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December 2013 Archives

Workers' compensation claim cannot be altered, says Appeals Court

A recent Louisiana incident involving a worker on an oil production platform has made it all the way to the Appeals Court. A worker who was hurt while working filed a workers' compensation claim after he apparently injured his knee. He had originally filed for benefits, but later wanted to change his claim.

Podiatrist nightmare leads to claims of doctor negligence

A Louisiana man recently consulted a podiatrist for a foot condition that eventually required surgery. The condition started out as a lesion that was apparently under a foot bone. The podiatrist prescribed one set of treatments that permanently altered the man's life for the worse, according to the patient. The person eventually required surgery, making this a case of doctor negligence.

Family files wrongful death claim against hospital

Many Louisiana residents turn to doctors when they aren't feeling well, seeking relief. Doctors are supposed to be the ally against that which ails their patients. When the doctor not only fails to provide that relief but adds to the complaint, especially via negligent or reckless actions, that doctor becomes a danger instead. One great fear after this type of situation is that if a doctor is careless once, he can and will be careless again, which will eventually lead to the wrongful death of at least one patient.

Son dies in apartment complex stream -- wrongful death suit?

There are several factors that appeal to potential buyers and renters of real estate. For example, good schools, a fireplace and lots of good natural light help move a property quicker, as do pleasant grounds, such as a park or water nearby. One Louisiana family had no way of knowing that an apartment complex's stream would eventually lead to a wrongful death suit.

Louisiana fatal accident claims lives of woman and young nephew

Police of the Louisiana Traffic Division are still investigating a hit-and-run accident that recently occurred on Interstate 10. The accident ultimately claimed the lives of two people. Police say they have enough evidence to make an arrest in this fatal accident once they locate the driver who fled the scene.

Chronic brain tremors caused by doctor's failure to diagnose?

The brain is a very complicated organ. In fact, scientists have purportedly barely scratched the surface of understanding how it operates and how it responds to treatment. There are people who suffer from chronic brain conditions who seek treatment in an effort to eliminate or at least lessen the symptoms. One resident of Louisiana has filed a case against her doctor, alleging that his failure to diagnose her condition has caused her irreparable damage.