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May 2014 Archives

Medication mixups can lead to medical malpractice claims

Most adults in Louisiana know that medications can make someone either better or worse depending on whether they are properly administered. When medications are not properly administered, the ramifications can range from mild to deadly. Many medical malpractice claims have been filed due to patients suffering serious side effects such as permanent disability or death from receiving either the wrong dosage of medication or the wrong one altogether.

Underage drinking and driving ends in a Louisiana car accident

Most everyone in Louisiana knows that driving after consuming alcohol raises the risk of getting involved in an accident. When the diminished capacity that accompanies intoxication is coupled with the inexperience of a young driver, the results could be catastrophic. A recent car accident may have been caused by drinking and driving by an underage driver.

Did hospital negligence expose thousands to HIV and Hepatitis?

Louisiana readers may have heard about an East Coast hospital that must notify thousands of patients that they need to be tested for diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. It appears that hospital negligence may have exposed these patients to at least one of these diseases. The patients are diabetics who received insulin when they were hospitalized.

Driver in deadly car accident will go to trial in Louisiana

Holidays are a time to be spent with friends and family celebrating. Some of these celebrations include the consumption of alcohol. This may have been the case of a woman Memorial Day weekend 2013 who is accused of killing three people in a car accident on Louisiana Highway 61 that day.