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Prescription drug recalls and the reasons behind them

Baton Rouge residents have only to turn on their TVs to see commercials about dangerous drug recalls. But what causes drugs to get pulled from the shelves and what should consumers know about them?

Prescription drug recalls can be initiated by the manufacturers or the Food & Drug Administration for reasons that may include drug interactions that were previously unknown, risk of serious health problems like liver or kidney failure, stroke or heart attack and errors made during the manufacturing and packaging process.

Louisiana dentist sued for failure to diagnose, other allegations

A New Orleans dentist is under the gun after a former patient filed suit against him in May in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. The litigation against the dentist and his insurer,The Continental Insurance Company, stems from an allegedly improperly affixed crown.

The malpractice case will be adjudicated in the Division D courtroom of Judge Lloyd J. Medley.

Car accident claims life of Gonzales man

Troopers with the Louisiana State Police responded to an accident on July 16 involving two vehicles on Hwy. 74 in Ascension Parish, not far from Baton Rouge.

A 22-year-old Baton Rouge woman was southbound in her 2008 Nissan Altima on KC Road with a 22-year-old Gonzales man as a passenger. At approximately 1:45 p.m., she stopped for the stop sign where KC Road intersects with Hwy. 74. After stopping, she entered the roadway and was immediately struck by a westbound 2008 Infiniti FX35. The Infiniti driver, 35, is a Geismar resident.

Medical malpractice suit filed after patient is severely burned

A patient who underwent what was described as a routine medical procedure allegedly was severely burned while under anesthesia at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

On June 23, she filed a lawsuit against the hospital, one of its physicians and Jefferson Parish Hospital District No. 1 for medical malpractice. The petition was filed in Gretna's 24th Judicial District Court and assigned to Division B.

Louisiana highway closed by a train-dump truck crash

A train and a dump truck collided in Louisiana, out in Tangipahoa Parish, and a highway had to be closed down as a result. There were roughly 200 people on the train and just one man in the dump truck. That driver was injured and emergency crews had to take him to a nearby hospital.

The fire chief for Tangipahoa Fire District #1 said that they had multiple fires at the crash site. One involved the dump truck, which was apparently trying to cross the tracks when it was hit. Another flash fire involved the diesel fuel on the train. Crews worked hard and were able to get both of those fires out so that the site was secure.

Opelousas woman killed, man jailed in fatal wreck

An Opelousas man was taken into police custody and charged with multiple felonies after a recent fatal accident claimed the life of a 54-year-old passenger in his 2005 Chevrolet truck. Three others were injured, including the driver.

According to reports from the Louisiana State Police, the allegedly drunk truck driver was southbound on state Route 105 when he lost control of his vehicle north of Krotz Springs. He crossed over the center line and over-corrected, causing the truck to slam into a tree. Neither the driver nor his passengers were restrained by seatbelts.

2-year-old killed when pickup smashes house in Louisiana

A recent tragedy befell a Gray family when their 2-year-old daughter was killed after a pickup truck slammed into the family's home in the wee hours of the morning.

According to a Louisiana State Police trooper, a 20-year-old Houma man was headed south on Hwy. 24 at approximately 2:30 a.m. when he rear-ended another car. Instead of stopping at the scene of the accident, the driver continued down the highway before he eventually lost control of his pickup truck and ran off of the road. He then struck the house, injuring all three of the occupants inside.

Woman files suit against Metairie spa for waxing injuries

A woman filed suit May 27 in the 24th Judicial District Court against Passion Nails & Spa in Metairie, Louisiana. She alleges that she suffered severe burns to her face after going to the salon to have her eyebrows waxed.

According to court documents, the employee who was going to wax the plaintiff's eyebrows failed to properly treat the wax. Although it was far too hot to be applied to human skin, the employee put the wax on the customer, who then got second-degree burns on her eyebrows and suffered injuries that she characterized as "severe and disabling."

Vehicle goes off Louisiana bridge, hero boater saves those inside

An SUV crashed into the Atchafalaya Basin after sailing off of the bridge. Inside were two adults and five children. The vehicle smashed into the water and went under, and a nearby boater, who is now being hailed by many as a hero in the incident, went into action.

The man, along with a pair of other people, was on his way to the Ramah boat landing. He spotted the vehicle in the water, and he worked quickly to help get people out and save lives. He said that the first thing that he noticed was that there were headlights below the water, and then he saw that the engine was smoking, letting him know that the car had just landed in the water.

Unlicensed driver causes fatal car accident in Baton Rouge

A Baton Rouge man has been booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after the unlicensed driver caused a fatal accident on May 23 on Airline Highway that claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman.

According to a spokesman with the Baton Rouge Police Department, the car accident occurred just after 8 a.m. An anonymous tipster alerted police that a driver in a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo attempted to merge into the lane in which the woman was driving in her Toyota Avalon. She attempted evasive action to avoid a collision by swerving into the median. Crossing over into oncoming traffic, she was hit on the passenger side by an 18-wheeler and killed on impact.


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