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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

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

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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