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What is the Medical Review Panel?

If you are a Louisiana resident who suffered injury as the result of your doctor’s negligence or the negligence of another health care provider or health care facility, you may be considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. One of the things you need to be aware of, however, is that before filing your suit, you must present your case to the Medical Review Panel.

Physician liability in the opioid epidemic

Physicians with knowledge of the dangers of opioids could be liable to their Louisiana patients if they fail to adequately warn them. The recent lawsuit by the Louisiana Department of Health against several manufacturers of opioids argues that businesses should be liable for damages flowing from fraud in their marketing of opioids. And, at the heart of these lawsuits are allegations regarding the way manufacturers “led prescribers to believe that opioids were not addictive” and told them that greater dosages could be safely prescribed to patients who were already addicted. However, the liability of businesses also gives rise to concerns regarding the extent to which physicians have failed to warn, or have misinformed, patients with respect to these drugs.

What are some statistics for pharmaceutical malpractice?

To Louisiana residents like you, the images of doctors, nurses and hospitals may come to mind when you think of medical malpractice. However, this type of wrongdoing can occur at any level of the medical field, all the way from the people who write and recommend prescriptions down to the ones who get those prescriptions filled.

How will cerebral palsy affect your child?

As a Louisiana mother whose child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you will have many questions. How will your child's life be affected? Will cerebral palsy negatively impact them in huge ways? Will their growth or development be stunted, and if so, how badly?

How is a medical malpractice claim commenced?

Before filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice, Louisiana law requires claimants to submit to certain prescribed procedures. Only after complying with the requirements of procedural law can a claimant file a lawsuit against a qualified healthcare provider.

Regular and irregular side effects of anesthesia

Louisiana patients trust their doctors and surgeons with their lives. Unfortunately, mistakes can still be made, and unforeseen circumstances can make a routine procedure quite dangerous to the patient. This is especially true when anesthesia is thrown into the mix.

What is Erb’s palsy?

If your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy in Louisiana, you may be wondering how this happened and what can be done. Many people do not realize that this condition is generally due to errors made by a doctor as he or she was delivering the baby and these injuries can affect your child indefinitely.

Understanding Erb's palsy

Expectant parents in Louisiana understandably want to be excited for the birth of their new loved one. However, it is also important for moms and dads to be educated about the potential problems that they should watch for during labor and delivery and even after birth. It is possible for a newborn to experience an injury during the birthing process that leaves them permanently disabled. Erb's palsy is one such disability.

Understanding the Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund

Citizens of Louisiana want to be able to trust their doctors, but when the carelessness of a medical professional hurts someone, the Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund is the state's remedy. As The Times-Picayune explains, this $875 million fund comes with its own set of regulations, and it is meant as a way to keep insurance prices low for medical professionals while also providing for those who are victims of medical malpractice.

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