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Nursing Negligence

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 ingrained in many locals’ memories. Most Texans will probably never have to use CPR, but those who work in healthcare have…

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 highly-rated Texas hospital. Following a normal vaginal birth, there are many precautions that doctors, nurses and other staff must take in order…

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 physicians. All of these individuals are tasked with specific responsibilities, and if they fail to adhere to their professional obligations, the patient can…

How to file a complaint with the state nursing board

  Nurses play many important roles in labor and delivery; many families can remember an especially helpful or kind nurse who helped make a baby’s entrance into the world a little easier. However, just as there are many dedicated and responsible nurses, there are also instances of nursing negligence that can harm an expecting mother…

Can nurses refuse to work overtime in Texas?

  As many Houston workers are likely all too aware, gone are the days when one could expect to work just eight hours in a day. Nowadays, those in certain industries, especially healthcare, routinely put in extremely long days in the interests of those they serve. Nurses, for example, often work 12-hour shifts, but overtime…

Nurse practitioners can be held accountable for damaging errors

  When a pregnant woman goes to the doctor in Houston, she may or may not be seen by an actual doctor. In many cases, patients may be seen by nurse practitioners instead of licensed physicians. In other cases, patients may first spend time with a nurse practitioner, or NP, and then may also be…