Reform Laws

  • Errors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    … or treat breathing problems (e.g., respiratory distress syndrome, apnea, etc). Failure to diagnose and treat conditions such as jaundice/kernicterus, sepsis, meconium aspiration syndrome, etc. Failure to properly monitor the baby and respond to distress signals. Failure to perform necessary resuscitation maneuvers. Intubation errors (e.g…

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  • What is Medical Malpractice?

    … you that you will never be offered a settlement without first filing a lawsuit. The hospital’s insurance company knows that (again, due to Texas tort reform laws) they will likely never have to pay out more than $250,000, which is the damages cap on non-economic damages. They also know that in order to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas…

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  • Tort Reform FAILS to Reduce Health Care Costs in Texas

    … that the assumption that more diligence (unnecessary CT scans, MRIs, hospital admissions, etc) by doctors who are afraid of facing a lawsuit was the reason for rising health care costs. Tort Reform & Healthcare Costs In three states where new laws were passed that made it next to impossible for patients to sue doctors for medical errors…

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  • Is Danger Lurking in Dallas Hospitals?

    …Did you know that under Texas law, a hospital has no legal responsibility to keep a dangerous doctor from operating? Baylor Medical Center at Plano is well-respected as one of the top hospitals in North Texas, having received multiple awards for “Best Hospital” from U.S. News and World Report. However, in 2012, Baylor Medical Center at Plano…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 33 readers -