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Representing Individuals Injured in Hospitals in Texas

Hospitals have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure your safety and well-being. Sadly, they are failing much too often in doing so. Hospital negligence is fast becoming one of the most common causes of injury and death, especially for the elderly, vulnerable adults and children.
Hospital negligence includes the hospital’s liability for its own employees including doctors, nurses, therapists and caretakers and if it fails to maintain and repair its equipment. A hospital that hires independent contractors may be liable for their negligence also, in some circumstances.

You Have a Right to Safety as a Patient in a Hospital

You have a right to safety while you are in a hospital’s care. For instance, if you can’t walk, the hospital should give you a wheelchair. If you’re bedridden, your hospital bed should have bed rails so you don’t roll out of bed and suffer injuries from the fall. Additionally, emergency and nurse call lights should be working and easily accessible to you, wherever you are confined, including in restrooms.
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Common Causes of Hospital Injuries

All it takes is one or two negligent or careless caretakers who fail to follow standard hospital safety protocols for a serious accident or death to happen. Here are some of the most common hospital injuries:

  • Emergency room misdiagnosis
  • Delivery room errors
  • Mistakes in medication doses and administration
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to monitor patients or record vital information in a patient’s chart
  • Failure to respond to a patient’s call for help
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to strap a patient to a surgical table
  • Discharging a patient without transferring patient to someone else’s care
  • Allowing a patient to drive while under the influence of pain medication

Holding Hospitals Responsible for Negligent Hiring & Management

A hospital can also be held liable for negligent hiring and supervising its employees and for failing to maintain and repair its equipment. Hospitals must:

  • Verify that employees are properly licensed, that licenses are current and that employees stay current on continuing education obligations
  • Establish proper safety and sanitation protocols to ensure patient safety
  • Properly staff the facility
  • Ensure patient confidentiality and securely store medical records

If any of these failures led to your or your loved one’s injury, you may have a claim for compensation. It is best to seek out experienced legal representation to learn about your rights and discuss the options available to you.

Call for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Hospital Injury

If you or a loved one was injured during a hospital stay, please call our Texas law firm— The Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC—today at 817-697-2116 or email us to arrange a free consultation. Attorney Randall D. Moore has the experience representing hospital injury victims; he doesn’t shy away from taking on cases against large institutions—in fact, he knows that is where he is needed most.
You deserve compensation for the injuries you are now suffering from. Call to get our help in recovering that compensation for you. We’ll stand by you throughout the process.

Texas woman wins malpractice lawsuit over false positive for cancer

When many people in Tarrant County, Texas, think of medical negligence, they think of undiagnosed diseases, inappropriate treatment or horrific procedural errors that leave people grievously wounded. Although tragedies like this do often occur, a recent Texas medical malpractice case in which the plaintiff was healthy and did not sustain physical injuries highlights the fact that negligence and malpractice can take many forms.

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The sad truth about deadly Texas car accidents

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Given the fact that Texas is one of the most populated states in the country, it makes sense that there is a relatively high fatal auto accident rate, but the truth about these crashes is both sad and surprising. According to figures provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2012 (the most recent year for which relevant data is available), nearly 3,400 Texans lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents. That is a sharp increase over recent years, and it illustrates some  sobering facts:

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Unusually cold air chills Dallas-Fort Worth, increases car accident risk

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In one of the most southern-reaching winter storms in recent memory, the city of Atlanta was brought to a grinding halt for days. Although the Atlanta snowstorm deposited only about two or three inches of snow, Atlanta, unaccustomed to such conditions, became gridlocked. There were hundreds of car accidents, and some motorists were trapped in their vehicles for more than 24 hours.

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Lawsuits mount over fatal truck accident involving college bus

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At least three lawsuits in two states have now been filed against truck driver

The number of lawsuits in relation to a fatal truck accident in Oklahoma in September continue to mount. According to the Dallas Morning News, two lawsuits have been filed in Tarrant County against the truck driver and the trucking company involved in the crash. Meanwhile, another lawsuit has been filed in Oklahoma by the parents of one of the girls killed in the accident.

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Common questions about traumatic brain injuries and depression

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After sustaining a brain injury, those living with a TBI often experience the signs and symptoms of depression.

After sustaining trauma to their head, traumatic brain injury victims may experience a wide range of different effects. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who incur traumatic brain injuries may struggle with impairments that affect their coordination, emotions, memory and sensations. While TBI victims in Texas may experience many different effects, those who incur a brain injury also have a high risk of developing depression.

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Texas Explosion Attorney

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Explosions like the one in West, Texas can have life-time consequences on the victims. Explosions often cause broken bones, lacerations and worse, burns. Burns are extremely painful to treat and carry the risk of infection, which many victims of blast injuries and burns die from. In addition to the immediate damages and injuries, the risk of inhalation of toxic fumes from chemicals used to make fertilizer and the long-term affect on the body is a real concern. The worst injuries are often the ones you cannot see or touch, but are felt. Mental trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can have devastating consequences to the victims themselves and their families.

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Many drivers in Texas drive drunk multiple times

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A man in Texas was recently sentenced to two life terms in prison after receiving his 10th DWI conviction in 30 years.

Recently, according to The Washington Post, a man in Texas was sentenced to two life terms in prison after receiving his 10th DWI within a 30-year period. During the deliberation process, the jurors assigned to the man’s case did not know that he had been arrested for drunk driving nine other times. Instead, they only knew that it was at least the man’s third DWI. When the jurors found out that this was his 10th DWI, they were shocked to discover that this man had still been permitted to drive, putting others at risk for sustaining serious injuries in a collision.

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Study: Hands-free not necessarily risk free for Texas drivers

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Using hands-free cellphones, and other cognitive distractions, could lead to auto accidents resulting in serious injuries or death.

The advent of cellphones has made life easier for many people throughout Texas. For drivers, however, cellphones have only added to the potential hazards on the road. At any given daylight moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that as many as 660,000 people were using cellphones while driving in 2011. Text messaging, talking and otherwise using these devices while driving may increase a driver’s likelihood of being involved in an accident. Such collisions may result in serious injuries or death for them, as well as other motorists and passengers.

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