A serious surgical procedure such as a heart transplant can be frightening for anyone. Those in Louisiana undergoing such a procedure has the right to assume they will receive the best care possible, thus easing their mind a little at such a stressful time. In fact, unfortunately, a hospital's level of care is not always acceptable, and sometimes, hospital negligence results in patient death.
All orders in a hospital are important, but some can mean the difference between life or death for a patient. The wrong dose of medicine, the wrong medicine, the wrong operation or the error of a physician can result in serious injury or death of a patient. Louisiana patients may be interested in one woman's lawsuit, claiming that she suffered because of emergency room malpractice. Although she did not die, she now claims she has suffered additional medical expenses and pain as a result of two different medical errors during her care at a hospital in another state.
Many Louisiana residents are likely aware that pharmaceutical drugs are all classified in different ways. Many drugs are controlled to help prevent overdosing and abuse of the drugs, requiring strict prescribing rules. Following 52-year-old Chris Cornell's death in 2017, his family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against his physician for negligently prescribing controlled drugs to the singer.
Sepsis is a condition in which an infection overwhelms an individual's immune system. There are multiple signs that can indicate a state of sepsis, including increased heart rate, low blood pressure, fever, increased white blood count and positive blood cultures. Diagnosing an individual with sepsis and prompt treatment is imperative to an individual's ability to survive the deadly infection. Louisiana residents may be interested in one woman's medical malpractice case that was recently settled with a physician. The woman claimed in the lawsuit that her husband died due to lack of information that could have saved his life.
There is some risk with most medical care, but many risks can be limited for most patients with a careful following of procedures and policies. When medical professionals fail to follow basic standards of care, serious permanent damage can be a potential result for a patient. Louisiana residents may be interested in the claim of one singer who experienced poor care and medical management after an open heart surgery, and has filed a lawsuit for the hospital negligence he suffered.
In an emergency, paramedics are usually among the first to arrive on the scene, as many Louisiana residents are aware. Treatments administered by these individuals are, for many, the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, the family of a 30-year-old mother of two has filed a malpractice lawsuit, accusing a team of paramedics of failing to administer potentially lifesaving treatments to the now deceased woman.
Residents of Louisiana who are visiting hospitals rarely believe that they will contract an illness while receiving treatment for another. They are lead to believe that the hospital policies and procedures will prevent such a thing from happening. However, if an infection is released within a hospital, the resulting outbreak can cause long-term damage, and victims may choose to file a malpractice lawsuit.
Most patients do not consider the possibility that they may be exposed to a serious illness when they go to a hospital for the treatment of an illness or injury. Many Louisiana residents may already be aware that hospitals have a number of policies and procedures in place to help prevent the spread of illness by the staff. Unfortunately, sometimes, someone slips through the cracks, and even a single staff member can expose thousands of patients to illness. A hospital negligence suit has been filed against a hospital where thousands of patients were exposed by a nurse to tuberculosis.
Many residents of Louisiana may personally know or know of someone whose job requires them to perform some form of manual labor. These individuals may often be very aware of their physical health because an injury could result in them being unable to perform their job. Even seemingly minor injuries or minor aches and pains can eventually worsen and result in career-ending injuries if they are not treated quickly and properly. One man was recently awarded millions after he was paralyzed due to hospital negligence.
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.