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Things to Know About Medical Malpractice

Things to Know About Medical Malpractice

The first time most people give any thought to what medical malpractice is and how it’s handled under the law is when they find themselves facing a situation where pursuing a medical malpractice claim might be appropriate. Some medical malpractice concerns can be complicated, but understanding the basics isn’t difficult. What Is Medical Malpractice? If a person suffers an injury or illness because of the actions or inactions of a medical provider, it may qualify as medical malpractice. That covers a lot of ground, but there are two basic ideas to keep in mind: Did a medical practitioner cause the injury or...

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Recovering Compensation After a Single-Car Crash

When you think of the car accidents involved in personal injury cases, you probably picture a reckless driver slamming into an unsuspecting motorist and causing injuries and property damage. Many of the cases we handle involve situations just like that, but not every car accident injury claim has to involve two or more vehicles. Unfortunately, most people involved in single-car crashes assume they can’t pursue compensation for their damages. If no one else was involved in the crash, no one else can be held responsible, right? In certain situations, that’s not exactly true. You might be able to hold one of several...

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What Is an Injury Worth?

Being in the business of personal injury law, the attorneys at our firm are asked one question over and over: What is my personal injury worth? There’s no simple answer because every situation is different. You can’t say every broken leg is worth the same amount or every injury from a car crash is always worth more than every dog bite. It’s also difficult to answer because this is really the wrong question. Personal injury damage amounts aren’t determined by what an injury is “worth.” Instead, they’re calculated by taking many different factors into account to determine the reasonable value to...

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Street Racing Crash Claims Driver

A Baton Rouge man died in a wreck that seriously injured two others when he crashed head-on into their vehicle. The crash, on May 5, is just one of several recent incidents blamed on drag racing. The driver and passenger of the car that was struck were both wearing seat belts but still received serious injuries. The racing driver was not restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene. Blood samples were taken to test the drivers for impairment, but the results have not yet been released. The second vehicle in the race has not been identified, and police are still hoping...

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The Five Most Dangerous Roads in Baton Rouge

We all know how crazy traffic can get in our city. It’s an unfortunate truth, but even the most cautious of drivers can get into an accident thanks to the negligence of others—especially when trying to traverse one of our many dangerous intersections. According to a 2016 study, Baton Rouge ranked as the second most dangerous city for drivers just behind Detroit. Although other cities had more crashes, Baton Rouge’s much smaller size yielded the highest number of deadly accidents per capita: 16.6 per 100,000. Worst Areas for Driving The encouraging news is that for years the city has tried to cope with...

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Drunk Driver Injures Twenty-Eight at Endymion Mardi Gras Parade

The biggest parade of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season was tragically interrupted late last month when a pickup truck crashed into a crowd of onlookers. The crash injured twenty-eight spectators, including a police officer at the scene and a small child. Most of the injured were hurt seriously enough to be taken to area hospitals, and five people were admitted in critical condition. On a positive note, no one was killed in the incident, and none of the injured had life-threatening injuries. Charges Issued The twenty-five-year-old driver of the pickup was not hurt in the crash and was arrested at the...

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Medical Malpractice Damages in Louisiana

Has Medical Malpractice Affected You?  Now that you have read the other blogs, and have determined whether or not you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you should start learning about the damage laws in Louisiana regarding medical malpractice. Once your medical malpractice claim has made it past the medical review panel, there are some things that you should understand and begin to take action on. One of the first moves you should make is calling a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney. This way, you have someone knowledgeable on your side, fighting for you. Here is what you should know about...

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Determining Medical Malpractice, Continued

What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice In our last blog, we began discussing the parameters for determining if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. To reiterate, a medical malpractice claim must first go through a medical review from a panel of experts before litigation can begin. But that is just one aspect  of what Louisiana considers medical malpractice. Another aspect that should be understood about medical malpractice laws in Louisiana is who can be a defendant, and what a medical error is. There are multiple potential defendants, as there are also multiple medical errors that can lead to a...

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Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case In Louisiana

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case  If you have recently been injured, were ill, or had any other reason to visit a hospital or physician you may want to consider what your experience was like. Were you better after leaving their facility or were you worse off after receiving care from them? If you believe that you did not receive proper care, you may want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge. A Louisiana personal injury attorney will ask all of the right questions for you, and even questions you would have never thought to consider. If...

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Have a Talk About Safe Driving with Your New Teen Driver

Have a Safe Driving Talk with Your Teen Your son or daughter has just celebrated their 16th birthday. It’s a huge step to make in life as turning 16 is a right of passage to getting your driver’s license. Now that your teen has their driver’s license, and a new-found independence, it is time to talk to them about safe driving practices and the consequences of not exercising good habits when behind the wheel. It is important they understand the importance of safe driving because even when you do everything right someone else can hurt you in an accident, at which...

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Statute of Limitations Regarding Medical Malpractice

Louisiana Statute of Limitations For our final informative blog regarding medical malpractice, we find it necessary to outline what the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim looks like. Again, doing your own research on this topic will help you be better equipped in your fight for the damages you may be entitled to. With that being said, to be even better equipped, it’s important that you also arm yourself with a medical malpractice attorney in Baton Rouge. Having an advocate that is knowledgeable in the realm of litigation and medical malpractice will give you better chances of a successful...

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Teen Driver Realities

The day has come where your child has earned their driver's license. We realize that we referred to your child’s milestone as being earned, and it’s because we believe driving is a privilege. When anyone gets behind the wheel, they not only have a responsibility to be a safe driver, but they have a responsibility to keep anyone in their car safe, as well as other drivers on the road. As an adult, it may be second nature, or common sense that this is how seriously driving should be taken, but it’s important that you relay this understanding to your new driver as...

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