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September 2016 Archives

Wrongful death suit filed after fatal Louisiana accident

Recovering damages in a personal injury or wrongful death suit will rest on determining who is at-fault for the accident. Three people filed a wrongful death suit claiming that an on-duty officer was responsible for their Louisiana mother's death.

Nursing home neglect causes countless injuries among residents

Every day, Louisiana families make the difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home. These long-term care facilities offer services to older men and women who suffer from physical and mental illnesses. However, some facilities do not provide their residents with the best quality care, resulting in injuries and deaths. The nursing home is generally liable for injuries caused by negligent or abusive caregivers employed by the home. Nursing home negligence can affect victims and their families for years to come.

Maritime worker files suit against shipbuilding company

Maritime workers in Louisiana are often at risk for on-the-job injuries due to the negligence of those who hire them. A maritime worker is filing suit against a Louisiana shipbuilding company for mental and physical injuries he suffered while working. The suit alleges negligence and violation of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. This federal law requires that those who employ maritime workers provide workers' compensation to those that are injured while on-the-job. Those who have suffered a dockworker injury are protected by this law.The man claims that he was negligently exposed to toxic fumes or loud noises while aboard various vessels belonging to the defendant. As a result, he reports serious injuries leading to permanent disability. The man also claims lost wages, medical expenses, mental anguish and pain.

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