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December 2016 Archives

Cerebral palsy is a common birth injury but may be preventable

Having a child is the most momentous occasion in many people’s lives and for most it a time filled with joy and optimism. However, for some parents in Lake Charles, injuries sustain during their child’s birth may lead to a long road of time consuming and costly medical problems. Some of the more common birth injuries that babies sustain have to do with the brain and one condition that may develop is cerebral palsy.

The dangers of distracted driving

Safe driving is a must for all Lake Charles motorists. However, thanks to an influx of technology distracted driving behaviors are becoming increasingly common among many motorists. A deadly crash can result from even just a second of inattention, which is why it’s so important that drivers are fully aware of the dangers of distracted driving.

What should I know about medication errors?

When receiving health care in Louisiana, you expect medical staff to offer safe and effective treatments. However, mistakes can and do occur, including errors in providing medication that may have devastating consequences. Although the quality of your medical care is ultimately the responsibility of the staff, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of a life-threatening medication error from occurring.

Will Proactive Steps Now Prevent Truck Accidents In The Future?

The impact of a truck accident goes beyond the actual collision that leads to injury and death. Victims are left with serious, life-changing injuries. Family members face an uncertain future following the death of a loved one.

Deadly Dangers From Drowsy Drivers

Various factors can lead to a truck colliding with another vehicle. Investigations often reveal speeding, reckless operation, and other types of negligence. The advent of smart phones has lead to tragic collisions caused by distracted driving of a tractor-trailer. Far too many crashes have resulted from drug or alcohol abuse.

What you need to know about exposure to asbestos

During most of the 20th century, asbestos was a common component of insulation in places where fire or extreme heat was a threat. It is for this reason that most oil refineries in Louisiana were built using asbestos. Not only was the substance used in building materials, but a fibrous form was used in protection gear as well.