Many Louisiana residents know the fun and freedom that can come with retirement. Retirees finally have time to indulge in hobbies, travel and leisure activities, and everyone hopes to remain relatively healthy to allow them to continue enjoying themselves well into old age. Unfortunately, all too often, a senior's golden years are interrupted by a medical emergency, and sometimes, during the course of treatment, medical professionals cause unnecessary patient injuries.
As many Louisiana parents know, childhood can be fraught with challenging times, sometimes including injury and illness. Of course, in most cases, the parents of ill children welcome professional advice and will do whatever they need to do to reduce or eliminate the discomfort or pain their child is feeling. However, sometimes, a physician diagnoses a problem and prescribes treatment for reasons other than healing. Such appears to be the case in an incident involving a 26-year-old woman who is about to go on trial against a doctor and the medical center that employed him, claiming she has suffered from medical malpractice and negligence.
Anyone in Louisiana or elsewhere who is undergoing any sort of surgical procedure expects medical professionals to provide detailed information about any risks involved with the surgery. Patients can then make informed medical decisions and will also know what to expect if they experience any unusual results following the procedure. A woman in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging she was not well informed prior to an operation she underwent in 2015. Recently, a judge set a two-week jury trial for June of next year for the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Louisiana residents likely all agree that children should be allowed a healthy, active childhood. Unfortunately, some children miss out on this experience and instead have to endure medical issues they should never have to face at such a young age. A now 22-year-old woman in another state was only 12 years old when she underwent a heart transplant. Following a subsequent surgery several years later, she requires others to care for her. She was recently awarded nearly $14 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.