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July 2017 Archives

Home day care provider guilty of causing brain injuries on infant

Perhaps one of the hardest cases of personal injury to process is one that involves a child. When a person entrusts the care of their child to a professional, they do so with full trust that the child will be safely cared for. For one parent in another state, fears became reality when it was discovered that the person who was trusted to care for a baby ended up causing serious brain injuries. Although this particular case did not happen in Louisiana, it is the kind of nightmare that could take place anywhere.

Is It Possible to Prevent Brain Damage Following Oxygen Deprivation?

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a birth injury that arises as a result of oxygen deprivation, and it can have devastating and even fatal consequences. According to Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, HIE occurs in up to 2.5 per 1,000 live births in developed countries.photodune-6540468-brain-injury-xs.jpg

Do Electronic Health Records Reduce Medical Malpractice?

According to Modern Healthcare, 96 percent of hospitals in the United States have adopted electronic health record (EHR) systems as of 2015. Both patients and providers are benefitting from the use of EHRs, but no recordkeeping system is foolproof when it comes to preventing medical malpractice.

Why Do Medication Mistakes Occur?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, medication mistakes are the most common medical error in primary care clinics. Sadly, anyone can be the victim of a prescription error, and depending on the circumstances, the consequences can be devastating.

3 Facts You Should Know About Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have a duty to provide reasonable and attentive care to each and every one of their patients. If they breach this duty and a patient sustains a serious injury or an illness as a result, he or she has the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

Family claims hospital negligence caused teen's death

An active, healthy teenager is dead, and her family is wanting answers. The cheerleader had been seen by a doctor at the hospital nearby just two weeks prior after suffering from ongoing bouts of chest pain. Now, the family is claiming that hospital negligence caused the death of their child. Cases similar to this occur too often in the state of Louisiana.

Failure to diagnose: New hope for cancer patients in lawsuits

Federal lawmakers are currently reviewing the laws and limitations that are placed on medical malpractice cases. Reform is needed in many different areas in various states. In one state, for example, cancer patients are being victimized because of a failure to diagnose law that has been on the books for some time. Although Louisiana has its own laws when it comes to medical malpractice, any type of reform at the federal level would impact all 50 states.

What Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability among children, but knowing that your child is not alone in his or her condition does not necessarily make coping with it any easier. People with cerebral palsy may experience visual, hearing, speech, or intellectual impairments, as well as issues with motor functioning and coordination, and it can take a toll on the entire family.

What Are the Risks Associated with Anesthesia?

According to WebMD, the risks associated with anesthesia are fairly low nowadays--as long as you have attentive healthcare providers. When negligent anesthesiologists breach the standard of care, though, the resulting complications are often devastating, and they can even be fatal.

State verifies low standard of care at 1 hospital

Investigators for another state have found less-than-ideal conditions at Tulare Regional Medical Center. The low standard of care was substantiated by an investigation by the Department of Public Health for that state. This investigation was prompted by a high number of complaints against that facility. Although this investigation was not in Louisiana, all 50 states receive similar complaints throughout the year.

Should I Undergo an Amniocentesis?

As women age, their risk of suffering pregnancy complications increases. Obstetricians consider pregnant women who are older than 35 to be of advanced maternal age, and the standard of care for these patients includes advising them of the risks that their age poses to both themselves and the bphotodune-3550202-birth-xs.jpgaby.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Undergoing any kind of medical procedure poses certain risks, but healthcare providers have an obligation to mitigate these risks by providing a certain standard of care. If they fail to provide reasonable care and their patient dies as a result, the deceased's family has the right to sue the liable party or parties pursuant to Article 2315.2.

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