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June 2018 Archives

Failure to diagnose HIV results in $18.4 million verdict

There are many patients in Louisiana who rely on medical testing to identify an illness or to prevent other potential medical problems. Some patients request that certain tests be performed based on their family histories, their lifestyles, their jobs, or based on a medical professional's recommendation. However, when these tests are not performed, it is possible for important information to slip by doctors. Failure to diagnose a serious illness early can cause patients to suffer for many years.

Georgia Passes Hands Free Cell Phone Law: Will Louisiana Follow?

The Unintended Consequences of Hospitals' Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Nearly $30 million awarded in medical malpractice case

As most Louisiana residents are aware, doctors keep very detailed records of a patient's health history, which includes not only past illnesses and injuries but also allergies. When treated quickly and correctly, allergic reactions are not often fatal. However, if doctors do not act quickly, or fail to administer the proper treatment for these reactions, then the results can be deadly. In those instances, families may choose to file a medical malpractice suit. A jury recently awarded $29.5 million to a family after their loved one died due to a doctor's failure to properly identify and treat her allergic reaction.  

Do You Know Your Medication's Side Effect Risks?

Have Lasik Practitioners Properly Warned Patients of the Risks?

Suicide and Wrongful Death

When Cancer Treatment Makes You Sicker

Suicide and Wrongful Death

Hospital negligence alleged after patients exposed to illness

Most patients do not consider the possibility that they may be exposed to a serious illness when they go to a hospital for the treatment of an illness or injury. Many Louisiana residents may already be aware that hospitals have a number of policies and procedures in place to help prevent the spread of illness by the staff. Unfortunately, sometimes, someone slips through the cracks, and even a single staff member can expose thousands of patients to illness. A hospital negligence suit has been filed against a hospital where thousands of patients were exposed by a nurse to tuberculosis. 

Why Do Americans With Mental Illness Die Sooner?

New Research Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

$6.8 million verdict reached in medical malpractice case

Performing surgeries on older patients can be risky as many Louisiana residents may already know. Even a common procedure with only minor or moderate risks for a younger patient can be especially dangerous for an older patient. This may be especially true if the doctor is using techniques or treatments that are considered to be outdated or dangerous. In a similar medical malpractice case, nearly $7 million was awarded to the family of a patient who died after undergoing hiatal hernia surgery.

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