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New statistics on medical malpractice in the country will make many patients wonder if they are going to be safe in hospitals or are they risking their lives. Hospitals and doctors provide services such as attending, diagnosing, referring, treating and instructing the patient. If a doctor breaches the duty of care resulting in the patient suffering injuries, the doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice.

Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code defines the rules and laws that that govern “Healthcare Liability Claims”.

A Healthcare Liability claim is :

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Medical records are crucial because they can make or break the case. Your medical records are needed to prove your injuries, the severity of your injuries, and the treatment that you have received. If you enlist the services of a medical malpractice attorney, your attorney requires them to:

  • Determine if the injuries sustained were caused by the defendant’s negligence.
  • Decide damages and liable parties.
  • Recognize any loopholes that can hurt your case.
  • Prepare for expert review.

Medical record retrieval can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.

A PATIENT'S RIGHTS UNDER HIPAA.

The State and Federal laws govern how you and others may access your medical records. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures your right to privacy, limiting who can access and receive your private medical information. The HIPAA has also established a regulatory framework for accessing your medical records which includes:

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Strokes are the third leading cause of deaths in the United States. Each year, about 800,000 individuals suffer a stroke in the Country. It is estimated that 140,000 individuals die as a result of a stroke.

A Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain stops. It is often caused by a blood clot or a rupture of an artery in the brain. When doctors fail to identity or properly treat a stroke, victims are left to deal with dire consequences for the rest of their lives. Lifelong disability, constant medical care and inability to work are common among stroke victims.

Proving negligence in a stroke related injury case requires four basic elements. The Plaintiff must prove that:

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Dental malpractice can occur when a dental patient is harmed through the provision of sub-standard care. Just as doctors can be held liable for medical negligence, so can all types of dentists

In order to make a successful case for dental malpractice, an injured patient and their attorney will typically need to establish the following:•the existence of a dentist-patient relationship•the appropriate medical standard of care under the circumstances•how that standard of care was breached, causing harm to the patient, and•the nature and extent of the patient's injury.

The first element — whether there was a dentist-patient relationship — is typically not disputed as there are typically payments made and appointments kept.

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe personal injuries we can experience. These injuries can cause paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury.

There are a variety of causes of spinal injuries, including bullet or stab wounds, traumatic injury, diving accidents, electric shocks, extreme twisting, sports injuries, and slip and fall accidents. A serious spinal injury can be a radically life-changing event in an individual’s life.

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury to your spinal cord as the result of another person’s negligence it is important that you contact a Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.There are many ways the spinal cord can be injured, including paralysis injuries, but spinal cord injuries are broadly divided into two categories: complete and incomplete.

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