Medical technology has made significant improvements and changes in the lives of individuals in Louisiana and all across the world. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there are approximately 190,000 medical devices currently on the market that are approved for physician and patient use. The industry for medical devices has grown rapidly resulting in a $400 billion dollar industry. Despite the multitude of devices available, some people are questioning the safety of devices approved and the FDA approval process. One man in another state reports his personal experience with a medical device and the nerve injuries he has suffered as a result.
It isn't unusual for patients to leave the hospital against a doctor's wishes. Many Louisiana patients leave and do not suffer any long-term problems. However, one man and his family are suing a doctor after the patient suffered permanent brain injuries after the doctor allowed him to leave the hospital without treatment.
Preparing for a wedding is an exciting time for many people, especially brides. Many go above and beyond their normal routine in order to look their best on their special day. For some Louisiana residents, this might include weight loss, one or more trips to a spa, or a simple cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately for one woman, what should have been a very simple procedure instead resulted in permanent brain injuries that left her unable to care for herself.
Becoming a parent for the first time can be a wonderful and terrifying experience for many people. Parents across Louisiana trust their doctors to help the mother to deliver safely or to perform a caesarian section when a natural delivery is too difficult or impossible to go through with safely. Unfortunately, sometimes, the children can be harmed in these procedures. One family was recently awarded more than $11 million for the brain injuries their now 16-year-old son suffered at birth.
One family has been awarded over $23.1 million in a medical malpractice suit for a baby who has ongoing health issues due to birthing complications. The child reportedly suffered brain injuries due to the negligence of a neonatologist. Although this case was not in Louisiana, similar medical malpractice suits are filed in the state every year.
Under Louisiana law, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a negligent act or omission of a doctor or other health care provider. The provider can be held liable, meaning that the provider will have to compensate the patient for his or her injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may be wondering whether you can sue for medical malpractice. To help you understand your options, this post will explore the various types of brain injuries.
As have several professional athletes before him, former New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Kenny Stabler’s arranged to donate his brain and spinal cord after his death to the study of degenerative brain disease in athletes. His family also asked that donations in the Snake’s name be made to the XOXO Stabler Foundation which supports research of sports-related head trauma.
Most often when one sees or hears the term "brain injury" it is used in connection with traumatic brain injuries. As the name suggests, these kinds of brain injuries are the result of some physical impact affecting the brain. This can be the result of an external force, such an an object piercing the skull and striking the brain, or more often the result of the brain being subject to forces within the cranium, such as bruising, or a concussion that might follow a fall or a car accident.
Brain injuries in the United States are both common and potentially devastating. More than 50,000 people die each year from the effects of traumatic brain injury, and another 2.5 million visits are made by patients to hospital emergency rooms are related to TBI.
The human brain can be a study in contradictions: despite all of its power, it can also be quite fragile and susceptible to injury, especially traumatic injuries. It is this vulnerability to injury that can make recovery from a traumatic brain injury not only time-consuming, but it can also be extraordinarily expensive.