Located on East Hospital Drive in Angleton, Angleton-Danbury Medical Center is one of several medical centers owned by UTMB. Serving the communities of Angleton, Danbury, Rosharon and the surrounding areas, the Medical Center serves more than 60,000 individuals. Created in 1969, UTMB acquired the hospital in 2014. The Medical Center offers 24 hour emergency services, cardiopulmonary, clinical laboratory, diagnostic services, a mammography program, outpatient surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, Angleton-Danbury Medical Center offers a variety of medical services. Angleton-Danbury Medical Center has had to grow significantly to keep up with the increasing population in the area. A 22 million dollar renovation of the hospital was completed in 2006 that introduced significant technology to the hospital.
Medical Malpractice at Angleton-Danbury Medical Center
There have been several cases involving Angleton-Danbury Medical Center. One case involved a patient who was injected with hypertonic saline in preparation for a surgery. Another case involved the death of a patient who had several respiratory problems including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, fever, and severe shortness of breath. While medical malpractice cases have the potential to severely disrupt the lives of patients, it is important to understand that these cases are capped regarding damages. The most that a patient can claim is $250,000 against a physician and $250,000 in damages from a hospital.
Angleton-Danbury Medical Center Treatment of Respiratory Illnesses
There are several types of respiratory illnesses that Angleton-Danbury Medical Center handles including asbestos treatment, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes a group of diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema that cause airflow and breathing difficulties. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths representing 1 out of 4 cancer deaths for men and women. There is also a significant risk of individuals being harmed by asbestos, a fiber used in various substances that can cause several deadly illnesses including mesothelioma. There are several potential locations in the Angleton area where workers can be exposed to asbestos. For example, Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company that has a branch located in the Angleton area that has been involved in several asbestos cases over the last few years.
Call the Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn
If you have been injured by medical negligence, or if a loved one has been injured or killed due to medical malpractice, get in touch with our attorneys today. Call 409-838-1000 or e-mail our lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation.