The human brain is an incredibly powerful organ, yet it is likely more delicate than many Houston residents realize. The brain needs an ample supply of blood and oxygen, and it needs to be protected from sudden impacts. While motorcyclists, football players, construction workers and others typically wear protective head gear, it does not necessarily take a forceful blow from a hard object to cause damage to the brain.
Medical mistakes can happen during any medical procedure. Houston residents should be aware of the risks before consenting to any procedure. A loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent medical professional is devastating to families, but wrongful death lawsuits can help families recover costs for overwhelming expenses.
Surgical errors, while rare in Houston, are often tragic for patients and their families. Surgical errors can occur in any surgery, no matter how routine. But when a surgeon makes a critical error by performing a procedure without patient consent, a medical malpractice lawsuit can allow a victim to hold that provider accountable.
Most people feel anxiety when they have to visit the doctor. Whether it is for a routine check-up or a visit to a specialist, most doctors in Texas will begin their patient visits by performing some vital statistic checks on the patient's weight, heart rate and blood pressure. While some patients may be nervous about what their doctors will say about their health, others may simply fear visits to medical professionals.