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November 2018 Archives

Delayed treatment for brain injuries can be detrimental

College football season is coming to its exciting end as teams are preparing for conference championships and bowl games. While Texas residents may be excited to root for their favorite teams, they may notice that from week to week some of their teams' regular players are not on the field. This may be due to the players' suffering injuries and being in what many refer to as "concussion protocols."

How does shoulder dystocia happen in newborns?

Shoulder dystocia can be a scary complication for a Texas mother in labor. It happens when a baby's shoulders become caught in its mother's pelvis during delivery and the baby cannot move forward through the birth canal. In many cases, doctors can quickly and safety extract the baby without any injuries or problems. However, if a child becomes lodged inside their mother for too long, they can suffer from some very serious and long-term complications.

Alcohol abuse could lead to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Your drinking got out of control for one reason or another. By the time you realized you had a problem with alcohol, it was too late. It began affecting every aspect of your life, including your health. You were under the impression that the medical issues you encountered were due to alcohol consumption, not another underlying problem.

How differential diagnoses prevent erroneous diagnoses

Going to the doctor can be an overwhelming experience for a Houston resident. On top of having an injury or illness, they may have to submit to questions, testing, and assessments regarding their overall health. Many doctors use extensive information-finding tools to determine the precise causes of concern in their patients.

Time is of the essence when diagnosing necrotizing fasciitis

Like anyone else, doctors tend to go with what they know. Since so many conditions share the same symptoms, a doctor could make the wrong diagnosis if he or she doesn't take more time to determine what the issue really is. In some cases, the delay in coming to the correct diagnosis does not cause significant harm to you, but in others, it could be life threatening.

How an attorney can be helpful in a medical malpractice case

Last week on the blog we touched base on how courts and juries determine the applicable standard of care in medical malpractice cases. This may seem like a small thing given the events that have left one seriously injured, but the truth of the matter is that issues like this set the stage for an entire case, meaning that the outcome can either significantly strengthen one's case or severely diminish its chances of success.

Determining the applicable standard of care

If Texans were injured by the negligence of a medical professional, then they may be considering a medical malpractice lawsuit. These claims, when successful, can bring a victim compensation to help alleviate damages that were unexpectedly and undeservedly thrust upon them. These damages may include lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other noneconomic losses. However, before this compensation can be recovered, liability must be imposed, and this is no small feat.

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