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Breast Implant Cancer Lawsuit

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Cancer Lawyers Textured Breast Implant Illness & Lymphoma – Implants Linked to Cancer On July 24, 2019, the FDA released a statement requesting the global pharmaceutical company Allergan to recall their textured breast implants after an increased number of cancer reports. Cases have been surfacing in the last six years linking Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants…

Is Personal Injury Law The Same As Medical Malpractice?

Personal injury is divided into several categories one of which is medical malpractice. This happens to also be the most complex type of case in this category. However, there are a few general similarities since they involve an individual becoming injured due to negligence. There are also key contrasts between the two. Definition of Personal Injury Claim A personal injury…

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Thiamine Deficiency Misdiagnosis & Medical Malpractice

Thiamine, known as Vitamin B-1, is stored in small amounts in the body and as such, healthy levels can be depleted quickly. When the body becomes severely depleted of this essential vitamin serious health consequences can arise in the brain, heart and muscle function. The seriousness of the complications makes quickly identifying and treating potential thiamine deficiency vital. A deficiency…

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Who Can You Sue for Medication Errors in Texas?

When someone mentions a medical malpractice lawsuit, our minds immediately picture an error in the operating room. However, malpractice charges can result from other types of medical errors, including medication errors. In fact, medication errors are the most common causes of medical malpractice, especially when it comes to the treatment of newborn children. Our law firms focusing on medical mistakes…

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Can You Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice in Texas?

When you have been given the wrong treatment for a condition or illness, chances are you have a real malpractice claim on your hands. The medical malpractice law system varies from state to state, but most states allow for such claims in the case of misdiagnosis or wrong prescriptions. If you live in Texas or plan to file such a…

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Gericare Eye Wash Recalled by FDA Due to Contamination

On February 1, 2018, the numerous reports against the Gericare Eye Wash brought the announcement from the FDA for a recall of this product on a consumer level. The reason behind this was the discovery of potential contamination that compromises the health of the user. Once this happened, Kareway Products, Inc. voluntarily recalled approximately 60 thousand lots of the wash…

Diocto Medicine Recall Information

Popular Stool Softener Recalled Over Risk of Infection Rugby-brand Diocto Liquid – a stool-softening product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC (Davie, FL) – has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer over a risk of contamination. All Diocto Liquid NDC 0536-0590-85 is included as part of the recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PharmaTech LLC is taking measures to…

FDA Advises Discontinued Use of PharmaTech Liquid Products Due to Contamination

In a recent advisory alert, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical professionals and pharmacies against the continued use of any liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC out of Florida. This advisory is due to the discovery of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) which can cause potentially severe reactions and infections in people, especially those with poor health already. If you…

Diocto Recalled Again for Infection Risk

Almost one year after a previous recall, Rugby Laboratories is issuing another voluntary recall of their Diocto syrup laxatives and stool softeners. All lots of the product are involved in this recall. Diocto Liquid, also known as docusate sodium, is a laxative given mainly to patients in the hospital recovering from heart attacks or surgery. The contaminated products were distributed…

Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloth Recall

In a voluntary recall, Sage Products called back one lot of its Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths to the points of distribution from health care facilities, pharmacies, and at-home patients nationwide. The product was recalled because it was contaminated by Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia. This is a serious infection that cannot be treated easily and several instances of infections…

Combination Therapy Proving Successful Against B. Cepacia Infections

Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, is a bacterial infection that is most commonly associated with patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis. However, the bacterial infection can be contracted in a number of other ways, including ingestion of contaminated products. UPDATE: B. Cepacia infectionsconnected to contaminated Rugby brands including Diocto stool softener. Several studies have been underway to try to determine…

B. Cepacia Infections Linked to Flush Syringes

Burkholderia cepacia outbreaks have been found to be linked to several medical products over the last two years including stool softening products such as Diocto, cleansing cloths, and now I.V. flush syringes. B. cepacia is a bacterial infection that tends to hit people who are already ill, the hardest. Sufferers of cystic fibrosis, pneumonia or other lung conditions tend to…

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What Are Surgical Never Events?

