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April 2014 Archives

Louisiana woman suffers head injury in parking lot car accident

Louisiana residents may not consider parking lots to be particularly dangerous. However, the unique combination of vehicles and pedestrians can easily lead to a car accident without ever leaving the parking lot. Authorities are taking the opportunity to remind drivers to be certain their path is clear before maneuvering through a parking lot after a recent accident involving a pedestrian and a Jeep.

Millions of people suffer from misdiagnosis each year

For many Louisiana patients, their first contact with a doctor regarding an ailment is in an emergency room, a clinic or some other outpatient setting. A recent study indicates that as many as 12 million people each year receive a misdiagnosis during these visits. About half of those misdiagnoses have the potential of harming the patient.

Louisiana boy suffers catastrophic injuries from being hit by car

During the school year, the constant stopping and starting of school buses picking up or dropping off children can seem like an annoyance to some Louisiana drivers. Many drivers dread seeing that little stop sign lit up on the side of the bus as they hurry to their destinations. However, those stop signs are meant to keep children safe as they get on and off the school bus each day. When a driver fails to obey that sign or exercise additional caution near a school bus, a child can easily suffer catastrophic injuries or worse.

Car accident on westbound I-10 in Louisiana involved fatalities

Before 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, a man suspected of driving under the influence was traveling west on Interstate 10 through Louisiana. As he approached the bridge, he slammed into the back of another vehicle. The car accident resulted in the death of two people and injury to several others.

Grieving parents awarded $1.25M in medical malpractice claim

Some Louisiana parents know firsthand that it can be frightening when a baby is born prematurely. However, with the advances in neonatal care, premature babies have a much better chance of survival than in the past. Unfortunately, though, mistakes still occur, sometimes resulting in medical malpractice claims.