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Parents claim that medical malpractice contributed to son's death

Many Louisiana parents with children who suffer from developmental problems worry that their children will suffer a premature death as a result of those conditions. The care and advice given by doctors and other medical professionals goes a long way to help ease some of these worries. However, sometimes after the death of someone suffering from a developmental disorder, families do not believe that everything that could have been done to prevent their loved one's death. The family of a 16-year-old boy claims that medical malpractice contributed to the boy's untimely demise. 

Failure to diagnose contributes to patient's death

Cancer is one of the worst diagnoses that a patient can receive. If the illness is caught soon enough then some patients may take comfort in knowing that they might have enough time for their treatments to be effective. Unfortunately, as some Louisiana residents have discovered, a failure to diagnose serious illness early can severely impact the effectiveness of treatment. A former patient's family was recently awarded $4.2 million after a failure to diagnose kidney cancer was determined to have contributed to the patient's death. 

Woman claims medical malpractice 14 years after the procedure

Planning for the birth of a child is a time of celebration for most. Parents in Louisiana and other states find that the preparations leading up to the birth of their child to be one of the most exciting times in their lives. A military mom was admitted to a hospital eager to meet her youngest son for the first time. Now, 14 years later, a medical malpractice claim has been filed against the hospital for leaving a broken 3-centimeter needle in her spine.

Louisiana Appeals Court Dismisses Malpractice Case for Missed Deadline

Physicians Admit One-Fifth of All Medical Care Is Unnecessary

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Possibly fatal diagnosis results from initial failure to diagnose

It isn't unusual for malpractice attorneys to become familiar with medical procedures, as many Louisiana residents may be aware. They also become familiar with the many ways that these procedures can go wrong. However, despite what they know, many may not think about being victims of medical malpractice themselves. A malpractice attorney was diagnosed with inoperable kidney cancer after a failure to diagnose a malignant tumor in 2009. 

How Expert Witnesses Can Strengthen Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your blood pressure always read higher in a clinical setting, such as the doctor's office, than when measuring it at home or at the drugstore? If you are otherwise healthy, you may have white coat syndrome, which is simply hypertension that arises as the result of anxiety.

Family of breast cancer survivor files medical malpractice suit

As many Louisiana residents know, a fall can be devastating to some older individuals. Depending on the age and overall health of the person, a fall can result in injuries ranging in severity from bruises to broken bones or even internal injuries. In most cases, these falls are not fatal with proper medical treatment. However, one patient's estate has recently filed a medical malpractice suit claiming that the misdiagnosis of an injury caused the benefactor's death. 

Doctor Sues Practice for Allegedly Failing to Provide Malpractice Coverage

According to the Louisiana Record, a physician in Jefferson Parish has filed a suit against his employer for breach of contract. The doctor claims the practice for which he works failed to obtain adequate medical malpractice insurance for him. In the lawsuit, which he filed in the 24th Judicial District Court, he is seeking damages for all reasonable sums due, as well as court costs and attorney fThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for photodune-6656375-medical-care-problems-xs.jpgees.