While medical patients and family members tend to entrust doctors and medical attendants with the highest degree of responsibility, to the extent of sometimes literally placing a life in their hands, there are circumstances wherein such trust may not always be proven to have been rightly placed. Doctors, like all human beings, are prone to errors and mistakes, and on occasion negligence.
It can be nerve wracking for Louisiana residents to go to the doctor. They may be afraid of having tests done on them, but the results of those tests could allow a doctor to accurately and adequately treat the condition, often leading to a remedied or vastly improved medical condition. Sometimes, though, those tests are not conducted or the results are misread. These mistakes can leave a patient with a worsened medical condition that can be life-threatening.