Unlike most other types of injuries,
birth injuries affect two people instead of one. Doctors and other medical professionals
who treat pregnant women are obligated to treat both mother and baby with
the utmost of care. Still, even in our technologically advanced medical
environment, both mothers and babies are sometimes harmed by preventable
birth injuries that occur due to another’s negligence.
Continue reading New scholarship developed for victims of birth injuries
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A very common question we hear from potential clients is “How long
do I have to file a medical malpractice case in Texas?”
With very few exceptions, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit
in Texas is two years from the date of the incident of injury. There are
notable exceptions (if a minor is involved, there is a longer time to
file the case, but some of the potentially recoverable damages may not
Continue reading Evaluating Time Limits for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Texas
There are many different types of medical malpractice lawsuits that can
be filed in Texas relating to birth and pregnancy. When most people think
of “malpractice,” though, they often envision a negligent doctor
doing something grossly negligent in an inherently dangerous arena, such
as an operating room or delivery suite. Many medical malpractice suits
can be more mundane on the surface, however, despite still involving potentially
deadly errors for mother and baby.
Continue reading Medical malpractice: more than just OR or ER negligence
Within the medical community, it is rarely considered a positive sign if
a state or country exhibits a high rate of cesarean sections. While the
innovative procedure is vital and even lifesaving in many cases, there
are concerns that it might be over-utilized by doctors as a means to save
time or money. At times, overreliance upon c-sections, or rushed procedures,
can result in birth injuries or worse. Recently, Texas was named among
the top ten states to have the highest c-section rates.
Continue reading Texas in top ten states for cesarean sections
When most Texans think of a wrongful death lawsuit, the first thing that
often comes to mind is a car accident or work-related tragedy. While wrongful
death courses of action are indeed appropriate for many of those situations,
a wrongful death suit can also come about following the loss of a loved
one in a medical setting.
Continue reading Man accuses hospital staff of negligence after wife’s death
It seems most Texans would probably overwhelmingly agree that top-notch
care should be given to everybody, but especially to returning veterans.
Servicemen and women who are active in the military, as well as their
families, are often treated at military hospitals rather than at other
of facilities. However, recent incidents have made many wonder if the
care received at military hospitals is up to par, and if negligence has
caused birth injuries and other avoidable complications.
Continue reading Shadow of birth injuries hangs over military hospitals