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October 2017 Archives

Patient injuries caused by negligence

Many Louisiana residents know that medical procedures can be stressful or even scary for patients, especially children. Parents often try to put on a brave face for their children, but many are secretly terrified of the possibility that something will go wrong during or after their child's procedure. Even small mistakes or someone overlooking just one important detail can result in patient injuries. 

4 Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

Healthcare is as much an art as it is a science, and there are countless factors that affect how someone will respond to a particular procedure or medication. When patients do not thrive from the treatment modality that their provider prescribed, that does not necessarily mean they were the victim of malpractice.

Can Men Suffer from Birth Trauma, Too?

Nowadays, it is the norm rather than the exception for men to attend the births of their children. According to the BBC, approximately 86 percent of men are present for labor and delivery.

$4 million awarded to family in medical malpractice suit

Many Louisiana residents find comfort in knowing that some surgeries are more common than others. It sometimes helps to know that some operations are successfully performed multiple times a day. Unfortunately, mistakes are still sometimes made. However, it is when these mistakes are not properly addressed that some families feel it necessary to file medical malpractice suits. 

$11.3 million awarded to family because of a failure to diagnose

Illness and injury are never far from most Louisiana parents' minds. Especially in the early years of a child's life, parents may often rely on doctors' knowledge and advice to ensure that their child remains in good health. Therefore, a doctor's failure to diagnose a serious illness has the potential to be a source of great stress and hardship for parents.

Woman awarded nearly $5.8 million in medical malpractice suit

Louisiana residents know that the job market can be brutally competitive. Even the slightest detail can be the difference between being offered a job and being passed over in favor of another individual. Some employers even consider an applicant's medical conditions. These conditions may be genetic or they may be the result of a doctor's mistake, as was the case for one woman who was awarded more than $5 million in a medical malpractice suit. 

Understanding the Emotional Toll of Negligent Healthcare

It's easy to entrust your car to a mechanic or leave able-bodied plumbers to repair your septic tank. When it comes to your health, though, you're literally putting your life in someone else's hands. That's why it can be traumatic to learn a healthcare provider violated your trust by failing to provide a reasonable standard of care.

How Can You Help Your Partner Cope with the Emotional Impact of a Traumatic Birth?

Carrying a baby to term can be both physically and emotionally draining, but couples who are expecting tell themselves it will all be worth it once their child is born. Giving birth is supposed to be one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life; however, labor and delivery is still a medical procedure, and during medical procedures, there is always the chance that something might go wrong.

Mother awarded $3 million in birth injury lawsuit

Most Louisiana mothers dread even the possibility of complications during their pregnancy or during birth. Thankfully most of these fears are never realized. Thorough communication between doctor and patient can help to eliminate many problems before they start. However, there are occasions where future parents are not fully informed of the possible risks involved in a procedure, and the result is a birth injury that they are in no way prepared for.

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