patient safety


Which Houston-area hospitals have abnormally-high infection rates?

Houston Methodist Hospital and six other hospitals have infection rates that higher than nationwide benchmarks

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Preeclampsia symptoms, risks, treatments, and medical malpractice

Left untreated, preeclampsia can cause death or severe complications for both the mother and baby

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Why it may be dangerous for your doctor to prescribe Cipro or Levaquin

FDA: Cipro, Levaquin, and other drugs in their class are associated with permanent injuries and should only be prescribed in limited circumstances

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Is office-based anesthesia really safe?

Many physician offices and clinics have fewer resources to deal with anesthesia emergencies than hospitals

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Many surgery centers are not prepared to handle operating room emergencies

Lawsuit alleges that a 12-year-old boy died because a surgery center and anesthesiologist bungled resuscitation during a tonsillectomy

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Delayed delivery after fetal distress can cause baby to have brain damage

Painter Law Firm's medical malpractice attorneys handle birth injury cases

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Common types of hospitalist medical malpractice

Hospitalists are supposed to coordinate hospital-based care among different medical specialties, but often miss the mark

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Ophthalmologist inserts wrong lens in phacoemulsification surgery, causes blindness in patient's eye

Painter Law Firm handles medical malpractice cases against optometrists and ophthalmologists

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Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders increase likelihood of ICU death, less overall care

Doctors may mistake a DNR order to mean a patient wants no additional care under any circumstances

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Important steps doctors should use to find the cause for syncope (fainting)

Medical experts have developed a step-by-step approach that takes time, but improves patient safety

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