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July 2018 Archives

Are Lawsuits Leading to More Medical Tests?

Birth Control Devices Lead to Injuries: Pulled from Market

Paramedics blamed in malpractice case

In an emergency, paramedics are usually among the first to arrive on the scene, as many Louisiana residents are aware. Treatments administered by these individuals are, for many, the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, the family of a 30-year-old mother of two has filed a malpractice lawsuit, accusing a team of paramedics of failing to administer potentially lifesaving treatments to the now deceased woman. 

Is One U.S. Insurance Company Requiring Patients to Self-Diagnose?

On Antibiotics? Could You Be Putting Yourself at Greater Risk?

Lawsuits filed after surgical procedures fail

The term "experimental" may hold very different meanings for different patients. To a patient with a terminal illness or potentially fatal injury, an experimental treatment may be the difference between life and death, but to a patient with a non-life threatening illness or injury, an experimental treatment may be something to be cautious of. Many Louisiana residents may be particularly cautious of experimental surgical procedures

The Risks of Jump-Starting Your Car's Batteries

Why It's a Bad Idea to Use the Internet to Get Medical Advice

Death results from a failure to diagnose a brain tumor

For many Louisiana patients, the early diagnosis of an illness could greatly affect their lives. A failure to diagnose an illness in a timely manner may seriously impact the effectiveness of treatments. In some cases, the failure to diagnose an illness may even contribute to the death of the patient. 

Surgical errors results in $2 million verdict

People living in Louisiana who have had to undergo surgery know that there is usually a certain amount of risk. Over the years, medical professionals have worked to make surgeries as safe as possible for patients. Laparoscopic procedures are intended to help minimize the risk to patients. Unfortunately, one such procedure went wrong, and the surgical errors that followed caused long-term damage to the patient.

Hep C outbreak results in malpractice suit

Residents of Louisiana who are visiting hospitals rarely believe that they will contract an illness while receiving treatment for another. They are lead to believe that the hospital policies and procedures will prevent such a thing from happening. However, if an infection is released within a hospital, the resulting outbreak can cause long-term damage, and victims may choose to file a malpractice lawsuit. 

Could Objective Measurements of Pain Make Personal Injury Settlements Easier to Estimate?

New Car Features May Be Promoting Distracted Driving

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