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December 2015 Archives

What Damages Can I Recover after a Spinal Cord Injury? New Orleans Accident Lawyer Explains

Back injuries are notoriously debilitating. In addition to the physical limitations and mental hardship, many victims face exorbitant medical bills. However, if you suffered a spinal cord injury due to another person's negligence, then an accident lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for lost income, medical expenses and other damages.

Medical malpractice needs both negligence and resulting damages

The implantation of medical devices even by experienced physicians can sometimes result in disastrous results if all proper protocol are not followed. Furthermore, the failure to diagnose a related heart condition may be evidence of medical malpractice, both in Louisiana and throughout the country. It is always necessary, in any event, for the alleged negligence to be the legal cause of the patient's ensuing complaints.

Medical malpractice can involve liability to third parties

Is it medical malpractice for doctors at a hospital to fail to warn a patient that pain killers administered to her might impair her ability to drive? The highest court in one state has ruled that it is medical malpractice, and that a lawsuit filed by an accident victim must be allowed to go forward against the hospital and the doctors. Based on prior medical negligence holdings in Louisiana, it is reasonable to conclude that the same rule may be applicable here.

You Won't Believe the Top 5 Pharmacy Errors in New Orleans - Overview from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Although modern medicines can save lives, a prescription mistake can lead to medical complications or worse. According to the National Patient Safety Foundation, 1.5 million Americans take medicines incorrectly each year, which causes serious side effects for at least 1.3 million of them. This is where a medical malpractice attorney may be able to assist.

Medical malpractice case heads to Louisiana Supreme Court

Last week we addressed the possibility that not every claim of medical malpractice brought in Louisiana will result in an immediate favorable outcome for the plaintiff, and that sometimes appeals to the state's appellate courts may be necessary to persevere. A case that is now on its way to the Louisiana Supreme Court offers a timely example of how this concept can apply in actuality.

What happens if I lose my medical malpractice lawsuit?

Not every medical malpractice lawsuit will lead to an immediate favorable outcome for the plaintiff. Given the complexity of both the underlying medical practices that allegedly led to the plaintiff's harm and the Louisiana law that governs medical malpractice actions, it is possible that the trial court can make a mistake in favor of the defendant physician. Such an initial decision, though, is not necessarily fatal to the plaintiff's chances for recovery.

You Won't Believe the 6 Most Common Birth Injuries in Louisiana - Facts from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Although negligence is not responsible for all birth injuries, diligent medical care can prevent the majority of them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains just how prevalent birth injuries are in America. They lead to lifelong consequences, including disfigurement and the need for ongoing care.

Understanding the different types of brain injuries

Under Louisiana law, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a negligent act or omission of a doctor or other health care provider. The provider can be held liable, meaning that the provider will have to compensate the patient for his or her injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may be wondering whether you can sue for medical malpractice. To help you understand your options, this post will explore the various types of brain injuries.

5 Fatal Anesthesia Mistakes - Insights from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Physician errors are more common than most people assume, but some examples of negligence are far worse than others. Anesthesia mistakes, in particular, can lead to long-term complications or death. Victims often face exorbitant expenses for health-care bills and ongoing treatment, but a medical malpractice attorney may be able to recover some of these financial losses.

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