Located in Jackson, Brazosport Memorial Hospital began as Dow Magnesium Hospital in 1947. The hospital was relocated in the 1980’s and in 1984 opened as Brazosport Memorial Hospital. Offering 103 beds, Brazosport Memorial Hospital reports over 31,000 visits each year in its emergency room as well as 4,478 admissions. Additionally, the hospital reports performing 819 inpatient and 2,398 outpatient surgeries each year. The Brazosport Memorial Hospital focuses on providing patients with several specialized types of medical care including cancer care, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, emergency services, intensive women’s care, laboratory services, a lymphedema center, orthopedic care, respiratory care, surgical services, and wound care. CHI St. Luke’s Hospital gained ownership of Brazosport Memorial Hospital in 2016.
Medical Malpractice at Brazosport Memorial Hospital
CHI St. Luke’s Health is one of the largest and most recognized hospital systems in the state of Texas. Even at locations owned by CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, however, there is still a risk of individuals being seriously harmed by medical malpractice. Over the years, there have been medical malpractice claims initiated against Brazosport Memorial Hospital. In one lawsuit, it was claimed that a doctor at Brazosport administered morphine to a patient in his care that had documented allergies to the substance. This caused the patient to have anoxia to her brain and neuronal damage. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases concern individuals who are not adequately informed about the risks associated with a surgery and individuals who experience serious and unnessary complications during their care as a patient.
Brazosport Memorial Hospital’s Treatment of Respiratory Illnesses
Lake Jackson is located in Brazoria County. There are several large companies located in Lake Jackson including Buc-ee’s, the Dow Chemical Company, and the Brazosport Independent School District. There are also many energy companies and refineries located in the area. Workers in all fields are subject to some significant dangers including exposure to hazardous materials. This exposure can cause several deadly respiratory illnesses including mesothelioma, which is caused by asbestos. Another serious illness is lung cancer, which is caused by exposure to several hazardous materials.
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