Are Nurses and other Medical Staff Distracted by Social Media?

 

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.
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Seizure Drug May be Linked to Babies’ Serious Injury

 

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.
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Many OB/GYNs Named in Pregnancy-Related Malpractice Suits

 

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
birth injury.
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Steps to Take for those who have Suffered because of Patient Harm

 

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
Medical Error.
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Infant death sparks state investigation into hospital

 

In Houston, few things are worse than when a family is expecting a child
and is hoping to bring home a healthy newborn infant, only to have something
terrible happen, such as severe birth injury or death. Mistakes in the
delivery room can have numerous consequences, including
birth injuries to the child and even stillbirth. The mother also can suffer injuries
if there is a mistake made during the delivery process.
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