Most people probably think of the United States as having one of the best
healthcare systems in the world. Indeed, here in Houston and throughout
the state of Texas and beyond, expecting mothers often receive top-notch
medical care. It is rare that pregnancy-related injuries occur in the
medical setting, but when they do, families can find themselves in devastating
Continue reading Obesity, C-Sections May Be Behind Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The dream of becoming a nurse will someday become reality for many men
and women in Texas. Nurses contribute significantly to the state’s
healthcare system, particularly in labor and obstetrics but throughout
the field as well. While most nurses are skilled, compassionate and uphold
the standards of their important profession, as with every type of job
there are sometimes those who are careless or irresponsible.
Continue reading Potential Eligibility Concerns for Aspiring Texas Nurses
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 that is what one
local family has had to cope with recently. In situations where a loved
one has died unexpectedly due to a medical mistake, a family can obtain
legal advice from a Houston wrongful death attorney.
Continue reading Family claims botched delivery in Texas newborn’s death
Houston residents have a lot to be proud of, but there are some statistics
that show the city may be lacking in certain key areas. The rate of premature
birth, for example, is actually relatively high in Houston, a fact which
may surprise some locals, as the metro area is generally perceived as
being family-friendly. Still, According to the March of Dimes, Houston
had the tenth-highest rate of premature birth in 2013.
Continue reading March of Dimes Observes Houston’s High Rate of Premature Birth
Having to go to a hospital is usually an experience that raises as many
questions while also providing answers. For an expecting mother in Texas,
a hospital stay can offer reassurance that a pregnancy is progressing
as planned, but it can also bring up many questions about pregnancy, labor,
delivery and recovery after birth. In some cases, delivery room negligence
during or before birth may cause pregnancy-related injuries – these injuries,
in turn, can spark the need for more information regarding negligence
in Texas law.
Continue reading Gross negligence in Texas malpractice cases
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 different legal responsibilities than do laypersons,
especially when it comes to initiating lifesaving measures.
Continue reading Are Texas nurses required to initiate CPR?