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Nurse's medical mistake leads to patient death

One of the biggest responsibilities Louisiana medical professionals have is to dispense medication. In a hospital, where there is a litany of medications that are designed to treat a variety of ailments, it is not unusual for there to be a mistake when these are given. Some of these mistakes are especially dangerous and can cause a patient to suffer permanent damage and even die.

Motorcycle rider dies in accident, vehicle driver arrested

Motorcyclists in Louisiana are known to be vulnerable to injuries and death when involved in a crash. If drivers of conventional vehicles lack the vigilance and care needed to ensure that riders are safe when they share the road, it is unavoidable that these accidents will occur. To compound these incidents, the driver of a passenger vehicle who has just been in a crash with a motorcyclist will often try to flee the scene and avoid responsibility. People who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident must put aside their grief and anger and think logically about the future by pursuing a legal claim in hopes of recovering compensation. This very well may be the situation for one motorcycle accident victim and the family of a man who was killed in that wreck.

Three vehicles involved in fatal accident that kills man

Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of injuries and fatalities in Louisiana. These can occur at any time and for myriad reasons. Often, it is an innocent bystander who was a passenger in one of the vehicles who ends up as the victim of a fatal accident. Since these accidents are so sudden and come without warning, those who are unexpectedly confronted with the loss of a loved one will be reeling and unsure of what they should do in the aftermath. Although it is difficult to think about as they come to grips with the accident, a legal filing is often necessary to recover compensation for what they have lost.

BLS releases latest fatal workplace accident statistics

A fatal accident can happen at any time and in any kind of job in Louisiana. While there are some jobs that are automatically assumed to place workers in danger due to the sheer nature of them, accidents and wrongful death incidents are universal. The litany of issues that accompany the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident can be complex. The statistics and research into workplace fatalities - released annually by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - can be integral when a family that has been impacted by such an incident considers a legal filing.

Distracted driving laws lower motorcycle fatal accident stats

Motorcyclists are frequently spotted on the Louisiana roads. While drivers will generally do whatever they can to maintain safety for the rider, some do not pay attention to the road. Distracted driving remains one of the biggest dangers drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will face. While lawmakers try to deal with the issue, it is important to keep track of studies regarding how distracted drivers can cause a fatal accident. With motorcyclists, this is especially problematic. A recent study indicates that the number of fatalities with motorcyclists is worse in states where there is no ban on using cellphones while driving. This could be important for those who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash and want to file a wrongful death claim.

One dead, two injured in head-on fatal accident in Lake Charles

When drivers are following all the laws and adhering to good safety practices, they stand a better chance of getting to their destination without being in an accident and suffering injuries and wrongful death. However, even when people are behaving responsibly, motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning. Sharing the road with others is a necessity and there is an unspoken expectation that drivers will try to be safe not just for themselves, but for others on the road. Unfortunately, distracted driving, recklessness, driving under the influence and negligence can lead to a crash with injuries and death. Those who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident must think about their future and consider a legal filing for compensation.

Fatal accident kills Louisiana worker

It is a difficult situation to deal with when any Louisianan suffers the loss of a loved one in an unexpected way. This is true if it is a sudden illness, a medical error or if it is an accident. These accidents can happen in any circumstance, but when it occurs while a person is at work, it is especially hard as it is often due to negligence or mistakes on the part of another worker or because there is faulty equipment. When a person has died while on the job, the family will have a lot to consider and it is imperative to have legal assistance to think about a wrongful death lawsuit.

Family suffers loss of a loved one after fatal head-on accident

When driving along the road in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana, even the most cautious and alert people are not expecting another vehicle to veer into their lane. When the vehicle comes from the other side of the road and is heading in the wrong direction, there are few places to go even if the driver has the quick reactions to try and avoid an accident. With a head-on crash, the chances of severe injuries and fatalities are substantial. There is rarely a reasonable explanation as to why a vehicle goes into the opposite lanes and drives into traffic, so when there is a crash, those who have been hurt or the family of a person who died must remember their rights to seek compensation.

Accident kills trusty on work release, injures another

A fatal accident can happen to anyone in Louisiana regardless of who they are, what they do and the circumstances under which they were in the accident. These can be work accidents, car accidents, a medical mistake and in many other situations. One common denominator in just about every one of these incidents is that there will be a family left behind who will need to move forward without their loved one. No matter how and why it happened, having legal assistance to consider a wrongful death legal filing is crucial.

Prisoner dies in fatal accident while on work release duty

In Louisiana, it is an unfortunately common occurrence for people to be injured on the job. The type of jobs in which people suffer injuries can vary, and even jobs that are not considered very dangerous can have accidents with injuries and fatalities. Some jobs are known for the risk the workers face when they do them. That includes law enforcement, emergency responders and construction workers. When there is a work accident and a loved one has suffered wrongful death in the incident, the family must ensure they are fully protected by discussing a legal filing with a qualified attorney.

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