Need More Information About Your Case? Consult These Resources
Here’s a list of resources you can consult to learn more about personal injury and medical malpractice law, both nationwide and in the state of Texas.
Hospital & Physician Negligence
Another offering from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Health Care Information Collection includes details about the treatment outcomes at this state’s hospitals, as well as information about “preventable hospitalizations.”
This article from the Washington Post explains what Texas governor Rick Perry accomplished—and failed to accomplish—with his bill limiting liability in medical malpractice torts. One unexpected effect: it may have increased the number of doctors in the state!
The Paralysis Resource Center of the Christopher Reeve Foundation goes into great detail about the various kinds of paralysis and the available medical treatments, as well as detailed statistics about the most common causes of paraplegia and quadriplegia.
It doesn’t make for pleasant reading, but this page from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission breaks down hospitalizations for major injuries according to various causes and demographics. Here’s how—and why—people in Texas are getting injured.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
The Office of Acquired Brain Injury at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is an excellent resource for learning about the various types of brain injuries. This website also includes information about prevention, signs and symptoms, and links to support groups.
BirthInjury.Org is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to act as a clearinghouse for public education prevention and treatments of birth injuries. The group has a special interest in cerebral palsy and brachial plexus nerve injuries. Take note of the “Lost in Language?” section, which explains medical terms for the layperson.