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December 2014 Archives

Did hospital negligence cause Louisiana woman's broken hip?

Families in Louisiana often entrust the care of their elderly family members who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's to nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities. Patients and their families expect a certain level of care, even when under the care of a facility on a temporary basis. When hospital negligence shatters those expectations, a medical malpractice claim may be an appropriate option.

1 dead in 4-car accident on Louisiana 342

Anytime a death occurs in a collision, toxicology samples are taken from all of the drivers involved to determine whether impairment was a contributing factor. A recent four-car accident on Louisiana Highway 342 was no exception. One man lost his life in the crash, which is still under investigation.

Passenger ejected in fatal accident on I-20 in Louisiana

Being aware of potential hazards is one of the most important tasks a Louisiana driver has while on the road. Other vehicles, people and objects in the road can come into the path of a driver at any time. How the driver handles the situation can determine whether a serious or fatal accident will occur.

Victim in fatal accident was Landrieu campaign worker

United States Senator Mary Landrieu was up for re-election this year. As part of her campaign efforts, people walked around Louisiana's neighborhoods. At times, this exposed them to the same potential of being involved in a fatal accident as any other pedestrian. Recently, a 23-year-old woman doing some canvassing for Sen. Landrieu's campaign was struck and killed.

Explosions on offshore oil platforms can injure or kill workers

Most Louisiana residents who work in the oil industry already know that even when an offshore oil platform is not producing oil, it can still be a dangerous place to work. Explosions do not only happen during production. Other activities on the platform can lead to an accident.