Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category Blog Home April is HIE Awareness Month Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2019 What Is HIE? Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that affects 20% of all babies born in the United States. This brain disfunction is caused when an injury or act of medical negligence prevents oxygen from reaching the baby’s brain. Symptoms of HIE include: Low or absent heart rate Irregular breathing Skin discoloration (white or blue) Acidosis Seizures Depressed ... Share This Post: Continue Reading Brain Injury Awareness Month Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Mar-2019 What Is a Brain Injury? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider traumatic brain injuries (TBI) one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. Each year, over 2.5 million Americans sustain mild to severe head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain. These injuries frequently result from traffic collisions, sports accidents, terrible falls, ... Share This Post: Continue Reading What's the Difference Between a Statute of Limitations & a Statute of Repose? Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Oct-2018 As legal terms, “personal injury,” “medical malpractice,” and “product liability” encompass a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional injuries that are intentionally or inadvertently perpetrated by a negligent party. Before injured plaintiffs can file their claims, they must first reach out to an experienced attorney who can determine if their case ... Share This Post: Continue Reading What Causes Anoxic Brain Injuries? Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Aug-2018 Brain injuries are considered catastrophic injuries because they significantly and negatively impact a victim’s quality of life and often hinder their ability to hold gainful employment. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. On average, the human brain can survive up to 4 minutes without direct oxygen. When deprivation occurs, neural cells suffer a process ... Share This Post: Continue Reading The Dangerous Link Between Anesthesia and Brain Trauma Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jul-2018 General anesthesia is a common cocktail drug given to patients during surgeries and medical procedures. When successfully administered, anesthesia renders patients unconscious by placing them in a reversible coma. While in this state, patients experience paralysis, amnesia, and analgesia. This is a very sensitive procedure, and the wrong dosage could lead to severe oxygen deprivation and brain ... Share This Post: Continue Reading How Do I Seek Compensation for Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement? Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 24-Jan-2018 If you were in an accident that has left you scarred or disfigured with long-lasting or permanent effects, the monetary amount of damages that you can claim can significantly increase. These types of injuries are referred to as a “residual injuries,” and because your residual injury will cause you to suffer for a long period of time, they have a high monetary value in court. ... Share This Post: Continue Reading Is July a High-Risk Month for Medical Negligence? Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Feb-2013 When Austin residents consider the topic of medical care, most people think about renewing their health or trusting a health care provider to give sound advice. But not all trips to the hospital leave patients with a positive outcome. Unfortunately, time and time again, cases of medical negligence lead to physical injuries or even the death of a loved one. Although most hospitals strive to be ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 7 results found. Viewing page 1 of 1.