Medical Malpractice Blog

Injured on a UTV High Seat or Hunting Seat?

Houston UTV High Seat / Hunting Seat Lawsuits Many UTV dealers offer after-market “high seats,” or “hunting seats” which make the vehicles top heavy and prone to rollover accidents. Often, they make ...
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How to Determine If You Have a Valid Case

Many individuals are victim to medical malpractice or birth injuries, but they never do anything about it because they are not sure of what to do it or how to do it. They simply don’t know that they ...
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What to Look for In Your Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Imagine this: You go to the doctor and expect to receive the care you deserve to get better from any injury or condition you may have. When things go wrong, though, and the medical professional causes ...
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Understanding Medication Errors

While many of the medical malpractice cases derive from direct physical actions at the hands of a medical professional, medication errors are a real problem that is experienced by thousands of ...
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Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries

It’s unfortunate, but there are countless situations in which babies are injured at the hands of a negligent obstetrician or other medical professional. Birth injuries are quite common and there are a ...
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Why Hire a Firm with an MD and Ph.D Nurse On Staff

When a person sustains a serious injury due to the negligence of another party, they start to think about the next steps. One of the steps that you may take is finding a law firm to represent you and ...
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Common Reasons Doctors Make Diagnosis Mistakes

One of the errors that can be made by a doctor when treating a patient is a diagnosis mistake. This is a serious problem as patients are expecting their medical professional to inform them of their ...
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How Surgical Errors Occur In Houston

In Houston and all throughout the world, hospitals are expected to provide patients with the best possible care. One of the most complex treatment options for a person dealing with an injury, illness, ...
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What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

In infants, cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before, during, or right after birth, when an infant’s brain is most vulnerable. The impact it may have on ...
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Texas Ranks as Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in Developed World

For a state that offers world-class medicine, and is home to the Houston Medical Center, Texas should be profoundly ashamed of its ranking in a very important index of obstetrical care. According to ...
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Types of Medication Mistakes

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), between the years 1993 to 1998, most fatal medication errors are related to the wrong prescribed dosage. The FDA also estimates that about 1.3 ...
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Injuries Caused by Improper Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy can be beneficial when used correctly, but when it is done improperly, it can cause devastating injury. Our team explains what some of the causes of injuries are, what injuries can ...
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Complications of Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia is the name for abnormally low sodium levels in the blood. A number of underlying conditions in the human body can result in the sodium becoming diluted, increasing the water in the body ...
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Mistakes in Newborn Intubation

The moments immediately following the birth of a baby are supposed to be the best time for a mother. They get to hold their baby for the first time and begin bonding. Unfortunately, if something goes ...
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What Is Cephalopelvic Disproportion?

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a complication of pregnancy in which the size of the baby’s head is disproportionate to the size of the mother’s pelvis – a condition that can result in difficulty ...
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Risks of Fetal Macrosomia

During a woman’s pregnancy, there is potential for the baby to grow beyond the average size of seven pounds, eight ounces. When the baby weighs more than eight pounds, thirteen ounces, the World ...
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Types of Encephalopathy

Commonly used as a general term for a brain disorder or disease, encephalopathy is a serious condition that impacts the function of the brain. The severity of the abnormality varies, and can be ...
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Negligence Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by a medical professional — a doctor, nurse, obstetrician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, etc. —who do you turn to? With all of the lawyers claiming ...
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NICU Errors

Babies who are born prematurely often have breathing issues, as well as other conditions, and may require admission into the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for additional care and ...
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The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

According to a new study published in the BMJ — formerly the British Medical Journal — researchers have determined that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States [1] , ...
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Issues Concerning C-Section Delivery

Birth injury cases typically deal with the questions revolving around cesarean section. Should nursing personnel have recognized ominous fetal heart strip patterns that signaled the need for emergency ...
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The Role of Pitocin in Labor and Delivery

Pitocin (oxytocin) is a hormone used to induce or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth, and can also be used to control postpartum bleeding. Misuse of Pitocin can have serious consequences ...
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Abnormal Fetal Presentations

The position of the baby in the uterus is referred to as its “presentation.” It is important that obstetricians or midwives monitor the baby’s presentation as pregnancy approaches term to determine ...
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The Importance of Fetal Heart Monitoring

One of the greatest advances in the field of obstetrics has been the development of electronic fetal heart monitoring. It allows clinicians to evaluate, in real time, the adequacy of fetal ...
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Your Complete Birth Injury Guide

From the moment a mother finds out she is pregnant, it is important to make sure proper monitoring is done and that the mother is completely aware of the situation. There are a number of factors of ...
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