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August 2012 Archives

Texas medical board fails to discipline negligent doctors

During the past two decades, 58 percent of Texas doctors who have been sanctioned for serious offenses have never been disciplined by the state medical board, according to the nonprofit organization Public Citizen. That means doctors who have been found negligent and liable for medical malpractice such as failure to diagnose, improper performance and failure to treat, have continued to practice medicine without any discipline.

Lawsuit settled after HIV misdiagnosis by doctor

When a doctor fails to listen and to follow standard procedures, it can result in serious harm to a patient, or even loss of life. Readers in Houston, Texas, should be aware that cases of misdiagnosis may occur when a doctor fails to admit a patient for emergency treatment, fails to diagnose and treat a heart attack, stroke or other ailment in a timely fashion, or fails to consider or diagnose known or probable complications. Recently, a $20 million lawsuit involving a misdiagnosis of HIV settled after seven years in court.

Hospital trying to discount expert's opinion in birth injury suit

As this blog has previously written about, birth injuries are almost never warranted. While anything can happen when dealing with the delivery of a child, expecting parents shouldn't expect or accept negligent care from the doctor and staff that they are being treated by. And when people try to hold those doctors and staff accountable for birth injuries, they should expect their big-money opponents to fight back.

Man claims hospital cut letters into him during surgery

When one thinks of medical malpractice, they often think of mistakes that happen during surgeries and births. But most people don't assume that doctors maliciously injure their patients. But one case in another state is doing just that.

Texas couple suing hospital over daughter's birth injuries

A child who is born facing an uphill battle because of injury or illness is never easy for a parent. But what can be more frustrating is if that injury was preventable but happened because of a medical staff's negligence. One Texas couple is trying to prove that in court, suing a hospital for injuries their daughter sustained during her birth.

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