Category: Medical Malpractice

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. […]

Oil Rig

The Texas coast is lined with ports that help the local economy thrive. Texans have made a living working in the ports and on the water since first settling the state. Now, many years later, Texans continue to earn their livelihood on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, crew boats in inland waters, and […]

Texas Surgical Mesh Attorney

If you’ve ever had a hernia, then you know how excruciating it can be. You’ll do whatever is necessary to relieve the incredible pain you’re experiencing. Whatever a doctor suggests, a patient with a hernia is likely to agree to. In many cases, that means agreeing to a surgery, which then means agreeing to the […]

Drug Injuries

Patients assume that there are safeguards to protect us from medical error. Surely, when we seek medical treatment there are systems in place to catch mistakes before they reach the patient. Unfortunately, a large number of medical errors occur every day in the United States, some of which are fatal or cause significant harm. One […]