Recent Posts in Wrongful Death Category

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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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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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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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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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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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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Misdiagnosis or mismanagement can result in wrongful death

Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms, but the most devastating is when malpractice results in a fatal accident or worsening of a patient's condition. Since patients usually have a high ...
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What must be demonstrated in a wrongful death suit?

Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities in Texas have the unfortunate distinction of experiencing death on a routine basis. Most of these deaths are either expected or unavoidable; in ...
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What are the consequences of an anesthesia error?

Going in for surgery is almost always an intimidating event. Some physicians will even prescribe anti-anxiety medication for patients who have excess worry regarding what can go wrong. While most ...
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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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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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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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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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Man accuses hospital staff of negligence after wife's death

When most Texans think of a wrongful death lawsuit, the first thing that often comes to mind is a car accident or work-related tragedy. While wrongful death courses of action are indeed appropriate ...
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Loss of a loved one spurs new Hurricane Katrina-related suit

Many people on the Gulf Coast would probably like to forget Hurricane Katrina. The event was a deadly and devastating one for many, not only in Louisiana, but in Texas, as well, where many of the ...
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Steps to take for those who have suffered because of patient harm

When Texas residents take loved ones to the hospital, they most likely expect them to be treated -- not harmed. Sadly, not everyone gets the treatment they expected. In some tragic cases, patients ...
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Medical Mistake May Have Caused the Death of 13-Year-Old Girl

In Houston, people who trust their health and the health of their loved ones with a medical professional don't expect a medical mistake to lead to long-term damage or the loss of a loved one. When a ...
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After Texas boy's death, parents allege fatal misdiagnosis

Every day in the Houston area, children run and tumble on their playgrounds at school. Sometimes things get a little out of hand and accidents happen, most of them minor scrapes or cuts. At times, ...
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