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September 2015 Archives

Who should I sue in connection with my medical malpractice claim?

Consider a scenario in which you were involved in a traffic accident that causes you injury which requires hospitalization. While you're in the hospital, you suffer further harm as a result of an incident of medical malpractice. Under Louisiana law, who should you sue to recover money damages for the harm that you have suffered?

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses 3 Reasons Why Spinal Cord Injuries Are Expensive to Treat

As if the physical pain wasn't enough, many medical malpractice injuries are expensive to treat. They can also be immediately debilitating, preventing victims from returning to work or completing day-to-day activities. 

What is Erb’s palsy?

Birth injuries due to negligence and medical malpractice can have lasting consequences on the victims and their families. Some injuries, such as lacerations and bruising, are more minor and could often heal with time. Others can be chronic and disable the infant for the duration of their life. Erb’s palsy is an affliction that is caused by an injury received during birth. The effects of Erb’s palsy vary between mild and serious, depending on the extent of the injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Prognosis and Treatments

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating - particularly when they result from a botched medical procedure. Most spinal cord injuries are sudden and unpredictable, and they can have an immediate and lasting impact on the victim's life.

Medical malpractice during birth can lead to a brain injury

Many children in Louisiana who are otherwise born perfectly healthy suffer brain injuries during birth that affect them for the rest of their lives. These injuries are not natural occurrences or unavoidable instances; they are received due to the medical malpractice of doctors and nurses.

4 Examples of Surgical Errors That May Constitute Malpractice

Mistakes during surgery are more common than you might realize. In fact, according to WebMD, more than 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery each year across the United States. These errors result in a payout of more than $1.3 billion for malpractice annually.

Psychiatrists can be liable for malpractice, too

When Louisiana residents hear the phrase “medical malpractice,” they likely think of a surgical error, or perhaps a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine. In most cases, they would be right. These are some of the most common forms of medical malpractice. But non-traditional doctors can also be held liable for their patients’ health.

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