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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 [...]

Characteristics Of A Viable Medical Malpractice Claim

On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Doctor Error Lawsuit Texas on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Texas residents who feel they have received substandard medical care may be unsure whether they have viable claims for monetary damages. There are some broad characteristics that must be met in order to establish grounds for commencing a medical malpractice claim. It typically best to consult with an attorney before proceeding. Health care professionals must adhere to recognized medical standards, and patients are entitled to expect to be treated appropriately. Substandard health care typically constitutes negligence. The negligence documented must have caused serious [...]