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What is uterine rupture?

If you are an expectant mother in Louisiana who has had a previous C-section, you are at increased risk for a uterine rupture when this child is born. This is particularly true if you are planning to have a VBAC; that is, a vaginal birth after cesarean.

Is vacuum extraction safe for your baby?

If you are a Louisiana mother-to-be, your baby’s safety, health and welfare are always foremost in your mind. If this is your first pregnancy or if you are a small woman who may have difficulty delivering vaginally, you may wish to research vacuum extraction as your delivery date approaches so that you can make an informed decision should the possible need for this procedure arise.

Complications associated with Cesarean sections

If you are among the many Louisiana women who deliver babies via Cesarean section every year, you may have had prior knowledge that you would give birth by this method, or it may have come as a complete surprise. Nowadays, C-sections are becoming increasingly common in America, accounting for more than a quarter of all deliveries, but the procedure also poses a number of risks for mother and baby. At the law office of Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., we have a firm understanding of the health complications many mothers and babies face after C-sections, and we have helped many affected families seek recourse.

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?


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