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February 2016 Archives

Wrongful death recovery can help victims' families heal

For Louisiana residents who have been involved in an accident, the road to recovery is long and difficult. Car accident victims can face countless medical bills, severe physical injuries and months of rehabilitation. For the victims that do not survive, their families will have to find a way to move forward without them. This is no easy task, especially when the deceased family member was contributing financially to the household.

A Sixteen Year Old Quadriplegic Patient Suffers a Peg Tube Displacement, Additional Surgical Procedures, and Stage IV Decubitus Ulcers due to the Poor Care and Negligence of the Nursing Staff

Our client was a 16 year old male who had been badly injured in a farming accident. He presented to the emergency department with a burst fracture at the C4 vertebrae of his neck and a spinal cord injury. Surgeons at the hospital performed a surgical fusion of his neck injury. Afterward, he was admitted to the ICU.

A Woman Suffers from a Femoral Shaft Fracture and Decubitus Ulcers due to Nursing Staff's Failure to Give Proper Assistance, Implement Turning and Repositioning Techniques, and Follow Proper Nursing Protocols

Our client was an 83 year old woman who was admitted to a nursing home to receive the adequate care and treatment that she needed. Upon her admission to the nursing home, she was identified as being high risk for falls. She was unable to stand on her own, and the staff was required to use a mechanical lift to safely transfer her. She was unable to maintain a safe upright position in a wheelchair without leaning forward and falling over. Our client sustained a fall because the nursing staff chose not to implement standard nursing interventions to reduce her risk of falling and becoming injured.

Medical malpractice claims increase for nurses

Doctors are not the only ones who face medical malpractice claims in Louisiana. A recent report by the Nurses Service Organization (NSO) shows that more than $90 million has been paid in nurses' malpractice claims over five years. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses were all included in the report.

Nursing Home Neglect Results in a Woman Suffering Multiple Bed Sores

Our client was an 84 year old woman who was placed in a nursing home facility for rehabilitation after an elective surgery. She was a very active elderly lady who enjoyed going out, gardening, and spending time with her children. When she was admitted to the nursing home she was able to move about on her own with the aid of a wheeled walker. She would often leave the facility with her daughter for outings.

Louisiana woman sues Clemco after death of husband

Losing a loved one can be a very difficult part of a Louisianan's life. Losing a loved one in a situation that could have been avoided is even more painful. For one Louisiana woman, life will never be the same now that her husband passed away. The woman believes that his former employers are responsible for his tragic death.

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