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4 Common Birth Injuries Which may be Due to Negligence

Holding life and death in your hands is not a responsibility that anyone takes lightly. Many birth injuries and resulting lawsuits are filed against doctors and nurses for alleged negligence or malpractice. Here are four of the most common birth injuries. 1. Brachial Plexus Injuries The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that control the movements of the shoulder, upper arm, and the hands. Damage to these nerves can result in impaired movement and sensation or paralysis of the upper limb. Injuries include Erb Duchenne’s Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy. Often, this occurs when the obstetrician or the nurse pulls… Read More

Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys in Texas

If you are a driver or passenger who has recently been involved in an auto accident in Texas, it is very important to know your rights and act upon them in a timely manner. It is important to know what to expect should you decide to file a claim for your injuries or for damage to your personal property. Car Accidents and Texas Law If you are involved in an accident in Texas that results in personal injury and intend to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver, there are several state laws that are important to know and understand…. Read More

Got in a Truck Accident in Houston? Do This Next.

Houston is the center point of many trucking companies and is a city through which many trucks traveling cross country pass. With the presence of these trucks, truck accidents occur frequently. Though they are important to many of the industrial or commercial undertakings that run our cities, trucks are often the cause of vehicular accidents and roadside injuries because of their enormous size, heavy loads and the heavy traffic on our roads. According to annual statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are at least 500,000 truck-related accidents recorded in the country every year. Around 5,000 of these result… Read More

What to Do After an Offshore Oil Rig Accident

Every job has its own risks, but there are some that can cause more danger than others. Perhaps one of the riskiest and most dangerous occupations today is working in an offshore oil rig. There are a lot of things that could go wrong when offshore oil rig accidents happen. Some of these include blowouts, explosions, gas leaks, equipment accidents, and toxic chemical exposure, among others. Since workers in offshore oil rigs are aware that they are taking a high-risk occupation, they should know what to do if they become involved in an offshore oil rig accident. What You Should… Read More

Texas Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations

The Texas Board of Nursing exists to ensure that every nurse holding a license in Texas is competent and will practice safely. The Texas Board of Nursing regulates the practice of nursing, and oversees nursing education programs and courses across the state. By doing this, the Texas Board of Nursing mission of promoting the welfare and wellbeing of every person living in Texas is safeguarded. Texas Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations The overarching mission of the Texas Board of Nursing is safe nursing practice and is derived from the Nursing Practice Act. This act seeks to support good nursing… Read More

Steps to Determining Houston Medical Negligence

A Houston medical malpractice or negligence suit is sought by a person who has been mistreated, misdiagnosed or harmed by a medical professional such as: a nurse, doctor, technician or employee of a hospital. The basis for a suit is determined if the person would have suffered the same loss, care or misdiagnosis if treated by a similar medical professional at a different location under the same circumstances. All doctors take an oath swearing, “first do no harm” and all healthcare workers adhere to this same standard but unfortunately sometimes things do go terribly wrong. If you feel you’ve suffered… Read More

Steps in a Houston Truck or Boat Accident Claim

If you are involved in a truck or boating accident that causes damage or perhaps injuries to you and your passengers, filing a claim seems to be the natural first step. However, you must take certain steps for you to maximize the chances your claim will go through quickly. Here are some of the basic steps you must take in their proper order so you can get the just compensation you deserve. Report the Accident to the Authorities Any road accident that causes damage or injury must be reported to the police or authorities governing the waterways. This is a… Read More

Screening Checklist in a Houston Brain Injury Case

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawsuit is notably different from other malpractice/negligence cases mainly due the law community – both attorneys and judges – being unaware of the medical data specific to TBIs. The discovery phase of the suit is critical. You must have a neurologist affirm all points pertaining to how the injury occurred and how the injury directly affects yourself. Therefore, a thorough client interview must be conducted and a specific checklist must be submitted to be adequately prepared. The following steps serve as a guideline. Speaking To A Houston Brain Injury Attorney Make sure you are comfortable… Read More

Filing A Houston Birth Injury Lawsuit

Filing birth injury lawsuits can be complex due to the sensitive and complex nature of the issue. Much of the necessary details can be handled by a Houston Birth Injury attorney, but there are some things you must do yourself. Gather Birth Injury Documentation Documentation is of upmost importance. You need to gather all pertinent documentation including: Doctor visits Hospital visits Any communications with doctors or their staff Billing statements Insurance information Talk To A Birth Injury Attorney Hire an attorney who specializes in birth injury cases. Your attorney may advise ways to get information or other documents needed that… Read More

Steps in a Houston Nurse Malpractice Case

A nurse can be sued individually for malpractice if they are a private contractor working for a home health care company. The healthcare company may be legally liable as well. Additionally, in a hospital setting, a nurse may be blamed for any negligence. Ultimately, however, the hospital would be at fault. If a nurse has caused you harm or neglect during treatment during a hospital stay or at home, it is very important to take certain measures. Get A Detailed Houston Nurse Malpractice Report The first step is to get write a detailed report of the harm caused and include… Read More

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