People requiring care in a hospital emergency room are entitled to receive necessary medical attention, testing and treatment, and no detail regarding socioeconomic status or ethnicity should influence the level of care they receive. Most Louisiana residents would likely agree with this statement. However, a family in another state claims the level of care given to one of their members at a hospital emergency room did not meet the same standard applied to higher-income patients . The family subsequently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital, and the facility recently agreed to settle for $3.8 million.
Bringing a child into the world is often referred to as one of the happiest moments in a woman's life and after the birth the mother's first concern is for the health of her child. Fingers and toes are frequently counted to make sure there are 10. When a child's health is in jeopardy or an illness has been diagnosed, there is little a parent won't do to help the child in Louisiana. Parents will look to the best physicians available to care for their child. If surgery is required, the possibility of surgical errors will probably be far from a parent's mind.
Many Louisiana residents can understand the feelings of fear and anxiety that arise when they are handed a cancer diagnosis. Most people in this position likely worry about how the illness will affect their lifestyle in the future and even whether they will have much longer to live. A man in another state not only had to endure such thoughts but also underwent surgery to treat the problem, only to discover he was a victim of misdiagnosis. He and his wife were recently awarded $12.25 million in a medical malpractice suit.
A person entering a medical facility as a patient may have many reasons for doing so: medical consultation, childbirth, surgery or some other necessary procedure. No matter the purpose, all patients, whether in Louisiana or elsewhere, have the right to expect privacy during such times. However, at least 80 women have filed a lawsuit against a hospital in another state, accusing the facility of hospital negligence, as well as invasion of privacy and the unlawful recording of private information.
Louisiana parents will likely attest to feeling some distress during a time when their child was in pain or discomfort of some sort and required medical intervention. When such situations occur, a parent not only hopes that a medical professional will take quick action to remove the pain, but also that he or she will deliver a proper diagnosis to get to the root of the problem in a timely manner. This way, the necessary treatment can begin before the situation worsens. Unfortunately, a family in another state did not encounter this type of experience when they took their 4-year-old to a doctor for testicular pain, and the parents recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.