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Nurse Claims Ebola Infection The Result Of Hospital Negligence

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. With seriously ill or immunosuppressed patients, hospitals must maintain the safest environment possible for all those present. As stated by one of the best lawyers focusing on medical errors in Houston Texas, this applies to more than just the patients and their visitors, but to…

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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…

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…

Did A Delayed Diagnosis Wrongful Kidney Transplant?

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Failure to Diagnose on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. While the act of donating an organ to another individual is an incredibly wonderful gift, it is a decision that is usually not made lightly. A woman in Texas recently filed a medical malpractice claim because of an alleged delayed diagnosis of cancer in…

Hospital Malpractice Alleged After Fall From Wheelchair

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Houston Lawyers for Hospital Malpractice on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Seniors in medical care facilities or nursing homes nationwide, including here in Texas, are often disillusioned by the standard of care provided by health care providers. A 69-year-old woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a care center in another state.…

Lawsuit Alleges Death Followed 6 Years Of Hospital Negligence

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Texas Law Firm for Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Texas residents, just like others nationwide, expect hospital care to be of an acceptable standard. Unfortunately, lives are sometimes lost due to hospital negligence. A medical facility in another state was recently sued by the family of a woman who allegedly…

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…

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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…

Acknowledging Doctor Errors Could Help Protect Patients

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Doctor Errors on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Following the advice or orders of a healthcare worker may essentially be placing your life in his or her hands. Because of this, doctor errors can be exceptionally damaging to New Jersey patients. In an effort to reduce the threat of injury to patients who…

Victim Says She Suffered Avoidable Injuries From Error, Neglect

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A Texas surgeon allegedly tried to cover up a serious error that he made while performing surgery on one of his patients, resulting in the need for outside intervention. Unfortunately, the victim suffered from potentially avoidable injuries that apparently could have been circumvented had the…

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