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November 2012 Archives

Crash kills motorcyclist: Louisiana wrongful death claim next?

Two Louisiana men from the same town were involved in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one and likely unalterably changed the life of the other. Both men were from Kentwood in Tangipahoa Parish. Now one of them is dead, and the man's surviving family may be thinking about pursuing a wrongful death claim against the driver that survived.

Misdiagnosis by Louisiana doctor leads to unnecessary mastectomy

Louisiana medical facilities are known for top of the line medical care; however, when something goes wrong, judges are not afraid to make it right. A recent unfortunate misdiagnosis has landed the medical malpractice victim an award of over $950,000 in compensation. A biopsy went awry when a pathologist reported finding infiltrating ductal carcinoma grade I, even though later scrutiny of the tissue samples showed that there was actually no sign of any such affliction.

Louisiana Supreme Court sides with father in wrongful death case

A Louisiana wrongful death case has made it to the state's highest court. The father had filed the case against the child's mother. In 2009, the woman had her son inside the vehicle when she told him to get out. She then ran over her child 'intentionally and repeatedly,' and he died as a result of his injuries. Upon the child's death, the alleged father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman and the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana fatal accident: Did driver fall asleep at the wheel?

Louisiana State Police are warning drivers about a recent accident involving two cars where sleep impairment may have been a factor. The fatal accident is believed to have been caused by one driver drifting off to sleep before veering into an oncoming lane. Troopers have warned drivers that sleep deprivation can be equally as dangerous as intoxication, and that taking rests to get out and stretch may save lives.

Crash after cross over center line kills 1 in Beauregard Parish

We never know with certainty what each day will bring. Many of us go to work, drive home and go out to dinner or someplace else. Most of the time, those activities take place without a hitch, but the simple fact is we cannot always control what happens. A recent Louisiana fatal accident on U.S. 190 underscores the point.


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