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November 2014 Archives

Distracted driving and car accidents in Louisiana

In Louisiana, a distracted driver can cost lives and property. There may be no other action that is as dangerous as being behind the wheel and focusing on other things instead of the road ahead. A distracted driver is not only a threat to other vehicles or pedestrians on the road and adjacent property, but also to the driver's own life as well.

Medical malpractice: asking for compensation in Louisiana

As medical technologies have rapidly improved over the decades around the world, especially in Louisiana and throughout the United States, people have become more dependent on higher levels of care that can improve their quality of life. With widespread use of the health-care industry, medical malpractice has also increased throughout the country, including in Louisiana. Given that the price for medical malpractice is high for victims and their families, the Louisiana state legislature has made medical care one area with clear guidelines on what constitutes malpractice and what compensation is possible for anyone who becomes a victim of malpractice.

Spinal cord injury patient partially recovers in Louisiana

Spinal cord injuries in Louisiana are not uncommon. In a recent case of treatment of spinal injury, a man of foreign origin, who was paralyzed from chest down for the past four years, has regained partial function of the paralyzed parts following a surgery. The man was attacked and stabbed in the back 4 years ago. The paralysis resulted from the injury and the wounds, leaving him with a gap of eight millimeters in his spinal cord.

How can a person file a medical malpractice claim in Louisiana?

Medical malpractice claims in Louisiana must be filed following a specific procedure. When a request for review of a medical malpractice claim is filed, it needs to be stamped and certified by the state's Division of Administration. The date of filing is generally accepted as the date of receipt of the request or the date of mailing, in the event that it is sent by registered or certified mail.

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