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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Louisiana patients elect to have surgery, they expect excellent and attentive care. Many patients and their loved ones may feel that the danger of surgery is over once it has been completed, but risks still exist for the patient during recovery. Patients can suffer complications such as blood clots, bleeding, infections, pneumonia and more. When medical professionals recognize early symptoms of any complication, patients may experience better outcomes. Sadly, a jury has recently determined that hospital negligence in the hours following one man's surgery likely resulted in his death.
A man is suing after staff at a hospital failed to administer medication to him that might have prevented him from suffering a stroke. The stroke occurred after a medical procedure that he had at the hospital back in 2015. Ironically, the man filing the suit for hospital negligence is the administrator of another hospital. Medical malpractice cases are heard many times throughout the year in Louisiana.
An active, healthy teenager is dead, and her family is wanting answers. The cheerleader had been seen by a doctor at the hospital nearby just two weeks prior after suffering from ongoing bouts of chest pain. Now, the family is claiming that hospital negligence caused the death of their child. Cases similar to this occur too often in the state of Louisiana.
An investigation was launched by another state after two people died at an area hospital. Hospital negligence was suggested when the report showed serious staff shortages at the facility. In fact, according to the investigation, there were times during the night that the place was so understaffed that they would have to wheel patients out of the only operating room during surgery in order to handle emergency situations. Diminished staff is an issue in many hospitals across the U.S., including in Louisiana.