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October 2014 Archives

What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?

Through greater medical research and awareness, the diagnosis of a concussion has become more commonplace over the past few years. Where 20 years ago a person who had suffered a concussion might be told to "walk it off," now the general medical community treats concussions with greater care and a serious tone. Concussions are classified as brain injuries and are no longer dismissed as something that will clear up on its own.

Compensation and damages may be available for surgical errors

The vast majority of the time when people in Louisiana undergo a surgical procedure they do so with the reasonable anticipation that the outcome will be beneficial to their health. And most of the time they are not disappointed in that expectation.

Race to develop Ebola vaccine raises medical malpractice risk

There are many possible reasons why certain diseases capture the country's attention, whether it is the West Nile virus, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or the disease that is currently dominating national headlines: the Ebola virus.

Medical malpractice may not be confined to hospital settings

Most of the time we think of medical malpractice incidents, our impression is that they take place in a hospital, doctor's office, or other formal health care locations. But acts of negligence that may constitute medical malpractice can occur outside of health care institutions, and may not even need to involve people whose careers are directly connected to the health care profession.

Formal requirements to commence a medical malpractice lawsuit

One of the positive aspects of Louisiana’s enactment of a body of statutory law governing medical malpractice claims is that it establishes a degree of regularity to the initiation, negotiation, settlement and if need be litigation of patients’ claims against health care providers and institutions.

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