The panic of going to the dentist is a relatively common fear for many Houston residents. Although most of the time these fears are unfounded, a story has emerged this week of a dentist who is facing horrific allegations. The failure to follow acceptable standards has resulted in the dentist facing dozens of medical malpractice lawsuits.
At some point in their lives, most Houston residents will wind up in the emergency room. No one wants to be placed in this situation, but medical emergencies happen. Unfortunately, medical mistakes happen, as well. When mistakes happen in an emergency situation, they can easily lead to serious injury or even death.
Children are the most important members of Houston families. Parents do everything they can to make sure their children are protected and receive the best care that is possible. When something happens to their children, such as damage to the brain, because of medical negligence families can be devastated.
Many Houston residents will need to have surgery at some point. All surgery has risks, however, patients don't expect that their surgery will involve doctor neglect. Operating room nurses are on the front line during surgeries and many have expressed concern about the surgical errors that can occur.
In a recent post, this blog discussed that a recent study determined that medical malpractice was the third leading cause of death in this country. This means that here in Houston and all around the state of Texas and the rest of the nation, there are people who are now grieving the loss of a loved one who should not have to.
Many Houston residents will need to undergo surgery in their lifetime. Surgery is a critical component of healthcare that saves thousands of lives each year. Unfortunately surgical errors may occur, including wrong-site surgery. So what is wrong-site surgery and how can it happen?
Many Houston residents will need surgery this year. You probably expect that your surgeon will do his or her best to ease your worries regarding the surgery and will expertly perform the surgery. But occasionally, surgical errors like a perforated bowel occur. These mistakes can cause you significant pain, suffering, and financial loss.
Houston residents who have had a brain injury know how serious they can be. A traumatic brain injury can have a lifelong effect on a person and may require costly medication, rehabilitation and physical and emotional hardship. The stress, fear, depression and lifetime medical expenses affiliated with these types of injuries are often overwhelming.
Houston residents go to the doctor because they want to stay healthy or they need help getting better. Most of the time doctors help them and make them feel better. But sometimes doctors make fatal mistakes like the misdiagnosis of a fatal condition and their patients die. In this case families can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the medical provider.
An appendectomy is a common surgery that many Houston residents will need at some point in their life. Although this surgery is done thousands of times each day to relieve patients' extreme pain, surgical errors can still occur.