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August 2015 Archives

How do I file a medical malpractice suit?

Residents in the Lake Charles area may have sought professional medical care for various injuries and illnesses over the years. In some cases, a patient will face additional harm due to a failure to provide proper care. This poor medical treatment is often caused by medical negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, hospital worker or other medical provider.

Emergency Room Doctor did not Properly Treat an Infected Wound that was Caused by a Dog Bite Resulting in a Long Hospital and Skin Grafts

Our client was bitten by a large pit bull dog on the lower left leg and left thigh. He sought treatment for the dog bite at a hospital where the wound was sutured and cleansed. The doctor placed his left leg in a mobilizer and discharged him home with a prescription for Augmentin and Vicoprofen. The next day, our client reported to the emergency room of the same hospital complaining that the area, that had been sutured, was now painful and swelling. Our client also had a very high temperature of 102.9˚. The emergency room doctor diagnosed our client with cellulitis of the left leg. He was the discharged home with instructions to continue Augmentin, and he was given a prescription for Ambien.

Bicycle accidents among adults are on the rise in Louisiana

When it comes to car accidents, no one on the Louisiana roadways is completely safe. A report released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Louisiana had the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the United States.

Speeding is a major cause of Louisiana fatal car accidents

Traffic accidents in Louisiana are the cause of multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries every year. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence or reckless behavior behind the wheel. Out of all the deaths that occur on the Louisiana roadways, more than 25 percent of them occur as a result of speeding.

Woman Suffers Tibial Plateau Fracture due to Nursing Staff Negligence

Our client was a very active 79 year old woman who enjoyed gardening, visiting with friends, shopping, and attending church. She reported to the emergency room due to weakness and fatigue after episodes of nausea and vomiting. Her chief complaints were nausea, vomiting, fever, and being weak and lethargic. Our client was seen by the emergency department staff who diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection (UTI), dehydration, and sepsis.

Spinal cord injuries can affect life in many ways

From cuts and bruises to brain damage, many Louisiana motorists experience various types of injuries as the result of a car accident. A spinal cord injury, which can occur from a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine, is considered to be one of the most serious injuries that a car accident victim can suffer from. Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for more than 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries every year. Injury to the spinal cord can often result in permanent changes in strength and other body functions.

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