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James E. Girards

Dallas Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Texas Medical Malpractice Expert Reports - Yet Another Cautionary Tale

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making a...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. Real Life Stories - Ignored to Death

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    What follows is a real-life story that occurred at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Texas. It is excerpted from the Dallas Morning News at www.dallasnews.com "On a scale of 1 to 10, the emergency room nurse asked, how would you rate your pain? Ten, the man answered. Severe, t...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. What every patient should know - Is the Healthcare System really going Broke?

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    In this age of media hype and the new healthcare regulations, it is important for the healthcare consumer to remain grounded in fact. One question that comes up often is that of the financial health of the nation's healthcare system and whether it is going broke. Well, the truth ...

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  4. What every patient should know - The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    Federal law requires compliance of each hospital that accepts medicare patients with the Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act. The Code of Federal Regulations and interpretive guidelines describe in more detail the requirements, which are summarized here. Under the provisions...

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  5. Birth Injury - Has the joint Commission made recommendations to prevent birth injuries?

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has made recommendations that are designed to prevent injuries to babies during the birth process. The Joint Commission has found that the majority of perinatal death and injury cases are related to problems with h...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  6. Umbilical Cord Blood Gases Level and Birth Injury

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    One of the ways that any lawyer can screen a potential birth injury case prior to referring it to a birth injury specialist, is to evaluate the lab report for the baby's cord blood gases. The term Cord Blood Gases refers to the analysis of the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blo...

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  7. Birth Injury - What are the root causes of injuries to babies in Labor and Delivery?

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Oganizations, in the cases they studied communication issues topped the list of identified root causes (72 percent), with more than one-half of the organizations (55 percent) citing organization culture as a barrier...

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  8. Birth Injury - What should I know about my baby's cord blood gases?

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    The term Cord Blood Gases refers to the analysis of the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from the babys umbilical cord. This gives a snapshot of the oxygenation status of the baby in the moments before birth. It can tell you whether the baby was being asphyxiated at that ti...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. Birth Injury - Do Liver Enzyme Values Time a Brain Injury in a Newborn?

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    In birth injury cases, frequently the hospital's lawyers will claim that the baby suffered an unknown, unknowable, unforeseeable event in the uterus before labor ever started that damaged the baby's brain - rather than the provable negligence of the healthcare team. As ridiculous...

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  10. What Every Patient Should Know - 20 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors

    Written by attorney James Girards, over 4 years ago.

    The US Department of Health Human Service's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published 20 steps it believes can help reduce medical errors. Those steps are as follows: What Can You Do? Be Involved in Your Health Care The single most important way you can help to p...

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