Going in for surgery is almost always an intimidating event. Some physicians
will even prescribe anti-anxiety medication for patients who have excess
worry regarding what can go wrong. While most surgeries proceed without
many problems, surgery carries inherent risk, as does the anesthesia which
accompanies the procedure. Some Houston-area patients may be wondering,
what are the risks of an
anesthesia error before or during surgery?
Continue reading What are the consequences of an anesthesia error?
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.
Continue reading Hospital negligence: More than just doctor mistakes
While brain injuries have received increased attention in recent years,
there are still many misconceptions about damage to this important organ.
One such misconception is that brain injuries are only caused by external
pressures. In reality, the source of brain damage can come from within
the body, such as an error during delivery that doesn’t cause direct
brain trauma but does cause insufficient oxygen which, in turn, causes
brain damage. In the case of babies in the womb, brain damage may also
be caused by factors within the mother’s body.
Continue reading The Role of Blood Sugar in Fetal or Newborn Brain Damage
The decision to pursue a civil lawsuit regarding a birth injury is never
an easy one. Sometimes, however, a lawsuit is the only means by which
a Texas family can hold a negligent doctor or hospital accountable. Moreover,
the settlement from such a lawsuit may be the only manner in which a family
can cope financially with medical expenses and rehabilitation for their
child. Since birth injuries may impact a child and family members for
life, the stakes can be quite high in a related lawsuit.
Continue reading Millions awarded in long-running birth injury case
An expecting mother in Houston often busily prepares for her big day, whether
it’s packing a bag for the hospital, selecting a maternity suite or
determining who will be invited into the delivery room. Some women may
have the understandable fear that they will go into labor unexpectedly;
in most cases, this fear is unfounded and the family arrives at the hospital
in time. In some cases, though, paramedics or EMTs will need to be called
if a woman is in labor and can’t get to a hospital or is experiencing
sudden complications at home. In such cases, emergency personnel must
follow certain steps in order to avoid contributing to pregnancy-related injuries.
Continue reading How should an EMT react if an expecting mother is in labor?
A deadly medical mistake is one of the biggest tragedies any Houston area
family can experience. Families generally place huge amounts of trust
in medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes and nurses. When this
trust is broken via a doctor mistake or similar error, the emotions families
go through can range from utter shock to bewilderment, and understandable
Continue reading Who can speak for victims most effectively in a wrongful death?