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Houston surgery malpractice lawyerOne of the worst things a patient can hear when they wake up from surgery is, “there was a mistake.” Surgeons cannot afford to make mistakes while they are operating on a patient. Even a minor error can affect someone for the rest of their life. Even worse than being informed after surgery that your doctor has made an error is not being informed of the mistake and being left to discover it yourself.

Uncovering a surgical error that was not disclosed can take years in some cases. If your life, health, and well-being have been affected by a surgical error, then you may have a malpractice case. Our attorneys can offer you a complimentary case evaluation to determine whether taking your surgeon to court for his mistake may benefit you. 

Top 3 Common Surgical Mistakes

Any mistake during surgery can be detrimental to your health. Surgical mistakes often lead to further health complications and even more troubling for some, intense and lasting pain. Among the most common types of surgical errors that lead to malpractice litigation include: 

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Texas slip and fall injury lawyerSlipping on a banana peel and dramatically falling is one of the oldest slapstick gags in cinematic history. When it happens to one of the Three Stooges or some other comedic character, it never fails to get a laugh. It may even be followed up by yet another common punchline - “I’m okay!” However, slip-and-fall accidents in real life are often not nearly as funny - and the person who has fallen may be very far from okay. Certainly, some people do get up laughing after a minor fall. For others, a slip-and-fall could be a life-altering event. Some people are more vulnerable to suffering serious injury due to a slip-and-fall. 

The elderly and people with certain medical conditions, like existing back problems or osteoporosis, are far more likely to be seriously harmed by falling. Yet, even a young and healthy individual could suffer major injuries if they have a bad landing. If you slipped and fell in a store, restaurant, or another public place, you may be able to recover compensation. 

A Slip-and-Fall Accident Could Cause Serious Injuries

When a person slips and falls, they will almost invariably land on their back. Serious injuries are most likely to result when a person lands on the upper part of their back, as the head and neck are likely to take some of the force. Some of the most serious injuries a slip-and-fall may cause include: 

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Houston personal injury lawyerMost people who have had hearing and sight for their entire lives rely heavily on these senses to get them through their everyday lives. Adjusting to vision or hearing loss can be incredibly difficult, both emotionally and logistically. Losing one of these basic senses due to an accident caused by another party’s negligence can be utterly devastating. Major parts of your life are going to change. You may no longer be able to do quite a few of the things you used to do independently, at least during the adjustment period.

If another party acted carelessly and caused damage to your vision or hearing, you may be able to recover compensation for quite a few of the problems your loss of senses has caused in your life, including medical bills and emotional harm. An attorney can help guide you in pursuing a claim. 

Damages You Can Recover After Hearing or Vision Loss

Adjusting to a new disability can be incredibly tough. You will likely incur a lot of expenses in hiring medical providers, therapists, and at-home caregivers at first. You may also lose a significant amount of income, and in some cases, you may no longer be able to perform the job you had before. Compensable damages include: 

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Harris County Premises Liability LawyerMany restaurant-goers are injured by slippery floors and uneven pavements, but the restaurant injuries that tend to garner the most attention are those involving food. When a server is distracted, rushed, or careless, they may accidentally spill grease, coffee, or another hot food or drink on a customer, causing the customer to suffer serious burns. If you are injured by hot food or drink at a restaurant, meet with a personal injury attorney to determine whether you can recover compensation for your injuries. Texas premises liability law requires restaurant owners to provide a safe experience to customers, so while there is no legal guarantee that you will love your food, a restaurant may be held responsible if you were injured on the premises. 

What Kind of Injuries Can Hot Food or Drink Cause? 

While the idea of someone suing over spilled food may seem silly if it has never happened to you, hot liquids can instantly cause debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Liquid burns - Hot water or other liquids can destroy skin tissue and cells, causing burns all the way up to a third-degree, or full-thickness, burn in which all the layers of skin are burned away

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Harris County Car Crash Injury LawyerAlthough rear-end car accidents are frequently referred to as “minor fender-benders,” rear-end car accidents are very common and are serious enough to be responsible for nearly 10 percent of fatal car crashes. Even when rear-end accidents appear to be less serious, they can cause vehicle occupants to suffer long-term, debilitating injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, get help from a Texas personal injury lawyer who can help determine whether you can take action against a responsible party. 

What Are Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents? 

Most rear-end accidents are caused when one car is tailgating another, although the causes for tailgating vary. These include but are not limited to: 

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