Any type of physician error or nursing negligence can have harrowing effects
on a Houston hospital patient. During labor and delivery, however, a doctor
error can affect a baby’s life even before the child is born. In particular,
brain injuries may be caused by a type of serious labor complication known as birth asphyxia.
Fortunately, some treatments are available, although each case is unique
and the condition can still result in severe injuries or, in some cases,
premature death of a newborn.
Continue reading Can birth asphyxia brain injury be treated?
When people heard the words “birth injury,” they often think
of the more well-known afflictions such as cerebral palsy or brain injury.
However, there is actually a wide range of
birth injuries that can complicate a delivery process for a Houston family. While all
birth injuries have the potential to cause damage, some may heal on their
own while others can culminate in permanent disability.
Continue reading Birth injuries range from mild to devastating
There are many reasons why a Houston woman might need to get a hysterectomy.
The procedure, which removes a woman’s uterus, is sometimes necessary
for those suffering from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis,
uterine prolapse or certain types of cancer. After the surgery is performed,
recovery generally takes about three to six weeks, and the patient can
expect a variety of physical and emotional feelings after the procedure.
One Texas woman, though, alleges that after her hysterectomy, she was
left in a worsened condition and has since sued for malpractice.
Continue reading Texas woman sues over botched hysterectomy
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?
Continue reading Can nurses refuse to work overtime in Texas?
As part of their medical training, OB/GYN doctors and nurses gain understanding
of what can go wrong during the delivery process and how to properly react
to such complications. In most births which take place at Texas hospitals,
few serious complications arise and a healthy baby debuts. Still, at times
there are more serious adverse events which can result in harmful birth injuries.
Continue reading Umbilical cord prolapse can result in serious injury to fetus
When a baby is born in a Houston hospital, family, friends and well-wishers
will almost always inquire into the health of the newborn. The health
and wellbeing of the mother is also a frequent topic of concern, even
though most births proceed without serious harm to mother or baby. Still,
in some tragic cases maternal death will occur during, preceding or after
childbirth. In such shocking situations, devastated families may wish
to know more about their legal options in relation to OB/GYN negligence.
Continue reading Formulating a legal response to a maternal death