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Patient's death blamed on alleged medical mistake

Medical mistakes can happen during any medical procedure. Houston residents should be aware of the risks before consenting to any procedure. A loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent medical professional is devastating to families, but wrongful death lawsuits can help families recover costs for overwhelming expenses.

Pro hockey player's family sues NHL over his overdose death

Derek Boogaard played in National Hockey League teams as an enforcer, a job that led to him getting in multiple fights on the ice. In these fights, he received repeated blows to the head, which led to brain injury. To treat his condition, NHL doctors prescribed Boogaard massive amounts of powerful painkillers. He got addicted to the medications and died of an accidental overdose. He was just 28 years old.

Doctor sued for wrongful death after treating overdose patient

Some of our Houston readers may know that when a personal injury lawsuit due to medical treatment errors, the plaintiff often sues not only the physician responsible, but also the insurance company as well. This was the case recently when the family of a man who had died after being treated for an accidental methadone overdose sued the doctor and his medical insurance company for wrongful death.

Patient death during X-ray procedure leads to wrongful death suit

Most Texas readers would probably agree that it is common to worry about family members who go to the hospital for a serious injury or for surgery. However, what about an X-ray? As one recent story points out, they too can be life threatening, at least in the hands of negligent physician.

Houston: payment policy doesn't cut two preventable infections

Houston readers may be interested to know that a policy implemented by Medicare that was designed to force hospitals to lower their infection rates has not had any effect. Infections in hospitals are a growing concern that could lead to many wrongful death cases.

Parents sue hospital for wrongful death of infant

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.

Doctor faces both criminal charges and wrongful death suits

Readers in Houston might be interested in a recent story about a doctor who is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after he allegedly prescribed large amounts of painkillers to eight patients who fatally overdosed. The doctor also faces four medical malpractice suits, three of which are wrongful death suits.

Consumer Reports ranks hospital safety in Houston

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.

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