Many people on the Gulf Coast would probably like to forget Hurricane Katrina.
The event was a deadly and devastating one for many, not only in Louisiana,
but in Texas, as well, where many of the displaced residents fled after
the storm. Recently, a suit was filed against four different defendants,
including a hospital, regarding a patient’s death following the catastrophic storm.
Continue reading Loss of a Loved One Spurs New Hurricane Katrina-Related Suit
The value of an education holds different meanings for different people,
but most people in the Houston area would likely agree that education
is positive, enriching and beneficial. Interestingly, the findings of
a recent study point to education being a factor in recovery from
Continue reading Study sheds light on one factor in brain injury recuperation
When one is being seen by a doctor or nurse in the Houston area, it can
be unsettling, though understandable, if the professional appears distracted.
After all, those in Houston’s bustling medical field see countless
patients per day, and have innumerable tasks they must complete in a short
amount of time. While patients may accept that they’ll have to wait
a bit to get the full attention of a doctor or nurse, most do expect that
once the provider is there, he or she will be fully present.
Continue reading Are Nurses and other Medical Staff Distracted by Social Media?
In the past few years, it seems there has been an explosion of new and
helpful prescription drugs on the market. For every new set of drugs that
emerges, though, it also seems as if there are new lawsuits related to
at least one of the drugs. In fact, the ads that many Texans have likely
seen regarding drug-related lawsuits proved to be the catalyst for one
parent’s pursuit of accountability.
Continue reading Seizure Drug May be Linked to Babies’ Serious Injury
At the top of most Texas doctors’ priorities is keeping their patients
safe, healthy and well. The thought of a doctor causing more harm than
good is unbelievable to many people, especially pregnant women who must
develop a particularly intimate trust with their physicians. Still, according
to a 2012 survey by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,
over 75 percent of the OB/GYNs in the survey had been named in a malpractice
lawsuit related to pregnancy or
Continue reading Many OB/GYNs Named in Pregnancy-Related Malpractice Suits
When Texas residents take loved ones to the hospital, they most likely
expect them to be treated — not harmed. Sadly, not everyone gets the
treatment they expected. In some tragic cases, patients leave the hospital
with a greatly worsened medical condition. The most tragic cases do not
allow patients to leave the hospital at all — medical errors can, in
fact, be fatal. For both fatal and non-fatal cases of patient harm, there
are steps suggested by a woman representing the group Mothers Against
Continue reading Steps to Take for those who have Suffered because of Patient Harm