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March 2016 Archives

5 Common Physician Errors in Louisiana - Facts from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical errors can cause lifelong disabilities that cost a veritable fortune to treat. This is why all physicians, doctors and surgeons must have insurance coverage for medical malpractice claims, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Medical malpractice suit follows negligent post-cancer care

Louisiana cancer survivors who have been victims of physician negligence will likely be able to empathize with a woman who recently filed a lawsuit in another state. A doctor and a medical facility are named as defendants in the claim that alleges medical malpractice related to breast surgery after cancer. According to court documents, the problems arose after the double mastectomy and surgical preparation for reconstruction of her breasts in August 2013.

New Orleans Wrongful Death Attorney Debunks 6 Common Medical Malpractice Myths

According to MedMalFacts, medical malpractice is responsible for nearly 100,000 deaths every year. Unfortunately, a health-care provider's mistake can have devastating consequences for patients. Some victims never fully recover.

Doctor's surgical errors are the basis for $1.52 million award

When a surgeon commits a careless mistake during surgery and causes an unexpected injury to the patient, the surgeon has a duty to take reasonable measures to repair and stabilize the injury. It is standard procedure to check the major systems affected by the procedure to make sure that there are no injuries. If the physician fails to do what is reasonably possible to correct the injury, and if the patient suffers serious damage from that failure, then the surgeon is liable under Louisiana law for the value of the injuries suffered as a result of those surgical errors.

3 Symptoms of Brain Damage in Children - Insights from a New Orleans Birth Injury Lawyer

Brain damage is devastating at any age, but it is particularly traumatic when infants face permanent cognitive disabilities. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, traumatic brain injuries are the leading causes of death and lifelong disabilities in infants and young childrephotodune-8326414-magnetic-resonance-image-mri-of-the-brain-show-brain-injury-xs.jpgn.

Parties announce settlement in medical malpractice claim

The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case where the plaintiff is the estate of a young woman just out of medical school can be astronomical. The plaintiff would present an actuary and other experts to establish the various elements of a damages calculation of lost wages and earning capacity over a 40-year period. The figures would be mathematically calculated over the expected life and work span of the young person, with wage and cost of living increases. The same process of calculating wrongful death damages would be used in Louisiana in a medical malpractice case.

New Orleans Pharmacy Error Lawyer Offers 9 Tips to Prevent Deadly Drug Interactions

Despite advances in the health-care industry, prescription errors still affect thousands of lives every year. These mistakes can have fatal consequences. Patients who are lucky enough to survive often face lifelong medical complications.

Decedent's estate claims doctor liable for failure to diagnose

One of the biggest sources of medical negligence claims in Louisiana and other jurisdictions is the failure of a treating physician to make a careful enough examination of the patient's symptoms and to take the indicated diagnostic and treatment actions. This may be referred to as a failure to diagnose theory, and it stands behind many claims of medical negligence that are filed. If the physician fails to follow a minimally competent protocol for diagnostic testing of indicated conditions, the outcome could be a finding of medical malpractice.

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