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September 2017 Archives

Relationship between standard of care and medical malpractice

Readers of the Lafayette personal injury law blog may have read that when a medical professional falls short of the standard of care they owed their patient, they may be held accountable for it. This is accomplished through a amedical malpractice suit. But the question that then arises iswhat the standard of care owed to a patient is, and how does one prove it was not met?

Owners, operators may be liable for your fall injuries

Property owners and operators have a responsibility to ensure that areas remain safe for you and other visitors. Though accidents can happen under any circumstances, if an owner or operator fails to address potentially dangerous conditions, you may have cause to take legal action if you suffer injuries as a result of those conditions. This type of scenario falls under the category of premises liability.

Fight back against negligent truck drivers

We see them as we rush past them on the way to work or to the mall, and we don't think twice about the big rigs or commercial trucks passing us by on Louisiana's interstates and highways. We also see a number of truck accidents and the traffic backup caused by them, but rarely do we give a second thought to the destruction that must have resulted from the crash. The reality is that when someone's vehicle crashes with a construction or concrete truck or other similarly heavy truck, it is almost certain they have suffered serious and even debilitating injuries.

Can truck drivers get fired for taking breaks?

We all get tired and exhausted in the workplace. So why is there so much of a fuss surrounding truck driver fatigue? Most likely because the drowsy and tired truck driver is operating a heavy vehicle that has the potential to severely injure or kill someone in a truck accident. This is why there are so many federal and state regulations regarding the hours a truck driver can drive without taking a break and how long each break must last. Without them, truckers could end up spending days on the road without sufficient sleep. Since they are the backbone of our economy, truck drivers are encouraged by their companies to drive longer and faster than ever.

Suspected drunk driver causes death of one in crash

A car accident is devastating for anyone involved in it, but if the motor vehicle accident involves a motorcycle, the results can be even more tragic. Where car drivers and passengers are protected by seatbelts and air bags in addition to the actual heavy, solid structure of the vehicle, a helmet and protective clothing, if worn, are the only devices to protect motorcyclists. This is perhaps why they suffer more severe injuries. They are more likely to die in a crash, and if they survive, they may suffer from head or brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even something as minor as road rash.

Transvaginal mesh can leave you in a medical mess

Transvaginal meshes are flexible patches that implanted on vaginal walls to strengthen their structure. If a doctor implanted this type of mesh on your vaginal wall, it is likely because you suffer from stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.

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