Blog Posts in 2015

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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According to a brain specialist working out of Houston, our ideas about the brain are extremely outdated.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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Establishing the cause of a baby's brain injury

Since my practice focuses upon birth injury cases, most of my clients come to me with questions about what happened to their baby, and whether it could, or should, have been prevented. The first step ...
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Not sure how to decide on a birth injury lawyer? Here are some tips.

I can only imagine the difficulties facing parents of a baby who has suffered a profound injury during labor and delivery. They are suddenly confronted with life-changing challenges, not the least of ...
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A family's recovery is possible after a fatal medical mistake

Few patients expect that something will go seriously wrong when they receive any medical treatment. In the United States, most people who work in healthcare must undergo extensive training, obtain the ...
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What is "telemedicine" in Texas?

Nowadays, various forms of video technology have enabled Texans to be "face to face" with another person despite not being physically with that person. Many Houston residents have likely utilized ...
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New hospital setup may remove familiarity from delivery process

If you are an expecting mother in the Houston area, do you know who will be delivering your baby? Many women carefully select an OB/GYN after considering many different factors. Establishing trust and ...
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Post-delivery nursing errors possible even after normal births

Being pregnant with your first child can be an overwhelming experience. Mothers-to-be and their partners often have anxiety about the impending birth, which can be a bit intimidating even in the most ...
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Who can be sued when a newborn suffers brain injury?

Following a child's birth, friends and family will often ask if the baby was born healthy. Most of the time, Houston-area parents can confidently answer yes to this question. In some cases, though, ...
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The experience to fight today's Texas hospital negligence cases

Having to be hospitalized for any reason can be a frightening experience. A patient in a Houston medical center typically receives care from a variety of individuals, from orderlies to renowned ...
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Epileptic women may require vigilant pregnancy monitoring

One of the primary concerns of many expecting mothers in Texas is health. Both their own health, as well as that of their unborn child, is almost always a priority. Pregnant women often take many ...
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General anesthesia and the possibility of an anesthesia error

Many people are understandably a bit nervous before they go in for a surgical procedure. A patient may have anxiety about the procedure itself, the recovery period, the ability of the doctors to ...
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What is the life expectancy for those with Cerebral Palsy?

With America's aging population frequently in the news, it's no surprise that many Texans have probably pondered life expectancy at some point. Most of us want to live long and healthy lives, and ...
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Brain injury compensation can help heal the whole family

It's well-known that brain injury is among the most serious types of injury a person can suffer. There is an immense amount of physical damage that can occur, but mental, psychological and emotional ...
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Wrongful death suit filed against Texas medical center

Women who deliver babies via C-sections are likely to have many concerns about recovery after the operation. A Cesarean section is a major surgery that requires the coordinated efforts of skilled ...
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