Having to go to a hospital is usually an experience that raises as many questions while also providing answers. For an expecting mother in Texas, a hospital stay can offer reassurance that a pregnancy is progressing as planned, but it can also bring up many questions about pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery after birth. In some cases, delivery room negligence during or before birth may cause pregnancy-related injuries - these injuries, in turn, can spark the need for more information regarding negligence in Texas law.
For severe birth injury and pregnancy-related injury cases, a family might encounter the term "gross negligence." As defined by the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, gross negligence means either an act or an omission which entails an "extreme degree" of risk when viewed in an objective manner at the time of occurrence. The risk refers to potential harm done to a patient - in particular, the magnitude and probability of such harm.