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March 2019 Archives

Study shows errors in diagnosis a common cause of concern

When Louisianans have a health issue, seeking treatment from a medical professional is the natural and wise thing to do. While most people obtain proper care and avoid often feared of medical mistakes that result in a worsened condition, long-term medical problems, or death, some individuals do suffer serious injuries and death due to medical errors. The damages caused by these incidences can be tragic and overwhelming, which is why it is imperative that victims and their families consider legal action.

What should I know about retraining with workers' compensation?

When Louisianans suffer workplace injuries, workers' compensation benefits can provide for them financially while they are unable to work and need medical care. People might be under the impression that these cases are rife with disputes and each one is scrutinized before the workers' compensation benefits are approved. That is not the case. However, there are often disagreements between the injured worker and the insurer as to how the rehabilitation will be handled. Understanding what the law says about the alternatives for a worker who has undergone rehabilitation and can return to work, as well as retraining for a different job, are key considerations.

Drowsy driving from changing clocks can spark car accidents

For Louisianans and people across the U.S., the spring time change when the clocks are moved an hour forward to gain an hour of daylight might seem to be a minor issue. Many see it as a small adjustment with the inconvenience of a lost hour of sleep, but it takes a short time to grow accustomed to it.

Fatal accident believed to have been due to speeding driver

Drivers in Lake Charles and across Louisiana are putting their trust in other motorists when they are on the road. Therefore, safety is only ensured when everyone adheres to the posted speed limit, refrains from driving under the influence, keep both eyes and hands on the road avoiding distractions, and not behaving recklessly. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow these basic rules and accidents happen because of it. Many times, the accident does not injure or kill the driver who was exhibiting these dangerous behaviors, but leads to a wrongful death incident with innocent individuals, as illustrated by a recent crash.

Beware of unanticipated hazards while operating heavy equipment

If you work as an operator of heavy equipment in an industrial facility or construction site in Louisiana, you would likely have the required training and qualifications to do so. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration expects your employer to protect your health and safety on the job. A part of that responsibility is to provide safety training that will prepare you to deal with known hazards linked to the equipment.

Motherhood, burnout and medical malpractice might be linked

When Louisianans think about medical errors and what caused them, they will inevitably consider simple carelessness, a lack of experience, miscommunication between medical professionals and other common reasons why these dangerous incidents occur. A careless surgeon, a general practitioner who made the wrong diagnosis, wrong-site surgery and medication mistakes can happen for a variety of reasons.

Pedestrian accident fatalities the highest in three decades

Most Louisianans understand the need to be cautious when walking near streets. Given the number of distracted drivers, motorists who are under the influence, and reckless or negligent driver, there is always a chance that a pedestrian-auto accident will occur. Statistics regarding pedestrian accidents and fatalities give a sense of the scope of the problem.

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