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Doctors accused of medical malpractice following man's stroke

A married couple in another state recently decided to sue a hospital after the hospital reportedly failed to treat a stroke that the husband had suffered. According to the couple, the hospital's medical malpractice caused harm to the husband and also negatively impacted the wife. In the same manner, anyone in Texas who suffers harm due to a medical provider's neglect has the right to seek justice in civil court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the couple claimed that doctors at the hospital did not diagnose the husband with stroke after medical service personnel discovered him acting abnormally in his motor vehicle. Specifically, although the man's glucose levels appeared to be normal, he could not talk. After the man was taken to the hospital, he allegedly did not receive appropriate care for his medical condition.

Determining liability after a commercial truck accident

Commercial truck accidents occur every day, often causing massive property damage and serious injuries. Victims of truck accidents may find it difficult to know where to start building their claims, on top of dealing with property loss and potentially deadly or debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, settling claims after trucking accidents is not always as simple as it is after collisions between consumer drivers, because commercial truck accidents often involve the driver of the truck as well as several other parties.

If you recently experienced a truck accident, it is important to gather as much information about the accident as you can, so that you can build a strong claim to protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your losses. To do so, it is important to understand which parties may hold liability for those losses.

Running red lights may lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents

A recent car crash in Texas has sadly claimed two lives. Now, two families are left to grieve and wonder how such a tragedy could strike them around the holidays. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of the carelessness of a driver, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent accident took place at about 11 p.m. on a Saturday. According to authorities, a car sped through a red light at a street intersection. The car then hit a second motor vehicle.

Family law tips may help with breaking divorce to kids

The dissolution of a marriage can certainly be challenging for two spouses to swallow. However, if they have young children, this family law matter can quickly make things even more complicated. For instance, the children may feel that they are to blame for the divorce, or they might resent their parents long term. Here are a couple of tips for breaking the news of an upcoming divorce to the children in Texas.

First, it is best for the two divorcing spouses to break the divorce news to the children together. For instance, they can mention it during a family dinner. This approach may make a difficult subject like divorce easier for the children to take. Also, it will give the children an opportunity to express their feelings in a group setting. In addition, the children may benefit from seeing their parents act in a civil manner toward each other in spite of the divorce.

Motor vehicle accidents claim 5 lives, cause 7 injuries

Five people's lives have suddenly been snuffed out as a result of two car crashes that happened in the span of a little more than two hours in Texas. In addition, seven individuals have suffered injuries in these motor vehicle accidents. The car collisions that caused these deaths and injuries occurred on a recent Sunday night and early Monday morning.

According to authorities, two men passed away and three individuals suffered injuries in one crash that happened at a little past 9 p.m. One of the injured parties was a woman, who suffered critical injuries and was taken to a medical center by helicopter. Meanwhile, another woman suffered possibly serious injuries and was driven to a medical center. In addition, a child with possibly serious injuries was taken to a children's hospital.

Family law: Divorce may stem from poor expectations

Reportedly, almost half of all divorces happened because the expectations of one or both parties were not met. However, these expectations can often be unrealistic. Here is a look at what types of unrealistic expectations often lead to family law proceedings in Texas and elsewhere.

Expectations in marriage are generally based on personal experiences, hopes or understanding. In other words, they are based on an individual's understanding of the workings of the world.  However, although some people's expectations are based on facts, others can be founded on misunderstandings, erroneous decisions or imperfect societal norms.

Swift treatment for a heart attack is cricital

A person who goes into the hospital with chest pains needs to undergo a medical evaluation immediately to find out if there is something that needs addressing. Chest pains could signal a heart attack, which might be fatal if treatment doesn't happen quickly. Unfortunately, doctors don't always pick up on the signs of a heart attack, and they might not diagnose the patient so they can receive proper treatment.

Anyone who goes into the emergency room with signs of a heart attack can expect to have some precise tests done. This is so that the doctors can determine what is going on and which treatment plan will be suitable.

Medical malpractice suit leads to $9M award

The family of a woman who died following an urgent care center visit in another state was recently awarded $9 million. The incident that led to the woman's death happened back in 2014. In the same way, if anyone in Texas loses a loved one due to medical malpractice, he or she has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

In the out-of-state case, the woman who died due to malpractice passed away following several visits to the urgent care center. The attorney for the family asserted that the woman was in critical condition and thus should have been taken to the hospital via an ambulance. Instead, however, the urgent care staff sent the woman home with nothing more than an inhaler.

Motor vehicle accidents may stem from failure to slow down

A car wreck involving four cars recently caused six injuries in Texas. The collision took place on a Tuesday morning along U.S. Highway 35. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents occur as a result of a driver's carelessness -- for example, failure to drive according to traffic conditions -- in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.

The recent collision took place shortly after 6:40 a.m. Police said that a motor vehicle was going north on the highway but failed to slow down. As a result, the car ran into the back of a second car that was trying to make a turn into a plant area. The impact of these two cars sent the second car into a third car. Meanwhile, the first car ended up striking a fourth car.

Personal injury: Symptoms that suggest brain trauma

Texas is a big state, and its residents -- like those throughout the country -- often live busy lives. This, in turn, creates stressful situations, such as traffic jams or job-related situations that are challenging for those involved. On the roadway, drivers are legally obligated to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations. In the workplace, employers are obligated to do certain things to help their employees avoid personal injury.

If a vehicular collision or workplace accident occurs, injuries are not always immediately apparent. In fact, it is possible that an accident victim might feel "okay" just after the incident, then develop adverse symptoms hours, even days, later. This is why it is critical to closely observe someone who has been in a car accident or who has been involved in a workplace mishap. Traumatic brain injury often occurs without presenting immediately obvious symptoms.

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