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Healthcare groups seek to stop serious injury from medical errors

Louisianans who have a medical issue and seek treatment will do so thinking that the medical professionals will take all the necessary steps to get the correct diagnosis and act accordingly. Unfortunately, the frequency with which medical errors are made is problematic. It can cause serious injury, worsened condition and death. Medical professionals who will inevitably be confronted with legal filings for compensation due to their mistakes are also keenly aware of the problem. To reduce the troubling number of errors that are made, more than 40 healthcare organizations are banding together to try and improve various aspects of medical care.

Louisiana tops list for serious injury leading to maternal death

Having a child is an exciting time. This often obscures the reality that there are many of the same dangers involved with having a baby as there are with other medical procedures. Even more problematic is the number of maternal fatalities in the United States. Although perceived as one of the most, if not the most technologically advanced country in the world, recent research found that the U.S. is the riskiest place to give birth of all the developed countries.

Medical malpractice incidents linked to burnout in doctors

When those in Louisiana visit a medical professional for treatment, they believe they will receive the correct diagnosis, be given the proper medication, and be treated well so they can get better. However, reality says that medical mistakes will happen. Mistakes can lead to a worsened condition, serious injury, long-term damage and even death. Those involved in an accident will often question how and why it happened. One new study shows that doctors in America might be making errors due to burnout.

Seeking compensation after a birth injury

When Louisiana residents are preparing for the birth of a child, the excitement is unquestioned. For many, having a baby is the high point of life and they cannot wait for it to happen. Oftentimes, however, it is forgotten that the birth of a child is a medical procedure. With any medical procedure, the patient is putting her trust in the medical staff to perform their duties as they are supposed to and make certain that everyone - especially the mother and baby - is safe. Unfortunately, issues arise and mistakes can be made that can lead to a birth injury. Knowing when this has occurred and if the medical staff is responsible for it is imperative when considering a legal filing for compensation.

Study shows risk of worsened condition due to dirty medical tools

A nightmare scenario for Louisiana residents who undergo a medical procedure or receive treatment is if there is a mistake on the part of the medical staff. This can come in various ways. A mistake that should never happen is for people to become ill, suffer a worsened condition or die because of improper use of medical equipment. Included in that is the failure to clean equipment properly and putting patients at risk of being infected. A research study has shown that dirty medical scopes is a prevalent issue.

Deaths due to medical malpractice are a nationwide problem

Anytime a Louisiana resident or anyone across the nation goes to the doctor, there is an expectation that the issues they have will be correctly diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, mistakes happen. The scope of the problem might be vaguely understood without research into this issue, but the research is showing the dangers of a medical error and death to be far higher than previously thought. Those who have been affected or believe they might have been affected and lost a loved one because of a medical mistake should know their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Surgical equipment left inside a patient afflicts Army vet

When a person in Louisiana or anywhere across the U.S. needs to have a surgical procedure, there is a fundamental expectation that the medical professionals will behave in an appropriate manner and not make inexcusable mistakes. One that is of specific concern is if there is a surgeon mistake and a piece of equipment is left inside a patient. When this happens, it can lead to a worsened condition and even death. For people who have been harmed by this type of error, it is imperative to speak to a legal professional about a possible medical malpractice lawsuit.

Misdiagnosis often warrants a medical malpractice lawsuit

Louisianans who are seeking treatment for an illness or injury are functioning under the expectation that the medical professionals in whom they are trusting their lives will be accurate in their diagnosis. Despite all the news stories of medical mistakes leading to a worsened condition in patients and even death, there remains a fundamental trust in doctors and medical staff to be right in their assessments. Unfortunately, mistakes will continue to happen and people suffer because of it. Those who have been harmed or lost a loved one because of a medical mistake must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Surgical errors during cosmetic procedure paralyzes woman

For Louisianans and people across the nation who are striving to make themselves look and feel better, cosmetic surgery is commonplace. Often, they might not think about the dangers of the procedures and fail to realize that it is surgery and carries with it the same risks as a necessary medical procedure. Doctors and medical staff must be attentive and professional. The same standard of care is applicable for cosmetic surgeries as it is for other kinds of medical treatments. When there is an error and it causes serious injury or death, those who are affected may want to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Missed diabetes diagnosis can lead to worsened condition

Many people in Louisiana and across the nation are diagnosed with diabetes. The dangers of the condition are well-known, and people can find themselves disabled, debilitated and eventually lose their lives because of diabetes. However, for many, the condition is controllable if they receive the proper diagnosis. If they do not, it can result in a worsened condition and long-term -- even fatal -- problems. It has recently come to light that diabetes is not limited to the two common classifications, Type 1 and Type 2. There is a Type 3c that is frequently misdiagnosed as Type 2.

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