

Undergoing any major medical procedure can be intimidating. There are inherent risks with some surgeries or treatments that doctors cannot eliminate. They will still recommend the procedures if they ...
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Recognized Medical Malpractice Representation

Injuries sustained because of medical malpractice can be emotionally and physically damaging. When an individual goes into the hospital for treatment or a diagnosis, they trust their doctors to offer ...
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Predictions of Large Babies May Be Inaccurate

When expectant mothers go into the doctor’s office, they expect to receive accurate information, or at least information as close to the truth as possible. While doctors try to impart what they ...
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4 "Never Events" That Could Give Rise to Medical Malpractice Claims

When you walk into a hospital, you expect the physicians and doctors to be well trained and know the proper procedures. You place your trust in them, expecting them to know how to best care for your ...
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Resolve to Seek the Compensation You Deserve

In the blink of an eye, the New Year is here. This is usually a time for reflection and anticipation. As we say goodbye to another year, we eagerly welcome a new one. Most people usually take this ...
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Obesity, C-sections may be behind rising maternal mortality rate

Most people probably think of the United States as having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Indeed, here in Houston and throughout the state of Texas and beyond, expecting mothers often ...
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Potential eligibility concerns for aspiring Texas nurses

The dream of becoming a nurse will someday become reality for many men and women in Texas. Nurses contribute significantly to the state's healthcare system, particularly in labor and obstetrics but ...
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Family claims botched delivery in Texas newborn's death

The loss of a loved one is always deeply hurtful, but often much more so when the deceased was relatively young. The death of a newborn is almost unfathomable to most Texas families, but unfortunately ...
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March of Dimes observes Houston's high rate of premature birth

Houston residents have a lot to be proud of, but there are some statistics that show the city may be lacking in certain key areas. The rate of premature birth, for example, is actually relatively high ...
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Gross negligence in Texas malpractice cases

Having to go to a hospital is usually an experience that raises as many questions while also providing answers. For an expecting mother in Texas, a hospital stay can offer reassurance that a pregnancy ...
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Are Texas nurses required to initiate CPR?

Many adults in Texas have likely learned the basics of CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation , at some point in their lives. While not everyone may remember exactly what to do, the basics are likely ...
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Brain performance institute to open in Dallas

According to a brain specialist working out of Houston, our ideas about the brain are extremely outdated. Dr. Chapman has been working with patients suffering from cognitive injuries due to traumatic ...
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Misdiagnoses and their potential for serious injury

Receiving the proper diagnosis is key to understanding, managing and treating any sort of medical condition. This is especially true when a female patient is pregnant, as certain conditions such as ...
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Inducing labor and the health of mother and unborn child

Most Houston-area mothers vividly remember the births of their children, especially if they had a difficult labor. A troublesome or prolonged labor, in addition to being memorable as well as ...
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What can I expect when discussing a medical malpractice case?

A family grieving the loss of a loved one rarely wants to initiate a lawsuit; however, in many instances a civil suit is the only way to hold a negligent doctor, hospital or other entity accountable. ...
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Premature birth still an issue in America, but hope abounds

How often is a baby born prematurely in the United States? Some Houston residents may be surprised to learn that one out of every nine babies experiences premature birth. Despite huge advances in ...
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Vaginal birth after cesarean: The risk of uterine rupture

For women who have more than one child, their birth experiences with each child are bound to be different. No two births are exactly alike; this is especially relevant regarding mothers who have ...
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