The Medical Misdiagnosis Crisis and You

Although most doctors insist that medical misdiagnosis is not a serious problem, according to one study, misdiagnosis occurs in about one in five serious illness cases. That error rate is unacceptably high, especially given the lofty standard of care that underpins doctor-patient relationships. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in […]

Pitfalls in Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injury Cases

As the elderly population continues to grow, the fall risk continues to grow as well. 60 percent of nursing home residents suffer at least one serious fall. Many of these victims have pre-existing conditions. So, nursing home fall injuries are usually quite severe. That pre-existing condition could be an old injury, like a bad knee, […]

Seven Types of Anesthesiology-Related Errors

During both scheduled and emergency surgeries, patients often count on anesthesiologists to make the surgeon’s job easier and expedite recovery. But too often, things go wrong. In fact, anesthesia errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice claims. These claims are different from other kinds of personal injury matters in several different ways. […]

Why Can’t I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Take My Case?

Unfortunately, many victims of medical malpractice in Texas find themselves in a bad situation with no one to help. Several laws aimed at doing away with legitimate medical malpractice claims were passed by the Texas legislature in the past 15 years under the guise of “Tort Reform.” While the television ads and vast amount of […]

Routine Surgery Gone Bad: Post Surgery Infections

Routine Surgery, Risks and Negligence Post surgical infection is unfortunately not uncommon. But why does it happen? We have all heard the saying: “Medicine is as much an art as it is a science.”  But what does this mean?  It means that we do not have a full grasp of the human body and all of […]

Coastal Health and Wellness Hepatitis / HIV Investigation Update

Back in March, we reported on an investigation regarding the possibility that patients of Coastal Health and Wellness (CHW) might have been exposed to infectious diseases, including hepatitis C and HIV. The Galveston and Texas City clinics suspended many services after an onsite survey by The Joint Commission revealed problems with the facility’s sterilization processes. […]

Possible Hepatitis C Transmission Investigation at Coastal Health and Wellness

News media reports show that the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is current investigating 6 cases of hepatitis C that may have been transmitted at Texas City’s Coastal Health and Wellness clinic (CHW). Last Friday, the GCHD issued a press release announcing their joint investigation with the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding the […]

What You Need to Know About Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency

Thiamine deficiency a/k/a Vitamin B1 deficiency can have very serious health consequences if it is not caught early.  It is the cause of disease such as Wernicke-Korsakoff Encephalopathy. Thus, you would think doctors would be very cautions about looking for this and catching it early. Yet, we have seen several cases where the vitamin B1 […]

Post-Surgical Complications and Fatalities

Many people are understandably apprehensive about surgery. Family members in the waiting room generally breathe a sigh of relief when the doctor comes out to advise that the procedure has been successfully completed and the patient is in recovery. Unfortunately, that relief may be premature. Post-surgical complications can be serious—even fatal—and are more common than […]

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