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James E. Girards

Dallas Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. What every Patient should Know - Anticoagulation Injuries

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    You may have heard that Dennis Quaid filed a lawsuit regarding a mix-up in drugs that were given to his kiddos right after birth. What you may not know is that this exact problem is widespread and has been now for a long time. Unfortunately, the hospital industry has failed to ad...

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  2. What every Patient Should Know - Hospitals fail to Adopt zero-defect Systems like other Industries

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    The hospital industry in the US is allowed to keep its inner operations secret. This is unlike any other industry. As a result, US hospitals have little pressure to adopt the same kinds of effective fail-safe systems that other industries have been using for years. In fact, the J...

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  3. What every Patient should Know - Physician Intimidation hurts Patients

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    On July 8, 2008, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations issued a Sentinel Alert that was sent to all JCAHO hospitals because physician intimidation and bad behavior was still a large problem in hospitals and increases preventable injuries to patients. A...

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  4. Birth Injuries - Preventing Maternal Death

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    A January 2010 Sentinel Alert published by the Joint Commission finds that hospital errors are causing up to half of pregnancy-related maternal deaths - and the problem is increasing. The alert finds that the most common errors include the following: Failure to adequately contro...

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  5. Birth Injuries - Coordination of Care

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    When a child is severely injured at birth, the ongoing and future healthcare needs are huge. The cost in effort, time, and money is staggering. One of the issues involved is coordination of healthcare to meet the child's needs. A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qu...

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  6. What every Patient should Know - Unsafe Injection Practices

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    Every patient who visits a doctors office, clinic, or hospital deserves good and safe care. Basic infection control practices should be understood and followed by all of the staff involved. One such practice relates to the manner in which injectable medications are prepared and a...

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  7. Burn Injuries - Should Heparin be Used for its Non-Anti-Coagulation Properties?

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    When severe burn injuries occur, treatment protocols are frequently used. Some are evidence-based but some are not. In some institutions, the drug Heparin is used to aid in healing. A question arises whether thiere is any evidence to show that it is useful for this purpose. An ab...

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  8. More on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Endovascular Repair or Surgery?

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a abnormal enlargement of the main artery that takes blood away from the heart and through the abdomen to the kidneys, digestive and reproductive organs, and legs, etc. This abnormal enlargement results from a weakening of the arterial wall and can...

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  9. Texas Expert Reports - Is it a healthcare liablity claim or not?

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    Since the mini-industry of challenging the required expert reports was crafted by the Texas legislature, each medical malpractice case has undergone the scrutiny of whether the claim was a "healthcare liability claim" or not. This process has resulted in court opinions that defy ...

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  10. What every Patient should Know - Oversedation in the Hospital Setting

    Written by attorney James Girards, about 4 years ago.

    One of the sources of preventable injury and death in the hospitalized patient involves oversedation of the patient with narcotics. This can even happen when the patient is on a pain pump that is designed to control the amount of narcotics administered. Frequently, it is the comb...

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