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October 2017 Archives

What are the hidden costs of an accident?

Louisiana residents who suffer from debilitating injuries due to a car accident may be wondering what their options are, or what step they should take next. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we provide you with answers to these pressing questions and help you get back to living your life.

Should you file a claim even if you don't think you're hurt?

Louisiana residents who get injured in car accidents will unfortunately have a limited window of time in which they'll be able to file a claim. As injuries fade and damage from the car is fixed, you have an increasingly lowered chance of getting compensation, so you need to work quickly. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we strive to help you understand your timeline.

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.

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