Preventable surgical mistakes, or surgical never events, occur all too often, putting patients at risk for worsened medical conditions or death. People in the Houston Metro area, and throughout Texas, frequently require surgical interventions. This may be to repair internal damage, treat the symptoms of certain medical ailments or to address other conditions. When going under the knife, patients generally…

Texas Nursing Home Neglect High Says AARP

The state of Texas has sued nursing homes over legal violations underscoring that families must vigilantly monitor care quality in Texas nursing homes. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in June 2014 that the Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed three nursing-home neglect lawsuits against long-term care facilities on behalf of DADS or the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the…

Sick Hospital Employees Pose Health Risk

In the height of flu season, there are plenty of sniffles, headaches and upset stomachs to go around. Sometimes a person with a bad cold or flu ends up in a clinic or hospital – but it is not always a patient. Sick hospital employees can cause patients to develop infections as well. According to a number of recent studies,…

Understanding Medical Malpractice Law in Texas

Texas residents who are concerned about medical errors should be aware of the state’s basic medical malpractice laws. What may seem upon first glance as a minor misstep, can end up being a serious or even fatal mistake in the medical world. Texas residents who suspect that they may have been the victims of a medical error should understand some…

Study: Medical Errors Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

When you think of the leading causes of death in the United States, you may think of cancer, heart disease, or accidents of various sorts. While it is true that all three are leading causes of death, avoidable medical negligence probably does not make your list. However, a recent study highlighted just how serious these errors are. Don’t hesitate to…

Medical Injuries and the July Effect

With the summer months approaching, people in need of scheduled surgery or other major medical procedures may be trying to plan around vacations, summer camp, PTO, and countless other variables that complicate the process of planning for the upheaval and recovery time that will likely be involved. One factor that may not necessarily occur to patients is how the timing…

Anesthesia Error Alleged in 5 Lawsuits After Cataract Surgery

According to the National Eye Institute of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one of the most successful and safest surgical procedures is cataract surgery. It says that most Americans, including some in Houston Texas, have cataracts by the age of 80. Many have undergone successful surgery to remove cataracts. A recent report about lawsuits alleging anesthesia error…

Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit Follows Death of 93 Year Old Woman

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, August 22, 2016. Most Texas residents prepare themselves for the day their aging parents die, knowing that it is inevitable. However, if an elderly parent’s death is caused by the negligence of a medical professional — regardless of how old the parent is –, it is simply unacceptable.…

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Prescription Drug Injury

Prescription medications are not as safe as pharmaceutical companies would have us believe. If you suffer severe side effects after taking a prescribed drug, you need an experienced attorney.

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Nursing Malpractice

Nurses are under intense pressure in medical facilities, often resulting in nursing errors which cause harm to patients. Our lawyers are skilled in handling mistakes & omissions made by nursing staff.

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Hospital Malpractice

A hospital stay shouldn’t result in additional injuries or illnesses to patients. Those harmed at a medical facility by negligence or a lack of duty of care deserve compensation for their injuries.

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Surgical Errors

Surgical mistakes can cause serious injuries & possible life-long issues. If you underwent surgery and suffered an unnecessary side effect, injury, or repeat surgery due to negligence, call us today!

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Birth Injuries

Birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice are among the most devastating injuries a family can suffer. Call now if you have reason to believe your child was unnecessarily injured during delivery.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home staff are expected to provide their residents a high quality care. If you think that your loved one has sustained a trauma due to an error by nursing home staff, contact us today.

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Failure to Diagnose

Missing a diagnosis is a severe and not unusual mistake. If you have suffered as a result of a medical professional failing to discover your illness, our attorneys are here to ensure they are held responsible.

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Medical Negligence

When a medical professional makes an error, the damages can be severe and lifelong. If you think that you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, Hastings Law Firm is here to assist you.

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Personal Injury

If you have suffered harm due to negligent actions of others, you may be entitled to compensation. Our law firm represents victims throughout Texas who’ve suffered injury or loss.

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