Medical Malpractice


Houston's United Memorial Medical Center slapped with immediate jeopardy violation by Medicare

Immediate jeopardy means a hospital condition has caused or is likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a patient

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Without assessment and prevention, it doesn't take long for a hospitalized patient to get a pressure wound

HCA Houston Healthcare West Hospital hit with Medicare citation for inadequate registered nursing supervision of wound care

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National Patient Safety Goals for 2022 call for renewed focus on getting the basic right

Wrong site surgeries, wrong patient care continue to be problems

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Respiratory distress shouldn't be downplayed or ignored in the hospital

There are many potential underlying causes of respiratory distress

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In high risk pregnancies, labor and delivery team shouldn't wait for a problem before delivering the baby

OB, nurses waited too long to deliver high-risk mom, baby born with brain injury

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Surgical patients may require anticoagulation medications because of DVT risk

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can cause pulmonary embolism, death

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Cancer misdiagnosis case shows how statute of limitations works in Texas medical malpractice claims

When the date of negligence is known, that's when statute of limitations starts running

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In a plaintiffs' win, a Tyler, Texas case illustrates the tough legal standard for stroke misdiagnosis cases

Ischemic strokes are the most common type

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Severe bedsores are never events that can be avoided with proper care

Prevention is the key in hospital and nursing home acquired pressure injuries

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Texas assisted living center claims vicious stray dog biting resident in lobby is part of health care

Houston court of appeals rejects argument that tort reform protections should apply in a dog bite case

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