Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

What Is Central Pontine Myelinolysis?

Any time a patient is already dealing with a serious condition, the idea of developing another serious problem is intimidating. Unfortunately, this happens and it happens quite often. As some ...
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The Legal Process for Medical Malpractice Cases In Houston

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated to handle when it comes to seeking compensation through the legal system. There are so many things that the victims must consider and it’s ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 errors , while extensive amounts of people are injured because of it. Under U.S. laws, those injured or ...
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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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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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