Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities in Texas have the
unfortunate distinction of experiencing death on a routine basis. Most
of these deaths are either expected or unavoidable; in some cases, however,
the death of a patient could have been prevented. In others, the death
is a direct result of a negligent or reckless act on the part of a doctor
or other medical professional. In such scenarios, families of the deceased
may wish to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Continue reading What must be demonstrated in a wrongful death suit?
With the benefit of medical practices that have evolved over time, today’s
hospitals are usually well-equipped to handle unexpected birth complications,
including brain injury and other severe issues. In fact, most deliveries
proceed without any major problems and culminate in the healthy arrival
of a new family member. However, for some Houston families, a baby’s
delivery may need to be actively assisted with certain devices. The use
of such devices has not been without controversy, though, so some expecting
parents might wonder if an assisted delivery is worth the risks involved.
Continue reading Assisted delivery may pose threat of brain injuries
With smart phones a part of everyday life, residents of Houston are likely
to see people on their phones just about everywhere. However, using a
phone during one’s job may be contrary to the standards of care for
that profession. Interestingly, a birth injury case in another state is
demonstrating that on-the-job phone usage predates the prevalence of cell phones.
Continue reading Birth injury case focuses on alleged extractor injury
Many women in the Houston area are fortunate enough to experience normal,
healthy pregnancies. For those who experience complications, though, the
experience can be frightening, painful and, at times, devastating. Those
who are affected by pregnancy-related injuries can face huge medical costs,
physical trauma or potential loss of life. One of the common pregnancy
complications an expecting mother might experience is preeclampsia, a
very serious medical issue for a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
Continue reading What is preeclampsia and why is it so dangerous?
What can a parent do when his or her child has suffered a traumatic birth
injury? In Texas, there are legal resources to which a parent can turn
when their son or daughter is facing medical challenges. Given the complexity
and far-reaching effects of birth injuries, it can prove extremely beneficial
to have a trusted advocate by your family’s side during a difficult
and confusing time.
Continue reading A resource for parents, families reeling after a birth injury
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
Continue reading Nurse practitioners can be held accountable for damaging errors