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April 2015 Archives

How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim?

Each year, thousands of people across the United States undergo important medical procedures, and for the most part, they deliver successful results that enable the patients to continue in good health. Some of the procedures do not end well, though, and courts across the country pay outs of millions of dollars annually to people who have suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, health-care worker or institution.

What are common causes of a severe traumatic brain injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is a serious health issue that affects more than two million people each year. Whether caused by a fall or a blow to the head, the effects of a brain injury may range from a headache to permanent disability or in death as it is in about 30 percent of deaths related to injuries.

Common questions about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit

Louisiana has its own specific requirements to file a lawsuit based on claims of medical malpractice. What follows are some frequently asked questions about how to begin the process of making such a legal complaint.

Emergency Treatment and Medical Malpractice

If you sustained serious injuries in an unexpected event or accident, you may require emergency medical treatment. Under most circumstances, injured individuals are grateful for any life-saving treatment that a doctor or health-care practitioner provides, but when something goes wrong, it is common to question whether you received adequate or negligent treatment.

What Errors May Constitute Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, health-care worker or institution treats a patient in a reckless or negligent manner, and there are several different situations that may constitute a valid claim. Generally speaking, if you suffer additional injuries and pain following a procedure, there is a possibility that the doctor did not provide you with adequate care as required byThumbnail image for photodune-6929714-step-by-step-xs.jpg law.

Understanding the Malpractice Damages Cap

Undergoing a medical malpractice trial can be a difficult experience for victims. Apart from the trauma of handling the aftermath of poor medical treatment, medical malpractice is often difficult to prove. Even if you are able to prove medical malpractice, it can be challenging to collect compensation for injuries and suffering.

Diagnosis failure: how doctors start off on the wrong foot

It is a familiar saying among health care professionals and the general public alike that when it comes to the practice of medicine, the first commandment is, "First, do no harm." The axiomatic nature of this imperative is easy to understand, but even with years of education, training and experience doctors and other medical professionals are not always able to live up to it.

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