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Texas is among states with lowest per capita malpractice payouts

Readers in Houston, Texas, might be interested to know about a recent analysis performed by Diederich Healthcare. According to its research, only five states represent 48 percent of all payouts for medical malpractice lawsuits in 2012. Texas was not among those states, and in fact, was among the group with the lowest payouts.

Pro hockey player's family sues NHL over his overdose death

Derek Boogaard played in National Hockey League teams as an enforcer, a job that led to him getting in multiple fights on the ice. In these fights, he received repeated blows to the head, which led to brain injury. To treat his condition, NHL doctors prescribed Boogaard massive amounts of powerful painkillers. He got addicted to the medications and died of an accidental overdose. He was just 28 years old.

Several studies find that misdiagnosis can have severe effects

Everyday in Houston, Texas, medical patients are receiving care from their primary physicians and other medical specialists. What they may not know is that they could be receiving a misdiagnosis from those doctors. According to several medical studies, it happens more than we think.

Surgical mistake leads to wrong side of brain surgery

American's see doctors for a variety of reasons. One person may go to the doctor for a flu shot while the other may have to see a doctor to have surgery on an internal ailment. While the reasons for the visit may be different, everyone goes to a doctor because they have the medical knowledge to treat these ailments. But if a doctor makes a mistake, it can lead to serious complications, especially if that mistake is a surgical error.

Doctor sued for wrongful death after treating overdose patient

Some of our Houston readers may know that when a personal injury lawsuit due to medical treatment errors, the plaintiff often sues not only the physician responsible, but also the insurance company as well. This was the case recently when the family of a man who had died after being treated for an accidental methadone overdose sued the doctor and his medical insurance company for wrongful death.

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