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What are consumers' rights in medical product recalls?

Sometimes, it seems as if every Louisiana television station broadcasts new information about the perils of medical products and equipment that can cause injuries or worse to the patients who use them or have them implanted in or otherwise attached to their bodies. But for those residents of the Bayou State who are suffering needlessly due to defective products, the matter is quite serious.

Consumers have every right to expect that the medical devices that doctors use as diagnostic tools or to treat, cure or prevent diseases or conditions from occurring or worsening are safe to use. Whether the setting in which they are used is a hospital, lab, clinic or a patient's own home, these devices are expected to be safe and free of defects.

Louisiana hospice sued for medical malpractice

A Louisiana woman filed suit on July 21 in the 24th Judicial District Court against Lakeside Hospice LLC, claiming that her late mother received improper treatment from staff both before and after her death last year. The case was allotted to Division "O."

The plaintiff's petition for damages accuses the defendant of medical malpractice and seeks an unspecified amount of damages for mental anguish and emotional distress in addition to attorney's fees.

Louisiana motorcycle laws contribute to safer riding

Summer may be dwindling, but the mild weather of a Louisiana autumn guarantees there will be plenty of time left for motorcycle enthusiasts to get in a few more rides. Some may appreciate brushing up on the state statutes governing motorcyclists in Louisiana.

How to prove liability in a car accident

When an accident occurs on Louisiana roads, determining liability is the important first step that leads to a possible settlement or judgment for those who have been injured and sustained property damages.

Obtaining proof of another driver's culpability in the accident makes it much more difficult for their insurance carrier to deny your claim. Under most circumstances, a police report will be issued that indicates the circumstances of the accident and which driver the officer believes to be at fault. However, there may be times when an officer is unavailable to respond, such as during the Carnival season when all police units and personnel are otherwise engaged with crowd control at parades and other duties.

Product liability attorneys advocate for Louisiana consumers

Louisiana consumers have every right to expect that the products they purchase and use will be safe and free of defects that can cause injuries, illnesses or even deaths. When these products fail, their manufacturer must be held accountable.

Our firm has handled many cases of product liability where we have successfully taken on negligent manufactures, thus forcing them to pay for the damages and injuries their products cause. Additionally, pursuing litigation against the manufacturers of defective and dangerous products forces them to focus on safety issues and design flaws to make their products safe for consumer use.

1 dead on I-10 in New Orleans after being hit by semi

An early morning accident that occurred in New Orleans on Monday, Aug. 18, claimed the life of a man whose identity remains unknown, according to news sources with WDSU.

New Orleans police shut down two westbound lanes of the I-10 interstate near the Broad Street overpass while they investigated the accident scene that occurred near the Carrollton exit just after 2 a.m.

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.

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