Few things are more heart-wrenching than visiting with children suffering from birth injuries. Many of them are sweet-natured and fun-loving. Most of these children are generally aware that they are different from other kids, but otherwise have the same childlike enthusiasm for life. However, the parents of those children are certainly aware of their kids' special needs.
Anyone who drives a vehicle in Texas and almost everyone who rides in one should be aware that Texas has a law that makes seat belts required for occupants of vehicles that are traveling on the roadways. While many people put on these safety belts, some people opt to not wear them. That could prove to be a devastating blow to anyone who is involved in an accident.
Last week, we discussed how important labor monitoring is for a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. As we discussed in that blog post, when women aren't adequately monitored, issues can creep up that can cause harm to the mother, the baby or both. Our Texas readers might be very upset when they think about how someone's unwillingness to keep an eye on the woman in labor might lead to those types of issues.
Any woman who is going into a hospital or birthing center knows that she will be monitored, at least periodically, throughout her labor. This is done in an effort to make sure that the stress of the labor process doesn't harm the mother or baby. While this monitoring is usually effective, it isn't foolproof. There are some instances in which Texas mothers or their unborn babies might end up suffering injuries because the monitoring isn't done effectively or isn't interpreted properly. In those cases, the mother has the option of seeking compensation for her injuries through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Getting into a car accident can lead to several possible outcomes. One of those is that you won't be hurt at all. Another is that you will suffer from injuries. The final one is that you will be killed in the accident. Crush injuries are one type of injury that might interest our Texas readers because the effects of this type of accident can range from mild bruising up to death.
Readers of our blog already know that we don't think anyone should have to deal with paying medical bills and other damages when he or she is injured in an accident caused by someone else. While some of the injuries that might be suffered in an automobile accident might be minor, others can have a lasting impact on the victim's life. The same is true with injuries caused by defective products, including faulty medical devices, and medical malpractice or negligence.
Being involved in a car accident often means being jostled around in the car. In some cases, it can mean hitting your face on the dashboard or other items in the vehicle. This impact could lead to a dental emergency if a tooth is knocked out or damaged in the accident. Our readers in Texas might like to know some basic information about dental emergencies so they can be prepared if they are in an accident.
As we discussed last week, premature birth is one of the leading causes of neonatal death. That post might have some of our Texas readers wanting to know more about premature births. Getting some answers to common questions might help some of our readers to better understand premature births.
When a mother has a baby, one of the last things she thinks will happen is that the baby will pass away. Sadly, there is a chance that the baby might pass away. If that happens in the baby's first 28 days of life, it is considered a neonatal death. There are several reasons why a neonatal death might occur. Some of these reasons might interest our Texas readers.
In Texas, there are only a few individuals who are authorized to seek compensation in wrongful death lawsuits. Generally, a wrongful death occurs whenever an individual is killed by the negligent or wrongful actions of another. In most cases involving a wrongful death lawsuit, the ability to file a claim or cause of action is limited to the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased.