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February 2014 Archives

Could wireless technology help reduce medication errors?

The right medication in the right dosage can make all of the difference. It can eradicate a dangerous illness. It can take away the incredible pain that could follow a major surgery. It can even help a New Orleans resident manage what could be a debilitating disorder.

Lawsuit: cocaine use and surgery certainly do not mix

In 2008, a man was admitted to a treatment program for his suspected use of cocaine. The argument can be made that drug use such as his affects not only the user, but those in the individual's life as well. A lawsuit claims that for this man, that argument couldn't have been truer, because this man was a surgical resident.

Lawsuit: disability was price paid for failure to insert stent

The current debate over health care focuses on the increasing costs of medical treatment and insurance. The Affordable Care Act recently went into effect, specifically addressing the issue of health insurance. For one Louisiana resident, it wasn't his insurance policy that dictated the price he would pay for his care.

Statutes of Limitation or "Prescription" in Louisiana Personal Injury

I. Introduction

We are often asked "what is the statute of limitations in Louisiana for a personal injury claim?" and "what is the statute of limitations in Louisiana for a medical malpractice claim?" The short answer to both questions is one year. If it was as simple as that, though, there would only be one statute of limitation, rather than numerous codified laws addressing the issue. There would not be literally thousands of court decisions interpreting the various nuances of Louisiana law pertaining to the time limits to bring legal claims. Thus, The Bowling Law Firm presents this article on statutes of limitations, or "prescription" as the concept is referenced in Louisiana practice, with a huge caveat: Louisiana prescription law is complex and subject to numerous exceptions. There are significant questions as to when the one-year period is triggered and how and when the running of the prescriptive period stops. Prescription questions can usually only be accurately answered by qualified legal counsel in a case-specific context. The one generalization that can be made is that for individuals seeking to make claims, the risks of having a prescription problem do not lessen with the passage of time. If you think that you have a claim that you want to explore pursuing, you should seek legal counsel without delay. Legal rights can expire as time passes.