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December 2017 Archives

What Is the Rh Factor and How Can It Affect Your Pregnancy?

When it comes to prenatal care, some tests are essential, some are recommended, and some may be optional. The precise battery of screening tests and diagnostic procedures that you will undergo at your OB-GYN visits will depend on a variety of factors, including your medical history, your doctor's recommendations, and your own personal preferences.

Widow claims hospital negligence regarding her husband's death

In Louisiana or elsewhere, losing a loved one is never easy. For many the cause of death, whether it be a long-term illness, a tragic accident or a natural disaster, is ultimately unimportant. However, that opinion may quickly change if those who have been left behind believe that their loved one could have been saved. One woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that medical malpractice and hospital negligence were the cause of her husband's death.

Family Sues Health Center Over Missed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

When it comes to life-threatening, chronic, or progressive diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's, early detection can result in a more positive prognosis. By diagnosing these kinds of disease early, patients may get the opportunity to fight them entirely, better manage their symptoms and side effects, or pause and potentially reverse their progression.

Disabled woman awarded $26 million in medical malpractice suit

Patients and doctors across Louisiana breathe a sigh of relief when a surgery is successfully completed. In their relief, some may forget, if only temporarily, that it is possible for problems to arise after the surgery is over. One woman was recently awarded $26 million in a medical malpractice suit where her surgeons were determined to be responsible for injuries that resulted in her becoming permanently disabled. 

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

The brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves make up the central nervous system, which controls movement and sensation throughout your entire body. As a result, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are often devastating and can cause the permanent loss of function in certain parts of the body.

9 Foreign Objects Surgeons Often Leave Inside Patients

Most people who undergo invasive medical procedures are well aware of surgical complications like hemorrhaging and clotting. These kinds of complications can arise in even the healthiest patients, and assuming their risk is merely part of undergoing certain medical procedures. But there are risks that patients should never have to assume during surgery, regardless of their current heath status. These include preventable complications that arise as the result of a provider or facility's negligence.

Surgical errors result in lawsuit

When a patient goes into surgery, he or she is trusting the doctor to perform the procedure with the utmost care and professionalism. Unfortunately, as some Louisiana residents may know, it is possible for doctors to make mistakes, and those mistakes have the potential to cause long-term problems for the patient. The situation can also be made worse when the doctor attempts to hide surgical errors from the patient.

Errors can occur before surgical procedures begin

It isn't unusual for patients and their loved ones to worry about what will happen during surgery. Even minor or frequently performed surgical procedures can make patients nervous. However, as some Louisiana residents have discovered, it is possible for mistakes to be made before the first incision is made. 

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