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February 2017 Archives

Patient Sues Dentist for Excessive Pain

photodune-7329731-beautiful-smile-xs.jpgAccording to the Louisiana Record, a patient is suing his dentist over a dental procedure that left him in excessive pain. The plaintiff is claiming medical malpractice because he believes the defendant failed to treat him using a reasonable standard of care.

Patient Sues Dentist for Excessive Pain

According to the Louisiana Record, a patient is suing his dentist over a dental procedure that left him in excessive pain. The plaintiff is claiming medical malpractice because he believes the defendant failed to treat him using a reasonable standard of care.

Man Claims Prescription Error Caused His Stroke

Medication errors are one of the most common causes of medical malpractice in the United States, and they can have devastating repercussions. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, medication errors result in at least one fatality every single day and injure an additional 1.3 million people every year.

Medical malpractice cases are subject to statute of limitiations

Despite increased regulations, advances in technology, digital documentation and extensive opportunities for continuing education, patients are victims to medical malpractice on a regular basis. Although most medical malpractice cases do not involve medical professionals who intended to cause harm, they do have long-term financial and physical consequences for patients. As in many states, Louisiana has a statute of limitations, requiring patients to file any suspected malpractice claim within a year of which the incident occurred.

When Should I Seek a Second Doctor's Opinion?

Medical malpractice is far more common than most people realize. According to a review published in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients suffer some kind of preventable harm annually that ultimately contributes to their death.

Can I Sue a Pharmacist for a Prescription Error?

U.S. News & World Report encourages patients to seek a second opinion if their doctor prescribes a particularly toxic or invasive treatment. Misdiagnoses are more common than many people realize, and taking the wrong medication or dosage could cause severe complications and possibly death.

Multiple medical malpractice lawsuits filed against hospital

Using sterile needles, medicines and intravenous fluids on patients is established standard of care. Keeping anything injected into a patient sterile is vital to preventing life altering and/or threatening illness. Louisiana patients trust medical staff to follow standard practice for their health safety. Recently, a hospital employee in another state allegedly endangered hundreds of patients when he tampered with intravenous medications prior to its administration to patients. Many patients are now filing medical malpractice lawsuits as a result.

7 Medical Conditions That Doctors Commonly Misdiagnose

When you hear the term "medical malpractice," do you imagine a doctor operating on the wrong part of the body? Most people are surprised to learn that it's actually misdiagnoses, not surgical errors, that result in the most malpractice settlements in the Unites States.

How Can Medical Malpractice Result in a Spinal Cord Injury?

The central nervous system is responsible for ensuring the rest of the body's organ systems function as they should. The brain and the spinal cord make up the CNS, and injuries to either can be devastating because of their control over the entire body.

Parents awarded millions in medical malpractice lawsuit

Despite advances in technology and improved monitoring systems, Louisiana mothers and children could be harmed or even die during childbirth. Many of thee tragedies are preventable. If a hospital or medical professional is negligent in the care of a mother or child, it may constitute medical malpractice.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is always devastating, and losing someone to an easily preventable illness or injury can be downright unbearable. Everyone mourns in their own way, and some people may never find closure following an accidental death, but they can take comfort in the fact that they are not alone.

Investigation Reveals the VA Misdiagnosed Thousands of Veterans

A late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can be detrimental to a patient's health. Not only does it prevent malpractice victims from getting the care that they need when they need it, but it can also result in unnecessary treatments that cause severe negative side effects.

Families can seek compensation for medical malpractice

Sepsis is a serious late stage of an infection that can be fatal if left untreated. Classic symptoms of sepsis include low blood pressure, high heart rate and elevated white blood cells. Those in Louisiana who develop sepsis or sepsis-like symptoms most likely warrant a full evaluation in a medical facility. In a nearby state, a medical malpractice lawsuit claims a patient's symptoms of sepsis were inadequately treated, which may have contributed to his death.