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May 2013 Archives

Lake Charles woman will be sentenced soon in 2012 fatal accident

Back in April 2012, a car was in the northbound lane of the Calcasieu River Bridge on U.S. 171. As the driver of that car was changing a tire, a Lake Charles woman slammed into the car killing a father and his then 13-year-old daughter. Now the woman has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with that fatal accident.

Louisiana State Police struggle with cause of fatal accident

The Louisiana State Police are still confounded by what could have caused a recent accident in Metairie. After culling through witness statements, troopers have eliminated several factors such as speed and impairment as the cause. To be thorough, they have now decided to bring in a mechanic to determine if the scooter the woman was driving at the time of the fatal accident suffered some sort of mechanical failure.

Louisiana workers' compensation: Man killed by riding lawn mower

The head of the Louisiana Cemetery and Parks Department was killed recently. It's not yet clear exactly what happened, but a riding lawn mower was found on top of him. Due to the fact that the man died in the performance of his duties, his family may qualify for workers' compensation death benefits to help them with finances as they cope with his loss.

Deaths during robotic surgeries blamed on doctor negligence

There may be surgical patients in Louisiana whose surgery was performed using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. The system is said to have many advantages over traditional laparoscopic surgery. However, there have been a handful of deaths and injuries reported that happened during surgeries using the da Vinci system. Some in the surgical field that believe the deaths and other injuries associated with the da Vinci robotic surgery system are due to doctor negligence.