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January 2017 Archives

What Should I Do If I Was a Victim of Malpractice?

The Washington Post reports that as of 2016, medical errors were the third leading cause of death in this country. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people.

Hospital negligence may have led to death of young girl

Before a child is born, parents are faced with numerous decisions on a daily basis regarding the care of their child. While some decisions may appear to be simple and routine, many are much more difficult to make. At times parents have to trust the expertise of others when weighing decisions for the care of their child. They often rely on the training and experience of Louisiana medical professionals when their child is injured or sick. Recently, in another state, parents believe hospital negligence led to the death of their daughter at a young age.

How Much Do Spinal Cord Injuries Cost to Treat?

The central nervous system is composed of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. According to PubMed Health, the skull and vertebral canal protect the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for controlling all bodily functions that are essential for sustaining life.

Patient's suffer as a result of surgeon's medical malpractice

When Louisiana surgeons operate on patients, they are expected to adhere to set standards established by their own medical profession. Any deviation from proper procedure can lead to unnecessary harm and injury to a patient. Recently, in a nearby state, an administrative judge concluded that a plastic surgeon committed medical malpractice. The victims feel the judge's order is the first step for some legal justice for their physical and emotional injuries.

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Malpractice

The risk of suffering an injury or illness due to medical malpractice is greater than most people realize. Each year, between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients endure some kind of medical error that contributes to their death, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient SafetyThumbnail image for iStock-501965044.jpg.

Medical malpractice ends life of new mother

Prospective new parents often worry over the birth of their child. They worry about the baby's health, size, their unknown arrival and more. Often, new parents overlook that child birth can also be risky for the mother. With today's technology and frequent prenatal visits, the health of the mother is often monitored closely. Unfortunately, despite advances with prenatal care, medical malpractice in Louisiana still occurs.

Family awarded compensation for hospital negligence

People trust Louisiana hospitals and emergency rooms on a daily basis to care for their loved ones when a health crisis arises. Unfortunately, hospitals do not always provide the highest expected standard of care. Whatever the reason for hospital negligence regarding patients, when it happens, it can have devastating consequences. Recently, in another state, a family was awarded compensation for the wrongful death of their father at a hospital.

Medical Malpractice Payouts Reach $4 Billion in United States

According to the The Louisiana Record, an Orleans Parish woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Ochsner Baptist Medical Center LLC. The plaintiff, Majella Sutton, claims that following her surgery, she noticed a leak in an incision on her abdomen. The lawsuit accuses the defendant of failing to care for the plaintiff properly, failing to diagnose the injury in a reasonable amount of time, and filing to train its staff properly.