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Safe Drugs Can Harm and Even Kill When They’re Improperly Prescribed

by Staff Blogger | August 10th, 2021

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we work hard to uphold the rights of people who were harmed by defective and dangerous medications. But sometimes, patients are seriously injured and even killed by safe medications that were negligently prescribed or administered to them. This can include mistakes such as: Prescribing too low or too high of

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The 3 Most Common Preventable Medical Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | August 5th, 2014

Even with technology and safety advances in the medical industry, patients continue to suffer injuries from negligent care. In fact, estimates show that as many as 98,000 people die per year as a result of medical mistakes that are made in hospitals. This leaves many citizens wondering what the most common types of medical errors

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Jury Awards Family $1.9 Million In Texas Medical Malpractice Case

by Staff Blogger | March 5th, 2013

March 5, 2013 A jury has awarded a $1.9 million to the family of a 63-year-old man who died as the result of a botched medical procedure. A story published in a recent issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine explained the incident occurred in 2009 at the Longview Regional Medical Center. Court documents show the victim had been

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Parkland Hospital in Dallas Fined $1 Million for Safety Violations

by Staff Blogger | September 4th, 2012

Sept. 4, 2012 Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, was recently fined $1 million by the Texas Department of State Health Services after an investigation confirmed numerous complaints of safety violations at the facility. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the fine was the largest of its kind in Texas history. Hospital and government officials reached

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