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
At some point, families of aging loved ones must eventually confront the
question of whether or not to place a senior in a nursing home. When someone
reaches the point when he or she can no longer care for himself or herself,
most families will carefully consider assisted living facilities and nursing
homes as possible options. Whatever facility they decide to go with, it
is almost always one that they believe they can trust to offer their loved
ones proper, thorough care.
Continue reading Texas sues nursing home after allegations of negligence
Many expecting mothers in Texas are on some sort of prescription medication.
The Centers for Disease Control note that about two-thirds of pregnant
women take a prescription medication during their pregnancy. Doctors have
a responsibility to ensure the medications they prescribe are appropriate
for each patient, especially when it comes to pregnant women. For their
part, patients are generally encouraged by both doctors and pharmacists
to communicate with their healthcare provider regarding their complete
list of medications.
Continue reading Woman Sues Doctors, Hospital Over Son’s Hypoxic Brain Injury