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September 2017 Archives

What Determines the Severity of an SCI?

Spinal cord injuries are similar to brain injuries in that each and every one is different. Although healthcare providers may witness trends when treating SCIs, there is no way to predict how a particular injury might impact an individual in the long run nor if he or she will ever recover fully.

Woman Misses Deadline to Hold Hospital Liable for Husband's Death

The family of a man who allegedly died as the result of medical malpractice failed to file a wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations had passed. As a result, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the deceased's widow and surviving children could not bring claims against the providers who treated their loved one nor against the hospital where he died.

Can I Sue a Dentist for Malpractice?

It's natural to feel a little tense about going to the dentist, but if you experience debilitating nervousness before every visit, you may have dental anxiety or dental phobia. According to Colgate, fear of the dentist is actually fairly common, and up to 40 million Americans suffer from it.

What Kinds of Challenges Might I Face after Filing a Claim against My Obstetrician?

A woman can do everything right during the course of her pregnancy and still end up watching her infant suffer during labor and delivery because of a negligent obstetrician. The day you give birth should be one of the best of your life, but for victims of medical malpractice, it can be one of the worst.

Medical malpractice results in amputation of patient's leg

Individuals in Louisiana living with genetic disorders are likely very familiar with taking medications on a daily basis. These medications are often prescribed to help control these disorders so that the patient might go about his or her everyday life. So, when a doctor chooses to ignore the need for these medications, that neglect may constitute medical malpractice. This was the case for one man whose medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in an award of $40 million after his leg was amputated due to an infection he contracted because doctors advised him to refrain from taking certain prescribed medications. 

Failure to diagnose illness results in false accusations

No parent in Louisiana wants to see his or her child removed from the home due to another person's mistake. One family was split apart for nearly a year because of one doctor's mistake.  A doctor's failure to diagnose a genetic disorder resulted in the parents being falsely accused of child abuse.

Emergency room malpractice leads to death of new mother

The first days following the birth of a child are both stressful and wonderful, especially after the birth of a first child. New parents from Louisiana and every other state across the nation understand the overwhelming feelings that come with being responsible for another life. No new parent should be taken from his or her child prematurely because of emergency room malpractice. 

What Is Alarm Fatigue?

When you hear a car alarm sound on your street, is your first instinct to call the police and let them know someone is trying to break into a vehicle? What about when the smoke alarm in your home sounds? Do you grab your children, run outside, and call the fire department?

Could My Doctor Be Liable for My Opiate Addiction?

When you seek medical care following a catastrophic injury, you trust that your healthcare providers will take both safe and effective measures to facilitate pain management. This might include giving you a prescription for opiates, which are synthetic drugs derived from opium.

Surgical errors cause patient to undergo more surgery

Louisiana families know that bringing a child into the world is an amazing and somewhat terrifying experience. The memories of the day that a child is born should not be marred by pain caused by surgical errors. Such was the case for one mother who was forced to undergo more surgery to correct a preventable issue.

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