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August 2019 Archives

Should your doctor have taken your fever more seriously?

The risk of infection always exists after a surgical procedure in which the skin breaks. The skin protects the interior of your body from bacteria, viruses and foreign materials. When you have an unnatural opening in the skin, such as the ones that occur during most surgical procedures, that barrier breaks and cannot protect you.

What is a hypoxic brain injury?

When Houston residents think of a brain injury, their most common thought may be what doctors refer to as a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury involves a blow or wound to the head, which causes physical damage to the brain's structure.

Law prevents service member from filing medical negligence claim

Texas is home to many military bases, which mean that many service members are treated at military medical centers. However, sometimes, the treatment at these medical centers is lacking and in the worst of cases, leads to a failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or other act of medical negligence.

Maternal birth injuries unacceptably high across the U.S.

When something goes wrong during childbirth, both the baby and the mother's lives could be at stake. Unfortunately, emergency situations may not be treated or recognized in a timely manner, causing mothers to suffer life-long complications or even die. According to an analysis by USA Today, one in eight hospitals in the U.S. have complication rates twice the norm for labor and delivery. This is a serious issue affecting mothers in Texas and across the nation.

Can medical records be disclosed in wrongful death cases?

Medical records are sensitive, and people generally do not want these records made available to anyone. The law recognizes this, and thus, provides for a physician-patient privilege that protects this private information. Per federal and Texas law, the physician-patient privilege means that patients do not have to provide others with their private medical information, unless they agree to do so. This generally means that, with a few exceptions, doctors are not permitted to disclose any medical information obtained in a professional capacity without the patient's consent.

Surgical errors may have killed Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong will be forever famous as the first person on the moon. Texans may remember that Armstrong passed away in 2012 at age 82. According to one source, two years following Armstrong's death, his family settled a medical malpractice claim with the community hospital where Armstrong received cardiac bypass surgery.

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