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$925,000 Settlement Reached in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

When Texas residents suffer medical complications that they believe resulted from the negligence of medical personnel and/or the facilities that employ them, they may consider pursuing a claim for monetary damages against them. Navigating medical malpractice lawsuits can be complicated, and some victims may hesitate to proceed with a claim. However, with experienced legal counsel, victims may find that not all cases go to court, as hospitals or doctors sometimes offer to settle such claims out of court. In a case in another state, a doctor and a hospital offered a settlement amount of $925,000 to the family of a [...]

Proving That an Anesthesia Error Occurred Can be Difficult

Some Texas residents may have total faith in their doctors or the surgeons who are booked to perform surgical procedures on them. However, along with a surgeon are a host of other professionals and medical personnel who play a role in proceedings. Even if the surgeon's work is exemplary, an anesthesia error can have devastating consequences. Anesthesia is carried out by professionals who are highly trained in monitoring the pain, unconsciousness and vital signs of a patient during a surgical procedure. Adjustments must be made according to the observations of the anesthesiologist throughout the time of the procedure, and when [...]

Couple Alleges Medical Malpractice Claimed Twin’s Life

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Birth Injuries on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. It is only natural for parents in Texas and other states to expect the medical team in attendance at the birth of their baby to be competent and experienced enough to recognize conditions that can jeopardize the health of an unborn child. They would likely expect doctors and nurses to order emergency procedures such as a cesarean section to prevent damage through prolonged labor. Unfortunately, the expectations of parents are not always met, and grounds for a medical malpractice claim may exist. After the sad [...]

Consequences Of Medical Malpractice Can Be Life-Changing

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Doctor Errors on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Patients nationwide, including in Texas, put their trust in doctors, not realizing that they may be putting their lives in the hands of medical professionals. Although it is true that mistakes do happen, certain errors made in medical facilities are inexcusable. Medical malpractice lawsuits are prevalent, but it is a complicated area of the law and often best pursued with the guidance and support of a legal representative. Examples of unacceptable errors include a 49-year-old man who had an abdominal tumor surgically removed in 2000 [...]

Jury Awards $53 Million In Lawsuit Alleging Hospital Negligence

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Texas Hospital Negligence Lawyers on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Caring for a child with cerebral palsy is not only emotionally and physically challenging but also financially difficult. Parents in Texas who are trying to cope with providing proper care for a child with cerebral palsy may be interested in a recent medical malpractice lawsuit. A jury in another state awarded $53 million to a mother who claimed hospital negligence in a suit she filed in 2013. According to the complaint, the mother alleged the nurses and doctors who tended to her pregnancy [...]