medical malpractice


Operating on the wrong patient or site: How does it happen?

The Joint Commission has emphasized improving surgical errors as a 2018 National Patient Safety Goal

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What you need to know about new medical schools in Conroe and Houston

Academic/teaching hospitals do not consistently supervise still in their training, which can put patients at risk

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Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, treatment and medical malpractice

87% of strokes are ischemic and 13% are hemorrhagic

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The Health Care Liability Claim Pre-suit Notice and Authorization Trap

Published in the July/August 2018 edition of "The Houston Lawyer" magazine

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Over 260 patients have died in surgical centers since 2013

Many ambulatory surgery centers are not equipped to handle complications from planned outpatient procedures and call 911 when something bad happens

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Hospital, physician, and nursing medication error malpractice

Some healthcare providers routinely do a poor job of medication reconciliation, putting patients at risk

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Houston's Park Plaza Hospital has been cited with two Medicare/Medicaid violations so far in 2018

Hospital violations for quality of care issues sometimes uncover medical malpractice

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Absent surgeon testifies that hospital records are missing, incorrect

For two critical days during a hospitalization, a defendant-surgeon was nowhere to be found

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U.S. death rate for mothers during labor, delivery, and birthing is on the rise

Houston OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine physician describes it as a failure at all levels

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Study: Birthing center labor and delivery is twice as risky for a baby's life than delivery in a hospital

Birthing centers are typically less equipped to handle emergencies than hospitals, and are staffed with less-trained midwives rather than physicians

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