Created in 1976, Tomball Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing healthcare to individuals in the Tomball area. Tomball Regional Hospital is focused on providing individuals with a variety of medical specialties including acute inpatient rehabilitation, cardiology, emergency care, general surgery, neonatal intensive care, orthopedics, outpatient testing, physical therapy, pulmonary medicine, sports medicine, and wound care. Tomball Regional Hospital offers 191 beds and sees over 35,000 individuals each in its emergency room. Additional data reveals that the physicians at Tomball Regional Hospital perform 3,266 inpatient and 6,914 outpatient surgeries each year.
Medical Malpractice at Tomball Regional Hospital
In 2017, Hospital Corporations of America (HCA) purchased Tomball Regional Hospital. Although HCA is frequently recognized for providing outstanding medical care, there is still a risk of medical malpractice occurring at Tomball Regional Hospital and other HCA-owned facilities. In 2015 HCA a whistleblower lawsuit was filed against HCA stating the hospital was conducting medically unnecessary and substandard heart surgeries at one of their branch hospitals in Georgia. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include patients who are not adequately informed about the risks of a surgery, patients who receive the wrong medication, and patients who encounter serious complications as the result of a surgery.
Tomball Regional Hospital’s Treatment of Respiratory Illnesses
Tomball is located in Harris County and part of the Houston metropolitan area. There are several large employers in Tomball including Hewlett-Packard, Baker Hughes, and various energy companies and refineries. Many workers are exposed to daily risks. One risk is caused by constant exposure to hazardous materials. This type of material can result in several serious medical conditions including respiratory illnesses. One type of respiratory illness is mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos. Another very serious illness is lung cancer, which is often deadly because the illness is particularly hard to treat. Founded in 1907, Tomball is a very old city and asbestos was used in many buildings prior to federal legislation prohibiting this activity.
Contact a Skilled Texas Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice has the potential to seriously harm an individual. If you are harmed by medical malpractice that occurs at Tomball Regional Hospital or any other hospital in the state of Texas, our law office can help fight for the compensation you deserve.