Medical Malpractice

Cases We Filed This Month: August 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility – El Paso, TexasClaim: 34-year-old with cerebral palsy fell, breaking multiple bones in leg which required surgery to repair. Developed severe stage 4 pressure ulcer on hip, which resident suffered from until passing away months later. Skilled Nursing Facility – Missouri City, TexasClaim: High-fall risk resident was not closely monitored. After an […]

Three Powers Taylor Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

We are proud to announce that three of our exceptional attorneys have been recognized and selected for the prestigious Best Lawyers list for 2024! Mark Taylor was selected as a Best Lawyer for the categories of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Commercial Litigation for the 5th year. Jennifer Birdsall and Wesley Scarborough were selected […]

Cases We Filed This Month: July 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility – Lufkin, TXClaim: Long-term care resident with dementia fell multiple times in the facility. The last fall resulted in two hip fractures, the resident passed away the next day. Hospital – Houston, TXClaim: Patient developed severe stage 4 sacral pressure ulcer while undergoing treatment for sepsis, passing a couple of months later […]

Cases We Filed This Month: June 2023

Rehabilitation Hospital – Longview, TXClaim: Paralyzed patient was rehabilitating from back surgery and was not properly monitored. Permanent catheter and colostomy bag were not properly cleaned and emptied, resulting in several ER visits. Patient also developed severe stage 4 pressure ulcers, which became infected. Infection spread to patient’s bones, eventually resulting in death. Home Health […]

Cases We Filed This Month: May 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility – Odessa, TXClaim: Long-term care dementia resident with limited mobility was not repositioned, leading to development of a stage 4 sacral pressure ulcer that required hospitalization. Skilled Nursing Facility – Odessa, TXClaim: Facility failed to reposition resident with a stage 4 sacral pressure ulcer, leading to multiple hospitalizations and eventual death. Skilled […]

Bedsore Staging 101

The first question we ask when a potential case involves bedsores is “what stage is the bedsore?” Bedsore staging is the process of classifying pressure ulcers based on their severity. Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues when a person remains in one position for too long without shifting their […]

Cases We Filed This Month: April 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility – Mansfield, TXClaim: Resident rehabbing after femur repair surgery was dropped by nursing staff during a transfer, resulting in surgical plates shifting. After a second repair surgery, continued issues with surgical site infection, resulting in leg amputation and death. Skilled Nursing Facility – Dallas, TXClaim: Dementia resident suffered at least 11 falls […]

Cases We Filed This Month: March 2023

Hospital—Houston, TX Claim: Dementia patient developed severe stage 4 sacral pressure ulcer while in hospital recovering from a cardiac event, resulting in death. Orthopedic Surgeon—Victoria, TX Claim: Surgeon incorrectly positioned a hip replacement, resulting in increased length in one leg and a revisional surgery. If you have suffered similar injuries or were injured in a […]

Jennifer Birdsall: 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star

Powers Taylor LLP is pleased to announce that associate Jennifer Birdsall has been selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion in the 2023 Texas Rising Stars List. Ms. Birdsall has been honored by Super Lawyers for her outstanding work in the practice areas of medical malpractice. This is her third consecutive year to earn this honor […]

Cases We Filed This Month: February 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility—Tyler, TXClaim: Facility failed to properly assist resident who was a fall risk to the restroom, resident fell resulting in a broken hip that required surgery. Resident continued to decline, passing away two months after the incident. Hospital—Arlington, TXClaim: Facility allowed patient to develop severe sacral pressure ulcer while in a medically induced […]

Cases We Filed This Month: January 2023

Skilled Nursing Facility – Kyle, TXClaim: Facility allowed resident to develop severe stage 4 bedsore, leading to death. Skilled Nursing Facility – Rockwall, TXClaim: High fall risk dementia patient fell and fractured hip after admission, facility failed to transport to hospital for two days, resident passed away a month later. Skilled Nursing Facility—Houston, TXClaim: Resident […]

The Economics of Settlement

Clients sometimes question why we want them to consider settling their case before trial. Some view the litigation process as a type of war. They equate early settlement with a peace treaty, or even worse, a surrender. They want to win the war and have a ticker-tape victory parade. Settle? No way. What these clients […]