medical malpractice


What can nurse practitioners and physician assistants do in Texas?

A physician has to supervise the care and prescriptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants under written, signed agreements

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New Texas law will protect patients from hostile do-not-resuscitate/DNR orders

On 4/1/2018, the new law will end the current practice where doctors can secretly enter a DNR order against patient and family wishes

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Texas legislature updated medical malpractice pre-suit notice requirements

This article was originally published in the September/October 2017 edition of "The Houston Lawyer" magazine

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Infant spit-up medications increase bone fracture risk later in childhood

Some doctors are prescribing medications for babies that are not FDA approved for children less than one year old

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Anesthesia malpractice: Two ways to improve patient safety

Nurse anesthetists frequently start, monitor, and end general anesthesia, with an anesthesiologist physician in the room

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Suing a Texas public hospital for medical negligence requires jumping hurdles

To sue a public hospital for medical malpractice, you need a lawyer who knows the notice requirements and how to meet the tangible personal property requirement

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Misdiagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) has life-changing consequences

Necrotizing fasciitis is a fast-spreading infection that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment

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Early or premature hospital discharge poses a danger to patients

New Medicare & Medicaid guidelines require hospital discharge planning, rather than pushing patients out the door

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Medicare reveals the seven most common nursing home problems

Four things that you can do to stay safe in a skilled nursing facility

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An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can protect you from the traps of Texas law

Texas law imposes unique requirements on medical malpractice plaintiffs, which are unfamiliar to many generalist attorneys

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