Nursing Home Abuse Warning: Facility Admits High Number of Criminals

When you think of nursing home residents, you most likely think of wheel chair bound and bed ridden elderly that need constant care. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are meant to be safe places for the elderly and disabled to live under the protection of health care professionals. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, under-staffing, and bad hires, nursing homes can be a terrifying place for often helpless elderly residents. In one Texas nursing home, the residents have more to fear. A population of criminals and sex offenders outnumber the elderly residents. Criminals Outnumber Elderly Residents in Texas Nursing Home According … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Reduction Earns Award for Texas Medical Network

The state of Texas has recently awarded Seton Hospitals with the first annual "Quality Award" for their extremely successful push to reduce birth injuries. Seton was the only hospital in the state to receive the award. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented Seton with the award after the family of hospitals reported the lowest birth injury rate in the nation. Seton stated that their efforts to reduce birth trauma included limited use of forceps and vacuum extractors, as well as limiting elective inductions before 39 weeks. In 2003, Seton Hospitals reported 3 birth injuries per 1,000 live births. In 2007, the rate had … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Sue Texas Hospital For Negligence

The Columbia Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) in McKinney, Texas is being sued by birth injury attorneys for releasing and sending home a pregnant woman while she was in labor. Plaintiff Wendy Cherry filed the birth injury lawsuit in February, seeking compensation for damages related to her early release that forced her to deliver her daughter Emma at home. Cherry reported to MCM on February 4th, the day she had gone into active labor. She told staff members she was suffering from a "sudden onset of severe pelvic pain." She requested treatment for the symptoms, but was released without a proper medical screening, and without being … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Find Fault in Texas Tort Reform

In 2003, Texas government passed tort reform legislation regarding medical malpractice lawsuits within the state. The new legislation capped medical malpractice payouts at $250,000 per provider, with a maximum of $750,000 all together. It also stated that in order for emergency room physicians to be responsible for civil damages, they would have to act with "willful and wanton" negligence. In other words, they have to purposefully and knowingly put their patients' lives in danger. A San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer, Jon Powell, commented on the "willful and wanton" standard, saying: You’d have to be a Nazi death camp guard to … [Read more...]

Attorney Spends His Life Fighting Injustice and Dies from Nursing Home Abuse

Attorney Don Brown of Montgomery County, Texas (not to be confused with our own Donald Browne) died late last week from complications that arose from nursing home abuse and negligence at the Willis Rehabilitation Center in Willis, Texas. Don Brown was most known for a triumphant victory that saved a man on death row. Clarence Lee Brandley, Sr. was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 9 years on death row before Browne had him exonerated, proving that he was the victim of racial prejudice, witness intimidation, and perjured testimony. Brandley, 65, said of Browne, "He was a great attorney. There was a lot of things he tried to do … [Read more...]