Most Houston residents are familiar with the term “wrongful death,”
but, fortunately, most people will never have to encounter the tragic
situation that the term describes. A wrongful death is generally not a
purposeful killing of another, but rather an accidental death that stems
from negligence or recklessness. In the medical setting, a wrongful death
may result from a single medical mistake, such as an anesthesia error,
the misdiagnosis of a fatal condition or a pattern of medical errors over time.
Continue reading What must be proven in a wrongful death suit?
Nowadays, women in the Houston area have countless options when it comes
to deciding their family size. While women of generations past generally
had to rely on birth control pills for family planning, today there are
more options and many different types of contraceptives. Since women rely
on these medications or devices to prevent pregnancy, there can be dangerous
pregnancy-related injuries if the products are compromised in any way.
Continue reading Contraceptive device may have caused pregnancy-related injury
It is often considered an “old wives’ tale” when someone
believes that he or she can guess a baby’s position just by looking
at the pregnant mother. While expecting moms in the Houston area might
not take seriously someone’s attempt to guess their baby’s position,
the truth is that the baby’s position is critically important during
birth. Most babies are delivered head first, but a small percentage of
deliveries, usually less than five percent, involve a breech birth. This
type of delivery can pose a risk that may result in birth injuries.
Continue reading Risks associated with breech-positioned babies
Injury to a person’s brain is almost always serious – whether it’s
a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, trauma to the brain can cause
long-lasting and complicated health issues. When Houston residents suffer
brain injuries, their most pressing need is medical help. After their
medical needs are attended to, they are likely to need legal help as well.
Continue reading Diversity of brain injuries adds complexity to cases
Expecting Texas mothers may have to alter their lifestyles when a baby
is on the way, but most of these steps are relatively minor. Preventing
pregnancy-related injuries may involve taking it easy regarding exercise,
baby-proofing the home or trading-in their car for something more family-friendly.
Few pregnant women in Houston expect that bed rest will be a part of the
equation, but for some it is required by their doctor. Every year, about
one out of every five pregnant women is ordered to take bed rest of some sort.
Continue reading New research sheds light on TX pregnancy-related injuries
Nowadays, there are tests and screenings for nearly every condition, or
so it may seem to Texas patients who must undergo these types of testing.
For an expecting mother, there are also many different types of tests
that must be taken to ensure fetal health and monitor the pregnancy. When
done properly and according to the correct timeline, prenatal testing
can help prevent pregnancy-related injuries.
Continue reading Prenatal testing a crucial part of pregnancy monitoring