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April 2018 Archives

Prince's family claims medical malpractice

Music fans across the county, including many Louisiana residents, were devastated by the news of Prince's death in 2016. At the time, the authorities claimed that no one would be charged with the singer's death. However, a significant number of his fans might be unaware that the family has since filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital where he received treatment not long before he died. 

What is Suspected Spinal Injury Protocol and What Should You Do If You Suspect Spinal Injury?

How to Avoid Deadly Pharmacy Dispensing Errors

Medical malpractice lawsuit against freestanding emergency room

There are freestanding emergency rooms all across the country. Many Louisiana residents may have visited one rather than driving to a full hospital. One family took their daughter to one of these freestanding clinics for treatment of a cut she received while swimming in a lake. However, after numerous problems and more than $100,000 in additional medical costs, the family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the emergency room, which unexpectedly closed a few months after their visit. 

What Should You Look for in a Primary Care Physician?

5 Common Mistakes Doctors Make When Performing C-Sections

Parents claim that medical malpractice contributed to son's death

Many Louisiana parents with children who suffer from developmental problems worry that their children will suffer a premature death as a result of those conditions. The care and advice given by doctors and other medical professionals goes a long way to help ease some of these worries. However, sometimes after the death of someone suffering from a developmental disorder, families do not believe that everything that could have been done to prevent their loved one's death. The family of a 16-year-old boy claims that medical malpractice contributed to the boy's untimely demise. 

What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Failure to diagnose contributes to patient's death

Cancer is one of the worst diagnoses that a patient can receive. If the illness is caught soon enough then some patients may take comfort in knowing that they might have enough time for their treatments to be effective. Unfortunately, as some Louisiana residents have discovered, a failure to diagnose serious illness early can severely impact the effectiveness of treatment. A former patient's family was recently awarded $4.2 million after a failure to diagnose kidney cancer was determined to have contributed to the patient's death. 

Doctor made famous by reality TV is sued for medical malpractice

Watching reality television has become a favorite pass time in many Louisiana homes. There seems to be a reality show for nearly any type of interest, including celebrities, survival shows, extreme weight loss programs or botched surgeries. Some of the individuals, especially doctors or other frequently sought professionals, become so well known that people seek their services outside of the show. A surgeon who was made famous for performing life-saving weight-loss surgeries on My 600-lb Life has recently been sued for medical malpractice after a piece of metal and tubing was found inside of one of his former patients. 

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