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What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Negligence

Placing a family member in a nursing home can be an incredibly difficult decision. Unfortunately, devastating injuries can result when nursing homes prioritize profits over patient care and safety. Injuries from nursing home negligence can range from Stage 4 bed sores, untreatable fractures, and preventable falls, to assault and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, read on to learn about what next steps you should take.

4 Facts About Hospital Negligence

Everybody makes mistakes. It’s okay – humans are not expected to be perfect. However, when we put our lives in the hands of healthcare professions we do expect that they adhere to a reasonable standard of care (that of a reasonably prudent healthcare professional). When our health is at risk we are forced to put our trust in medical professionals. When you or a loved one is sick, there’s an understanding that the person in charge will fulfill their responsibilities and avoid unnecessary risk.

Hospital negligence might have put NICU babies' lives in jeopardy

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that can be found in hospitals here in Texas and elsewhere in the country. In healthy people, an infection from the bacteria is often not serious. However, in someone who has a weakened immune system, it can be life threatening. Families who lose loved ones to this infection might discover that hospital negligence was the cause.

Hospital negligence lawsuit settled for undisclosed amount

Advances in medical technology have made it easier to more reliably diagnose medical conditions in Texas and across the country. As a result, relatively minor conditions that interfere with a person's daily life can now be diagnosed and properly treated. Unfortunately, one man who was undergoing a routine procedure lost his life due to medical malpractice, according to a hospital negligence lawsuit that has recently been settled.

Hospital negligence led to amputation according to lawsuit

Many car accidents result in injuries that require immediate medical attention. If necessary care is not provided, an injured victim in Texas can suffer serious consequences. For example, one out-of-state man claims that hospital negligence in the form of a lack of a timely action resulted in the amputation of his leg.

Hospital negligence, medical malpractice harms rehab patients

The recovery following a stroke or serious injury is often lengthy and can require treatment at a variety of facilities. Some patients in Texas spend time at rehabilitation facilities once they are able to endure approximately 15 hours of physical therapy each week. While some medical professionals claim that it is easy to overlook the potential for hospital negligence and other forms of medical malpractice at such facilities because patients are generally healthier than those in nursing homes or hospitals, a recent study reveals that 29 percent of patients at rehabilitation facilities suffered as a result of a medical error during their stay.

Hospital negligence: Hospital worker accused of needle swap

When a patient in Texas undergoes a surgical procedure, they expect that sterile instruments will be used on them and that any medical objects used will not cause them further harm. However, thousands of out-of-state patients are likely questioning whether their hospital did enough to ensure their safety after a surgical technician was arrested. In what could ultimately lead to accusations of hospital negligence, the employee is suspected of stealing syringes of drugs and swapping needles. He has recently tested positive for HIV.

Hospital negligence: Lawsuit settled for $20 million

When most soon-to-be parents in Texas think of the impending births of their children, they likely have visions of safe deliveries, short periods of time spent at hospitals and arriving at home with their new bundles of joy. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many parents. Some children are born early or with medically complex issues, requiring additional care in hospital neonatal intensive care units. While the goal of the NICU is to provide appropriate medical care for infants, one out-of-state woman claims that hospital negligence, in the form of a human error made by a nurse, actually resulted in her child's brain damage.

What constitutes hospital negligence?

Most people in Texas want to stay out of the hospital unless it's necessary. When they become injured or ill and require hospital treatment, they likely expect that their condition will improve after hospitalization. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many victims of hospital negligence have found that their physical and mental condition actually worsened as a result of mistakes made by hospital personnel.

Family claims hospital negligence after woman's death

When a loved one is ill, family members in Texas expect that those providing medical care will work to determine an accurate diagnosis and treatment. As part of this, medical care personnel must listen to family members to get a better picture. One out-of-state man claims that the staff at the hospital treating his wife insisted that she was on drugs, potentially overlooking a serious infection causing her illness. The family is now requesting an investigation to determine whether the deceased woman was a victim of hospital negligence.

Appellate court decision reinstates hospital negligence lawsuit

Few things are more stressful than long-term hospitalization due to ongoing health problems. Knowing that that they are receiving quality medical care provides some degree of solace to those in such situations in Texas. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman claims that hospital negligence and doctor errors ultimately caused her significant harm when she was hospitalized.

Man claims hospital negligence led to failure to diagnose

People in Texas and across the country choose to engage in activities that combine expending a great deal of exertion with entertainment. These people accept that there may be a certain degree of risk involved. They should be able to expect, however, that if they are injured while engaging in recreational activities, medical care providers will accurately and efficiently diagnose and treat their injuries. Unfortunately, a recent out-of-state lawsuit claims that a man injured while skiing was a victim of hospital negligence.

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