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May 2014 Archives

Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis are all too common

Diagnostic errors are often preventable, and in the time it takes for someone to realize the mistake the patient may have received unnecessary treatment or missed out on treatment that would improve or eliminate his or her condition.

Doctor, hospital sued over unnecessary surgeries

A cardiologist and the hospital where he operated have been sued over claims that the doctor subjected patients to surgeries that did not improve their health and may have even harmed them. Malpractice lawsuits by two former patients accuse the doctor and the hospital of medical negligence and hospital negligence for implanting unnecessary  medical devices.

Failure to diagnose is common with Lyme disease

It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month across Louisiana and the country, and those out enjoying hikes or other activities in the great outdoors should take note. Lyme disease, which can develop following a tick bite, can change a person’s life forever.

Negligence lawsuits may be an alternative to malpractice claims

Families of the children who died from an outbreak of a fungal infection at the New Orleans Children's Hospital in 2008 and 2009 may have found a way to seek compensation for the loss of their loved ones, despite being barred by Louisiana medical malpractice law from filing lawsuits.

Deadly fungal outbreak prompts changes to hospital reporting laws

Laws are meant to protect the public, but unfortunately, not all harm is preventable until it is too late. Sometimes a tragedy has to occur in order to incite the public to push for change. For example, the recent discovery that a fungal infection led to five deaths at a children’s hospital has spurred Louisiana legislators to re-evaluate state health laws.