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 to ensure that
a healthy birth translates into a healthy mother and baby.
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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 physicians. All of these individuals
are tasked with specific responsibilities, and if they fail to adhere
to their professional obligations, the patient can suffer. However, those
who have been victimized by
nursing negligence or other forms of hospital negligence have an ally at Hampton & King.

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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 or her baby. When a family has been
affected by sub-standard nursing, is it possible to file a complaint against
a nurse in Texas?
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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 can cause overworked nurses to make
life-threatening mistakes or exhibit nursing negligence. How has the State
of Texas addressed the issue of fatigued nurses?
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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 seen by a doctor for a shorter period of time. If these types of medical
personnel make serious or life-threatening mistakes, can they be held
accountable?
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Hospital negligence: More than just doctor mistakes

 

In recent years Texas has built a reputation as an economically forward-thinking
state, with industries such as technology and healthcare bringing valuable
services to many. Healthcare in particular provides jobs to countless
residents of Houston and area facilities often boast stellar reputations.
Still, incidents of negligence still occur in Texas hospitals. What some
patients may not realize is that hospital negligence may not always be
the fault of doctors.
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