According to the CDC, stillbirths affect approximately one percent of pregnancies each year. That amounts to roughly 24,000 babies that do not get the opportunity to take their first breath. More than 10 times the number of infants die from stillbirth than those that die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Despite the many advances in medical technology, healthcare professionals are still unsure about what causes stillbirths. Because of this, many families are left grieving and without answers to their most pressing questions, the biggest of which is If you are like many women who lost babies in Louisiana, you may blame yourself. Do not do this, as stillbirths are rarely the result of something a woman did or did not do.
Any chronic illness can be difficult to cope with. When your condition is largely misunderstood or minimized by the medical community and others, life can be especially challenging. Louisiana residents with so-called “invisible” illnesses may feel as if their concerns and struggles are also invisible.
Louisiana residents trust doctors and medical staff with their lives. Unfortunately, there are instances in which negligence can bring a patient into harm's way. Today, we examine how allergens are tied to medical malpractice.
Louisiana residents rely on medical practitioners to provide them with safe ways to care for themselves and their loved ones. When those standards aren't met, it can cause critical damage and long-lasting ripples in a person's life. Today, we will take a look at the differences between medical malpractice and medical battery.
You may think that birth injuries to newborn children and mothers are next to impossible. Birth has become extraordinarily safe over the last few decades. That makes it all the more distressing if you experience one of these tragic incidents.
If your child receives a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in Louisiana, you may have questions about what caused it. Similarly, if you are soon to give birth to a child, you may want to know if there is anything you can do to prevent your child from developing cerebral palsy.
Louisiana residents like you trust your medical professionals, often with your life. It makes sense that emotions run deep when anything goes wrong. Schwalben Law Firm is here to help explain what medical malpractice is, as well as why it can be hard to pin something down as the result of malpractice.
When you prepare to give birth in a Louisiana hospital, chances are, you read up on the traditional birthing process as well as possible alternative procedures you may need to have, such as Cesarean sections. In some situations, however, doctors decide it might be best to deliver your baby using forceps, which are a medical device used to pull your baby out of your birth canal when pushing fails to work. At the law firm of Lee Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, we understand that forceps deliveries can lead to substantial hardship, and we have helped many people who suffered injury during the birthing process because of medical negligence pursue appropriate recourse.
Louisiana residents trust that hospitals will be there to help them in their time of need. However, accidents and mistakes can happen anywhere, especially in environments where the employees are tired and overworked. Here are some of the ways that fatigue can affect your hospital staff.
Plenty of people in Louisiana see a pharmacist on a somewhat regular basis. Whether it's to pick up medicines to treat temporary illnesses, or for longer-lasting conditions that need to be monitored, pharmacies are a big part of many people's lives. However, even pharmacists can make mistakes.