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April 2017 Archives

Elements involved in wrongful death cases

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a person in Louisiana can go through. There are many emotions that can result when such tragedies occur. Of course, a deep sense of sadness is often prevalent. But in cases where there was another party involved, and that party acted in a way that directly contributed to the cause of a loved one's death, it is understandable to feel anger as well. If it was someone else's negligence that lead to their loved one's death, the victim's survivors may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Pharmaceutical companies and medical malpractice

As many Louisiana residents are aware, there is a trust implicit in the relationship between patients and doctors. Because of their expertise, patients trust that doctors will treat them with care and knowledge. However, even with extensive training, doctors can still act in ways that can lead to a case of medical malpractice.

How to deal with problems related to workers' compensation

Louisianans who are injured in a workplace accident or suffer a condition or illness related to their employment will undoubtedly be aware of workers' compensation benefits. There might be a notion that these benefits will be provided when the person has proof that he or she is suffering from the illness, condition or injury. However, there are times when a problem might arise in relation to a claim. A worker must know how to handle any issue that comes up through mediation or filing a dispute.

First steps after medical malpractice

Louisiana residents who seek treatment from a medical professional likely expect to be treated with the utmost care. After all, the reason a person goes to see a doctor or nurse is to get better -- not worse. However, in some cases, it is possible to go to a medical professional and end up with a worsened condition. In such cases, it may be possible to pursue legal action in order to obtain compensation from the party at fault.

After a fatigue-related semi crash, compensation is not a dream

A good location comes with many advantages. For instance, the strategic placement of Lake Charles allows for the flow of commerce in an out of the waterway to the Gulf, via Interstate 10 to and from Texas, and along several state highways. Large trucks play a major role in the local economy here in Louisiana's western gateway, thanks to the excellent infrastructure.

Smartphone use and being a distracted driver go hand in hand

It is an unfortunate reality that there will be a significant number of drivers on the road who operate their vehicles while distracted by a smartphone or some other device. There is an inherent danger with this behavior and it is causing motor vehicle accidents. Research is examining this phenomenon and finding that it is far worse than initially thought. Louisiana residents who are in a car accident should be cognizant of this.

Who is responsible in medical malpractice cases?

Louisiana residents who seek out medical help likely trust that they will be treated with the utmost care. After all, in many of these cases, a person is trusting a medical professional with his or her life. However, medical professionals are human, just like anyone else. It is possible for accidents to occur that can have dire consequences for the patient. If negligence was involved, it may be possible for victims to pursue a lawsuit in order to seek compensation from the responsible party.

A lawyer can help file a wrongful death product liability case

When Louisianans place their lives and the lives of their loved ones in the hands of others by using a product, they are not expecting that product to have flaws that make it dangerous. However, it is a reality that there are sometimes products made that can be dangerous and cause injury and death. These can range from an automobile, medical items, toys, equipment and just about anything else. Knowing what to do after there has been a death is often the key to a successful legal filing.

Louisiana woman sues parish and man after car crash

A car accident in Louisiana can occur in sometimes the most unlikely situations. Many accidents occur when people are at their most comfortable -- driving through their neighborhood, for instance, or on their daily commute to work. Sometimes, too, an accident can occur that involves an unexpected car. Police vehicles, commercial trucks and government cars can all become involved in an accident. In certain situations, this may change the way a legal case plays out.

Welders beware - multiple safety hazards on the job

Are you a welder at one of the many industrial plants in the metropolitan areas within and surrounding Lake Charles? Like other welders in industries such as automotive, maritime, industrial construction and more, you probably face life-threatening or debilitating hazards every day. Welding accidents are known to cause severe injuries, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says of every 1,000 career welders, four will succumb to welding accident injuries.

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