Category: Medical Malpractice

Is Medical Device Cybersecurity Improving Fast Enough?

We are sad to report that, like our power grid, voting networks, and military IT, hospitals and other vital medical computing networks are now part of the growing list of our cyber infrastructure now clearly vulnerable to online attack. Medical device security (or the lack of it) was recently highlighted by a research team from […]

Sham Doctor Networks Make Billions in Texas

Question: When did the federal government help pay for someone’s $13 million palatial estate, complete with a backyard water park, along with the owner’s private G-7 jet? Answer: When its healthcare bureaucracy mistakenly gave money to a dentist charged with extensive Medicaid fraud. Consider the case of a former owner of a chain of clinics […]

Is the Bar for Medical Device Approval Too Low?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with its plans to establish a new medical device approval process in early 2019 which is supposed to make new products available sooner. But a chorus of critics says this is a dangerous move for patients because it makes an already dubious approval system even […]

Why Maternal Mortality Rates Were so High in Texas

As it turns out, the number of women in Texas who died from pregnancy complications in 2012 has been cut by more than half through a new method for counting and confirming maternal deaths. The previous method made the maternal mortality rate of Texas and quite a few other states the subject of national news […]

X-Ray of Lungs

If you or a loved ones has a heart condition, then you might have heard of the powerful drug amiodarone. This drug is used to help the heart beat normally within people who have certain disorders that affect the heart’s lower chambers. Amiodarone, which is often sold within the United States under the brand names […]

Pregnant Woman Holding Belly

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. In an effort to help raise awareness of birth defects, their causes, and how they impact entire families, the Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm encourages women and families to take the following steps to help assure their “baby on the way” will begin a happy and […]

Doctors Reviewing X-Ray

It is estimated that 40,000 to 80,000 deaths occur in the U.S. due to diagnostic error and that between 10% and 17% of all medical diagnoses are inaccurate, according to a report on diagnostic mistakes. This indicates that an alarmingly high number of patients experience a misdiagnosis or a delayed explanation of their illness. The […]

Texas Power Morcellation Error Lawyer

For years, regulators and some members of the medical community have known that a certain procedure performed on women with uterine fibroids carries the risk of spreading cancerous tissue. Despite the warning signs presented to manufacturers and regulators, the procedure was common practice and is still used in some facilities. It’s possible that thousands of […]

Pregnant Woman Holding Belly

Maternal death rates are higher in the United States than in any other developed country. A recent report from NPR and ProPrublica found some troubling realities facing expectant families in our nation, including the fact that American women are three times as likely to die during pregnancy than Canadian mothers and six times more likely […]

Houston Medical Mistake Lawyer

Most doctors do their best to give patients care that meets the standards of the medical community. It’s a difficult job filled with long, demanding hours. It’s not surprising, given the stressful nature of the job, that doctors make mistakes. In fact, one study found that medical errors result in 250,000 patient deaths every year. […]