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February 2018 Archives

Early brain injuries result in awarded $11.35 million in lawsuit

Becoming a parent for the first time can be a wonderful and terrifying experience for many people. Parents across Louisiana trust their doctors to help the mother to deliver safely or to perform a caesarian section when a natural delivery is too difficult or impossible to go through with safely. Unfortunately, sometimes, the children can be harmed in these procedures. One family was recently awarded more than $11 million for the brain injuries their now 16-year-old son suffered at birth. 

How Expert Witnesses Can Strengthen Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your blood pressure always read higher in a clinical setting, such as the doctor's office, than when measuring it at home or at the drugstore? If you are otherwise healthy, you may have white coat syndrome, which is simply hypertension that arises as the result of anxiety.

Family of breast cancer survivor files medical malpractice suit

As many Louisiana residents know, a fall can be devastating to some older individuals. Depending on the age and overall health of the person, a fall can result in injuries ranging in severity from bruises to broken bones or even internal injuries. In most cases, these falls are not fatal with proper medical treatment. However, one patient's estate has recently filed a medical malpractice suit claiming that the misdiagnosis of an injury caused the benefactor's death. 

Doctor Sues Practice for Allegedly Failing to Provide Malpractice Coverage

According to the Louisiana Record, a physician in Jefferson Parish has filed a suit against his employer for breach of contract. The doctor claims the practice for which he works failed to obtain adequate medical malpractice insurance for him. In the lawsuit, which he filed in the 24th Judicial District Court, he is seeking damages for all reasonable sums due, as well as court costs and attorney fThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for photodune-6656375-medical-care-problems-xs.jpgees.

Suspended doctor's mistakes result in hospital negligence lawsuit

Most Louisiana patients assume that their doctors are in good standing and are practicing medicine with a valid license. Some might be shocked to find that this isn't always the case. A lawsuit in a neighboring state was recently settled when a jury determined that hospital negligence was committed when a doctor on probation was allowed to continue treating patients. 

4 Common Examples of Dental Malpractice

When you hear the term "medical malpractice," what comes to mind? If you're like most people, you probably think of scenarios in which surgeons operate on the wrong side of the body or leave sponges inside the cavity before closing it up with sutures. 

Family awarded $42 million in birth injury suit

Birth can be a very difficult process for both mother and child as many Louisiana residents know. Sometimes, the doctor must help the process along by using tools like forceps. However, if these tools are used improperly, they can cause serious injury to the mother or to the child. Recently, the parents of a disabled boy were awarded $42 million in a birth injury lawsuit. 

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