patient safety


Holidays are a good time to avoid hospitals

Research shows that holidays, weekends, evenings and the whole month of July have a higher risk for medical errors

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Three secrets about how hospitals and doctors hide their past mistakes from the public

Texas law keeps hospital reviews of health care confidential and hidden from the public

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Painter Law Firm negotiates $550,000 settlement for client in medical malpractice infection case

The lawsuit alleged that a Houston-area hospital and nurse did not tell the doctor about clear signs of an infection, which caused the patient to be temporarily paralyzed

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U.S. government study shows that hospitals cover up when they injure patients

Read these three little-known ways that you can increase your odds for a safe hospitalization

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New study shows tragic consequences of poor hospital communication

When hospital personnel do not communicate lab or radiology results to a doctor, patients can be injured or die

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Hyponatremia after a head injury can cause brain damage or death

With these tips, family members can help prevent low sodium from causing permanent damage or death

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How mothers can prevent infant brain injuries during birth

Bleeding and decreased fetal movement are two important signs that mothers should report and insist that their OB/GYN fully evaluate

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Robert Painter testifies before Texas House of Representatives

H.B. 3520 would prevent hospitals from using 'death panels' to dump patients

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Video: Hospital death panels in Texas

'The Minute Lawyer' series video on the shocking truth about how Texas hospitals and doctors can stop treating you, even if it means you will die

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A new idea to fix the Texas 'death panel' law

By eliminating immunity, doctors and hospital committee members would have to think twice before stopping care

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