Blog Posts in 2014

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The role of blood sugar in fetal or newborn brain damage

While brain injuries have received increased attention in recent years, there are still many misconceptions about damage to this important organ. One such misconception is that brain injuries are only ...
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Millions awarded in long-running birth injury case

The decision to pursue a civil lawsuit regarding a birth injury is never an easy one. Sometimes, however, a lawsuit is the only means by which a Texas family can hold a negligent doctor or hospital ...
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How should an EMT react if an expecting mother is in labor?

An expecting mother in Houston often busily prepares for her big day, whether it's packing a bag for the hospital, selecting a maternity suite or determining who will be invited into the delivery ...
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Who can speak for victims most effectively in a wrongful death?

A deadly medical mistake is one of the biggest tragedies any Houston area family can experience. Families generally place huge amounts of trust in medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes and ...
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Erb's palsy: Damage to brachial plexus can have severe effects

While some Houston residents may be familiar with cerebral palsy , a similarly-named condition may be less familiar. A type of brachial plexus injury, Erb's palsy is a birth injury which affects the ...
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Cruise ships may soon be held accountable for nursing negligence

As a coastal state next to the Gulf of Mexico, Texas sees its fair share of tourists. Cruise ships are not an uncommon sight along the coast south of Houston, and many city residents are likely to ...
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What must be proven in a wrongful death suit?

Most Houston residents are familiar with the term "wrongful death," but, fortunately, most people will never have to encounter the tragic situation that the term describes. A wrongful death is ...
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Contraceptive device may have caused pregnancy-related injury

Nowadays, women in the Houston area have countless options when it comes to deciding their family size. While women of generations past generally had to rely on birth control pills for family ...
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Risks associated with breech-positioned babies

It is often considered an "old wives' tale" when someone believes that he or she can guess a baby's position just by looking at the pregnant mother. While expecting moms in the Houston area might not ...
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Diversity of brain injuries adds complexity to cases

Injury to a person's brain is almost always serious - whether it's a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, trauma to the brain can cause long-lasting and complicated health issues. When Houston ...
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New research sheds light on TX pregnancy-related injuries

Expecting Texas mothers may have to alter their lifestyles when a baby is on the way, but most of these steps are relatively minor. Preventing pregnancy-related injuries may involve taking it easy ...
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Prenatal testing a crucial part of pregnancy monitoring

Nowadays, there are tests and screenings for nearly every condition, or so it may seem to Texas patients who must undergo these types of testing. For an expecting mother, there are also many different ...
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Nursing negligence vs. medical malpractice

Many expecting mothers and their families carefully choose their OB/GYN, often long before the due date is even put down on the calendar. Patients will look at a physician's reviews, reputation in the ...
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How can a baby's brain be injured during birth?

When parents are expecting, both mothers and fathers will sometimes delve into the literature regarding pregnancy, birth and child development. It's natural to want to understand the processes that ...
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Birth injury case results in million dollar award for mother

In birth injury cases, it can sometimes take years for a civil case to reach its conclusion. For parents of children affected by such injuries, however, the waiting can be well worth it, as the ...
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Experience invaluable in fatal medical malpractice cases

Most Texas residents understand that if a loved one is killed due to medical negligence, it is crucial to understand and prove the case to recover compensation. With malpractice cases often being ...
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Baby's head particularly susceptible to birth injuries

While most Texas parents are probably not medical professionals, many still understand that any injury to the head is likely to be more dangerous than other types of injuries. The head and brain are ...
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Texas court case shows importance of timely malpractice filing

When OB/GYN negligence affects a mother or baby in Texas, the mother has the right to file a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice . A successful malpractice lawsuit not only holds a negligent ...
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How do birth injuries differ from birth defects?

Many Texans, including some expecting mothers, assume that birth injuries and birth defects are one and the same. In fact, birth injuries differ from birth defects, although both can cause serious ...
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"Wrongful birth" suit arises over child's permanent disability

Technology has made the journey from conception to birth safer, as well as more interesting, for Texas parents. These days, expecting mothers and fathers can track their baby's progress in the womb ...
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Why are ectopic pregnancies so dangerous?

The words "ectopic pregnancy" are often enough to strike fear in the heart of any expecting mother in Texas. While, fortunately, this type of severe pregnancy complication is rare, it can be extremely ...
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New scholarship developed for victims of birth injuries

Unlike most other types of injuries, birth injuries affect two people instead of one. Doctors and other medical professionals who treat pregnant women are obligated to treat both mother and baby with ...
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Evaluating Time Limits for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Texas

Help Your Lawyer Help You A very common question we hear from potential clients is "How long do I have to file a medical malpractice case in Texas?" With very few exceptions, the time to file a ...
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Medical malpractice: more than just OR or ER negligence

There are many different types of medical malpractice lawsuits that can be filed in Texas relating to birth and pregnancy. When most people think of "malpractice," though, they often envision a ...
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Texas in top ten states for cesarean sections

Within the medical community, it is rarely considered a positive sign if a state or country exhibits a high rate of cesarean sections. While the innovative procedure is vital and even lifesaving in ...
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