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April 2017 Archives

Louisiana bill would seek to lower truck speed limit

Semi-trucks can be seen on Louisiana's roadways every hour of the day. These massive vehicles, which sometimes carry dangerous cargo, often clip along at the same, or faster, speed as other, smaller vehicles. Does this increase the risk that a truck accident could occur?

Hurt by misdiagnosis? Fight to impose liability

Several weeks ago on the blog we discussed the numerous ways through which breast cancer can be diagnosed. With advances in medical technology and ongoing research, medical professionals have more diagnostic options at their disposal than ever before. You would think that this would mean that misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose would be nearly impossible, but the truth of the matter is that many individuals in Louisiana are left susceptible to injury when negligent medical professionals fail to make an accurate and/or timely diagnosis with the information at their disposal.

'Seaman,' 'vessel,' and the Jones Act's legal elements

Louisianans engage in a significant amount of work offshore. These individuals, like their counterparts who work on land, can be subjected to workplace injuries. When an onshore worker suffers an on-the-job injury he will likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits. By accepting these benefits, an injured worker agrees not to file a lawsuit against his employer. Offshore workers, on the other hand, are provided the right to sue their employers when they are injured on a vessel. The Jones Act, a federal law, provides these rights.

If I'm the victim of a defective medical device, what can I do?

Many individuals across the country have a medical device implanted to assist in the recovery of certain medical conditions. Perhaps you have undergone a recent procedure that called for the use of such a device, and now you may have concerns about its overall safety. If your condition was severe, you may not have had the ability and/or the time to fully research the device before your operation.

Effects of distracted driving may linger, putting others at risk

If you've driven recently, then you've probably noticed that a vast number of motorists are busy performing other tasks while driving. These individuals are on their cell phones talking and texting, eating, reaching for objects within the vehicle's cabin, and even arguing with their passengers. Regardless of the specific activity in which these individuals are engaged, they are taking their attention off the road and putting others in danger.

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