Multiple safety measures are in place to let doctors and pharmacists know that certain medications should not be mixed. Additionally, patients' medical records often indicate certain drugs that cause allergic reactions.
A well documented problem in the U.S. health care system is that patients are often not told when a medical error occurs, even when the mistake results in injury.
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.
At Davis & Davis, we represent people throughout Texas who have been injured because of medical malpractice, and we'd like to take some time here to highlight a growing concern in the medical field: Wernicke encephalopathy.
Houston readers may be interested in a lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois doctor and the hospital he worked at for a newborn's injuries. The family is seeking compensation for the birth injuries that the newborn suffered as a result of asphyxia.
Readers in Houston, Texas, can agree that when parents suffer the loss of their newborn baby due to medical malpractice, it is a very sad situation. Unfortunately for a couple in another state, they may have lost their baby due to a hospital's failure to properly diagnose the child. They are now suing for wrongful death.
Unfortunately, thousands of patients die each year because of improper hospital care in this country. Poor hospital care can happen for a number of reasons here in Houston, including a doctor's error in diagnosis, or a doctor or nurse's treatment mistake or surgical errors.