medical malpractice


When doctors and nurses settle on the wrong diagnosis, it is hard to get their attention

Houston-area ER focuses on broken leg, misses broken back, despite patient's complaints that he could not move arms normally

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Lawsuit: Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Center surgeons botch treatment of complication (filed by Attorney Robert Painter)

One week delay in fixing hole in small intestine leads to a year and a half of internal infections, MRSA, and an open abdominal wound

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Lawsuit: Mainland Medical Center nurses' poor care causes man to develop bedsores days after a knee surgery (filed by Attorney Robert Painter)

It took 100+ days of hospital, nursing home, and rehabilitation center inpatient care and a year and a half for the bedsores to heal and close

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Lawsuit: Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital doctors misdiagnose imminent stroke (filed by Attorney Robert Painter)

38-year-old man goes to an ER three days in a row, has massive stroke shortly after discharge on third day

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Without operating room precautions, surgery can leave you with a new nerve injury

Poor preparation for anesthesia and immobility can cause nerve injuries

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Three things to know about heat illnesses

Heat stroke is an emergency medical condition that, if not treated properly, can cause organ damage or death

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Some hospitals are set up to allow physician medication errors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that medication errors cause at least one death a day and injure 1.3 million people a year

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With symptoms of stroke or transient ischemic attack, call 911 immediately

With every passing minute, a stroke patient loses about two million neurons or brain cells

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Atrial fibrillation treatment requires careful physician management

Whether treatment by medications or cardiac ablation, there are serious risks

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When it comes to operating rooms, two surgeons are not necessarily better than one

Two surgeons overlooks filed hiatal hernia repair, leaving patient with lifetime inability to hold down food

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