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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.

Could your pharmacy be wrong about your medicine?

There are plenty of residents in Louisiana who rely on pharmacies to get by, like you. Whether it's for mental or physical health, you likely depend on pharmacists and their judgment for at least one thing in your daily life. At the Schwalben Law Firm, we draw attention to the possible occurrence of error on the pharmaceutical side of things, and what you can do about it.

Types of surgical errors

Do you or someone you love have to undergo a surgical procedure in the coming future? Or, maybe you have already had a procedure and believe that something isn't quite right. Either way, you should educate yourself about some of the types of errors that can be made. Ideally, preventing a problem is what you want to have happen but if this cannot happen, you will at least want to know what to look for to spot it as quickly as possible.

State seeks to change medical malpractice laws

Louisiana residents deserve to feel confident in the quality of care they receive from doctors or other health care professionals. When concerns about care quality surface, it is equally important that people know they have the right to seek help and compensation. That is what medical malpractice suits are all about.

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