Louisiana residents who have checked into a hospital with health issues of any sort know that often medical professionals order testing of some kind in order to properly diagnose the problem. However, when the required test is not immediately available, the patient may suffer consequences. Unfortunately, sometimes these consequences can be very serious, leaving the patient believing that the situation would have been quite different had the necessary action been taken earlier. Such was the case for a severely disabled woman from another state who recently filed a $4.6 million medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital.
Most Louisiana parents can likely recall a time when their child was sick and they were challenged to use their best judgment in a very difficult and stressful situation. Typically, in the event of a health scare, parents also rely on a medical professional to provide expertise in making a decision about treatment. However, sometimes parents and professionals alike can make the wrong decision, and sadly, sometimes the results are tragic. Recently, a couple in another state settled for $750,000 in a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit after their 14-month-old daughter died following treatment for croup at a federally qualified health center.
Louisiana residents experiencing any type of physical or mental symptom that perhaps indicates a medical abnormality of some sort should be able to assume they can consult with a medical professional and receive the attention and care required. However, this is not always the case. A former inmate from another state is claiming medical malpractice caused him to endure a lengthy hospital stay and suffer from lasting spinal damage. He recently filed a lawsuit against the state, the state's corrections department, and the health care organization responsible for providing medical care at the facility in which he was incarcerated.
Most Louisiana parents understand the joy of bringing a healthy baby home from the hospital since they have personally experienced such an event. However, not all parents are so fortunate. Sadly, sometimes a birth injury occurs at some point during the birthing process, and while some of these cases can be explained as simply nature taking its course, others can be attributed to negligence on the part of the medical professionals involved.