Many Houston families have had children affected by cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is not always caused by medical negligence but occasionally it does happen. Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that can require years of therapy and other medical interventions.
At Davis & Davis, a major part of our legal practice is representing people who have been injured because of hospital errors. Often these mistakes could have been prevented if doctors, nurses or anesthesiologists had correctly used their medical knowledge or simply followed hospital protocol.
When a Houston resident visits a doctor they expect that their doctor will be able to figure out what is wrong and recommend a treatment plan. Often this is exactly what happens but occasionally a serious injury occurs when a medical provider fails to adhere to the standard of care in their field of specialty.
Although the presidential election in the United States is over a year away, coverage of who is running, debates, and all the political hoopla has already begun. But one of the Republican candidates for president, Dr. Ben Carson, is a brain surgeon who has been accused of medical malpractice at least six times.
Houston couples who are anxiously awaiting the birth of their child can feel nervous excitement about the future. The birth of a child can be a joyous occasion for most families but occasionally a birth trauma can lead to unexpected injuries.
Many Houston area residents have noticed that their medical provider is now using electronic medical records to hold important medical information about them. Although EMRs may appear to be easier to take down information and to give a better picture of the patient's medical history, they can also be the source of medical negligence. So how can patients protect themselves from EMR errors?