March 6th, 2012|
March 6, 2012
A 38-year-old nurse from Lufkin, Texas, could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges against her in connection with the deaths and injuries of nearly a dozen of her patients. According to reports from WFAA News, the woman is facing murder and attempted murder charges after five of her patients died and another five were injured when she injected them with bleach.
Law enforcement and the state health inspector’s office became suspicious of the nurse after paramedics reported excessive calls to the DaVita Dialysis Clinic for patients suffering from cardiac and breathing complications. Investigators say two patients later came forward saying they saw the nurse inject two other patients with a bleach concoction.
The nurse claims that she is a scapegoat for larger problems in the facility.
Harvard researchers conducted a study years ago that found 1% of patients treated in hospitals in 1984 were injured, and one quarter of those died, because of medical negligence. Nationwide, that translates into 234,000 injuries and 80,000 deaths in 1988 from negligence in American hospitals. The Institute of Medicine claims that between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die each year because of preventable medical errors.
The Dallas Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot and Wansbrough would like to remind patients to never hesitate to question or seek a second opinion if you feel the care you are receiving from a medical professional is not up to par.
April 10th, 2008|
April 10, 2008
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is allowing the Boston Beer Company to recall from distributors bottles of Samuel Adams beer that contains particles of glass due to the potential risk for defective product injuries.
All 12-ounce glass Samuel Adams products except Triple Bock and Utopia are affected by the recall because the beverages contain small bits of glass that could cause defective product injury to consumers.
Grains of glass in beverage bottles could cause potential Texas defective product injuries.
The bottles affected by the recall due to possible defective product injury can be identified by coding on the bottles.