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June 2015 Archives

A Woman Post-Surgery Suffers a DVT and Pulmonary Embolus that was Misdiagnosed and Untreated due to a Radiologist's Error

Radiological studies can play a very large role in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. When studies are not done or are incorrectly read the consequences can be detrimental to the patient. In this case, the patient suffered a DVT, a type blood clot that often occurs after surgeries. The DVT was missed by a radiologist in a Venous Doppler Study. Due to the radiologist's error the client suffered a pulmonary embolus. A pulmonary embolus is a blockage of blood flow in the lungs by a blood clot. Due to her suffering both a DVT and a pulmonary embolus the client now suffers from shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pains; the client also now has a greater likelihood of suffering from another DVT. The misread radiological study constituted a breach in the standard of care, and Todd Townsley was able to make a recovery for the client.

How a careless surgeon can be held accountable for damages

Louisiana surgeons are some of the best in the nation and have treated thousands of patients successfully. Patients go to these doctors regularly, trusting them with their health and their lives. However, in rare cases, surgeon negligence has caused patients serious injury and sometimes even death.

Auto accidents severely impact society and its economy-Part I

Motor vehicle accidents are a sad reality. Auto accidents continue to occur in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and elsewhere and many are injured or killed as a result. An auto accident can have lasting and devastating effects on accident victims or a victim's survivors. Additionally, these accidents also impact the whole of America's society and its economy.

Wrongful death actions in the state of Louisiana

The loss of a loved one is never easy. The situation can be worse when it is apparent that the loss was a result of someone else's negligence. Thankfully, Louisiana laws acknowledge such situations and therefore, the laws have provisions under which the accident victim's surviving family members can claim compensation. Such legal actions, which are called wrongful death actions, can compensate the survivors for medical expenses and pain and suffering before the accident victim passes away. The compensation can also cover lost wages if the accident victim earned a salary.

Medical malpractice litigation -- the steps to follow

Many residents of Louisiana may agree that medical malpractice incidences are reported quite often in the state. Generally, medical malpractice refers to injuries or damages caused by negligence on the part of healthcare professionals who deviate from the accepted standards of practice. Medical malpractice cases may include negligence during surgery, treatment or recuperation period. A victim or the family of a victim of medical negligence may sue the medical professionals or the hospital for the damages.

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