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November 2019 Archives

Which Louisiana jobs are the most dangerous?

As in most states, the job market in Louisiana fluctuates. Perhaps, you're among the rare group of workers who have been with the same company for 20 years or more. More than likely, however, you might be part of the majority, which includes people who have worked two, three or more jobs in the past 10 years or so. Some jobs are obviously more dangerous than others are.

It's not just alcohol that can make drivers unsafe

There is a lot of attention paid to the hazards of drunk driving, but it's important to remember that alcohol is not the only substance that can render a person too intoxicated to drive safely. Louisiana law takes this into consideration with its law against Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI.

Software evidence plays key role in medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice law allows injured patients or their families to hold medical care providers liable for the damages they cause when their care falls short of professional standards. But to do so, the plaintiff must show what the standard of care is, and how the care provider should have acted differently. Doing this requires some a very close look at the evidence.

What can I do if I was injured by a hit-and-run driver?

When we discuss motor vehicle accidents on this blog, we usually talk about personal injury lawsuits involving a negligent driver. The basic legal concept behind these cases holds that if a driver causes an accident through negligence, and someone else is hurt as a result, the injured party may hold the negligent driver liable for their damages. But what if you can't find the negligent driver? What if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver?

1 worker killed, another injured while hanging Christmas lights

Although some lines of work are inherently more dangerous than others, accidents can happen to all kinds of workers, in all kinds of workplaces. Louisiana's workers' compensation system is designed to help injured workers and their families in many types of work and many types of workplaces.

Study finds high rates of burnout among medical professionals

Generations of Louisiana parents have wished for their children to grow up to be doctors. Medicine is still a highly prestigious profession, and for many, a very well-paid one. However, according to a recent report, increasing numbers of doctors are unhappy with their work lives. They report feeling stressed out and burned out. Researchers worry that this situation is leading to increased risks to patients.

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