What Is the Average Settlement for Medical Malpractice in Houston, TX?
Brian White | December 7, 2023 | Medical Malpractice
Did a doctor, hospital, or other medical provider cause you injury because of medical negligence or malpractice? If so, you may be experiencing high medical bills and other financial losses. Your injuries may have caused additional pain and suffering as well. You may wonder how much you can expect to receive for a medical malpractice… read more
The Most Common Medical Errors
Brian White | September 13, 2023 | Medical Malpractice
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University made headlines in 2016 when they published a study claiming medical errors were the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. According to their statistical extrapolation, as many as 250,000 deaths happen yearly due to medical errors in healthcare. Subsequent work has raised questions about the study’s conclusions. But even… read more
IV Infiltration Can Cause Nerve Damage, Burns, or Amputation
Brian White | June 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
An intravenous catheter (IV) is an essential piece of medical equipment that helps medical professionals save countless lives and allows millions to recover from illnesses and injuries. It is used to administer fluids — including blood, water, saline solutions, medications, and other liquids — directly into a patient’s vein. Although IVs are used every day,… read more
What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?
Brian White | March 31, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
Intent is the primary difference between medical malpractice and medical negligence. However, both actions result in harm or injury to a patient. Therefore, you can recover compensation for both medical malpractice and medical negligence. It can be challenging to draw the line between medical negligence and medical malpractice. Medical negligence is generally an unintentional, avoidable… read more
IV Infiltration and Complication Attorneys
Brian White | February 4, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a medical procedure in which fluids are sent into the body through direct insertion into a vein. By direct administration into a vein, IV therapy quickly introduces medication and fluids to the bloodstream. Medical providers use only a syringe to inject fluids in an injection IV therapy. This is a direct… read more
Can I Sue My Doctor for Negligence in Texas?
Brian White | December 8, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
We trust our doctors to take care of our health and to cause no harm. If you suffered an unexpected injury during the course of medical treatment, you might be asking if you can sue your doctor for negligence. Medical negligence suits can be emotionally difficult for patients whose doctors were trying to help. But,… read more
Health Effects of Lack of Oxygen At Birth
Brian White | November 4, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
Childbirth is safer now that it was 100 years ago. Nonetheless, things can and do go wrong during labor and delivery. When a baby is deprived of oxygen at birth, even for a short while, there can be lasting effects as a result. The longer a baby is without oxygen during birth, the more severe… read more
What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Brian White | October 19, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
One thing that has become very common when you go to a medical facility to receive treatment is signing a consent form. This form is designed to affirm that you are giving the doctor and other healthcare professionals who work there permission to treat you for the injury or sickness you are dealing with. By… read more
Some Things Get Left Behind—Objects Left Inside Of Your Body After Surgery
Brian White | July 26, 2019 | Medical Malpractice
It’s the big day, the day you go in for surgery. When you arrive at the facility for your surgery, you are called to a room where your surgeon comes to speak with you. Your surgeon explains the process, calms your nerves, and puts you at ease. You trust what your surgeon is telling you,… read more
What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?
Brian White | February 2, 2019 | Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death
When medical negligence causes the untimely death of a patient, the surviving family members may mistakenly conflate medical malpractice with wrongful death. Medical malpractice can cause wrongful death, and the process of securing compensation for wrongful death is largely the same for medical malpractice as with any other cause of wrongful death. However, state laws… read more