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January 2017 Archives

What to do if your surgeon made a critical mistake

Getting a surgery, even a minor surgery, carries a lot of risks. From potential interactions with, or allergies to, anesthesia to mistakes by your surgeon, a lot can go wrong. While it is rare, surgeons, like other doctors, can make serious mistakes during an operation.

Assigning liability for accidents to trucking companies

Few accidents in Lake Charles can be as devastating as those involving collisions between traditional vehicles and semi-trucks or tractor-trailers. Our experience here at the Schwalben Law Firm in working with the victims of such accidents has taught us that these incidents can often leave those affected facing enormous financial and emotional burdens. You may understand this all too well if you or a loved one has experienced such an accident. If your incident has left you needing to seek compensation, then one question may enter into your mind: is the truck driver or the company that employed him or her responsible?

Cancer misdiagnosis: not an uncommon mistake

While most doctors in Louisiana make every effort to provide an accurate diagnosis of any condition, new research is pointing to the fact that cancer may be mislabeled more often than was previously thought. Boston Magazine reports on the slight mistake that is costing U.S. taxpayers almost $700 billion each year and some misdiagnosed patients their lives.

Truck driving clearinghouse designed to reduce fatalities

A surprising number of people are killed each year as a result of tractor trailer accidents in Louisiana and across the nation. A portion of these accidents involve negligent truckers who are drugged or drunk while behind the wheel. As a way to decrease the number of truck drivers who risk the lives of others on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is developing a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Prior to this program, the trucking industry lacked a national database where information could be shared concerning truck drivers.