The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect

When people hear the terms birth injury and birth defect, they may automatically assume that they mean the same thing. There are some differences that people should know about, but they are both serious problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Before you take legal action against the negligent party, you should take a second and make sure you know which one is which. Continue reading The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect

What Qualifies Me to Have a Fighting Chance In Court?

 

What happens when a patient goes to a medical professional and they end
up sustaining an injury due to negligence? What happens when a baby sustains
a serious injury because of the actions of the obstetrician? Unfortunately,
these are common events, but not everyone steps forward because they are
unsure of their options and don’t know what they can do to find
a remedy. So many of these people are qualified to take their case to
court and have a fighting chance, but they just don’t know it. Here’s
what you should know.
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How to Report Medical Malpractice

When we visit our healthcare providers, we inherently put a vast amount of trust in them, essentially placing our wellbeing in their hands. While some treat this trust with the respect it deserves, tending to patients in a manner that upholds the standard of care set for their profession, others make mistakes, ignore regulations, or administer subpar care to their patients, which can lead to life-altering- or fatal consequences. If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a negligent healthcare provider, it is important to understand the steps you need to take to report it.
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How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process

 

There’s nothing easy about sustaining a serious injury as a result
of the negligence of a medical professional. These are serious situations
and can cause a lot of physical, financial, and emotional hardships. It’s
important for victims, however, to know what they can do to stay emotionally
strong throughout the entire process as they seek the resolution they
desire. Here are some tips that can help. Continue reading How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process

What Should I Expect Using Hampton & King to Represent Me?

When the negligence of a medical professional causes someone to sustain a serious damage, the time after can be very difficult. There are a number of things to consider such as how you’re going to deal with the associated expenses, legal assistance, and more. You need to make sure that you’re getting the help you need to recover comfortably without having to worry about the unfortunate legal matters that come with it. Our team at Hampton & King encourages you to know what to expect when you choose our Houston medical malpractice lawyers to represent you. Continue reading What Should I Expect Using Hampton & King to Represent Me?

What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

When there are serious problems during the pregnancy, labor, or delivery process, it can lead to long-term conditions with which the baby must live. One of these serious conditions — which occurs in about 20 of every 1,000 births that go full term — is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE. When a baby is premature, the possibility of he or she developing HIE is much higher, around 60%. This condition is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the baby’s brain. Here are some of the causes of HIE and what you should know. Continue reading What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?