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Hospital Negligence Archives

Paralyzed woman awarded $18 million in malpractice case

It is unfortunate when a patient suffers injuries while under a doctor's care, and there can be a wide variety of contributing factors. These injuries can often result in malpractice suits. Some Louisiana residents may know someone who has been injured while staying at a hospital and has chosen to file a lawsuit. A woman was recently awarded $18 million after hospital negligence resulted in the paralysis of her legs. 

Suspended doctor's mistakes result in hospital negligence lawsuit

Most Louisiana patients assume that their doctors are in good standing and are practicing medicine with a valid license. Some might be shocked to find that this isn't always the case. A lawsuit in a neighboring state was recently settled when a jury determined that hospital negligence was committed when a doctor on probation was allowed to continue treating patients. 

Family claims that hospital negligence caused a loved one's death

For many Louisiana families who have loved ones who have undergone or are planning to undergo surgery, the waiting can be both stressful and terrifying. Families and patients have to wait for a diagnosis, then they have to wait for a procedure, and then they have to wait for the results of that procedure. However, being forced to wait too long can prove deadly to patients. One family claims that hospital negligence is to blame for the death of their loved one. They claim that a delay in his surgery was directly related to the cause of death.

What You Should (and Should Not) Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

You should be able to trust your healthcare providers, especially when you are vulnerable from injury or illness. Sadly, not all patients will receive quality care at every appointment, and those who end up the victims of malpractice often suffer devastating consequences as a result.

Widow claims hospital negligence regarding her husband's death

In Louisiana or elsewhere, losing a loved one is never easy. For many the cause of death, whether it be a long-term illness, a tragic accident or a natural disaster, is ultimately unimportant. However, that opinion may quickly change if those who have been left behind believe that their loved one could have been saved. One woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that medical malpractice and hospital negligence were the cause of her husband's death.

9 Foreign Objects Surgeons Often Leave Inside Patients

Most people who undergo invasive medical procedures are well aware of surgical complications like hemorrhaging and clotting. These kinds of complications can arise in even the healthiest patients, and assuming their risk is merely part of undergoing certain medical procedures. But there are risks that patients should never have to assume during surgery, regardless of their current heath status. These include preventable complications that arise as the result of a provider or facility's negligence.

Hospital negligence results in botched pregnancy

Many couples across the nation, including Louisiana, dream of having children of their own. Some are able to easily conceive, and others feel that adoption is the best option for them. However, there are some who desperately wish to carry and give birth to their own child, but find it difficult to conceive. Many of these couples turn to fertility treatments or in vitro fertilization, which can be expensive and time-consuming, so even small mistakes can have devastating results. One family was awarded $26 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit that claimed hospital negligence was the reason for the death of one twin and the permanent injury of the other.

$4 million awarded to family in medical malpractice suit

Many Louisiana residents find comfort in knowing that some surgeries are more common than others. It sometimes helps to know that some operations are successfully performed multiple times a day. Unfortunately, mistakes are still sometimes made. However, it is when these mistakes are not properly addressed that some families feel it necessary to file medical malpractice suits. 

Emergency room malpractice leads to death of new mother

The first days following the birth of a child are both stressful and wonderful, especially after the birth of a first child. New parents from Louisiana and every other state across the nation understand the overwhelming feelings that come with being responsible for another life. No new parent should be taken from his or her child prematurely because of emergency room malpractice.