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March 2018 Archives

Self-driving car crash raises important liability issues

The advent of technology has brought with it many things thought impossible just a couple of years ago, including the age of self-driving cars. Companies that are testing their vehicles tout the use of technology, including the use of sensors that autonomous cars use to "see" the world around them. Darkness should not affect the technology's ability to detect objects in front of it, making the self-driving cars safer than human drivers in theory. Companies also ensure human drivers are sitting in the vehicles, while they are being tested, as a means of monitoring safety at all times.

The seriousness of brain injuries, and steps to take as a victim

Each year in the United States, nearly 2 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to traumatic brain injury occur. This type of injury can easily occur as a result of an accident, such as a slip-and-fall accident or a car crash caused by another person's negligence.

Victims of boating or oil rig accidents can get compensation

Recreational boating accidents are just one example of a situation where a Louisiana resident may become injured on a boat or other vessels at sea. Admiralty and maritime accidents can take place in a number of situations, ranging from a slip and fall on the vessel to a near-drowning. When the incident takes place during the course or scope of the injured workers employment, both general maritime law and the Jones Act cover it. This means compensation can be sought.

What are my remedies if I am injured in a boating accident?

Boating is a pastime Louisiana residents engage in as a method of unwinding. With the calm blue water and slight waves rocking a boat, those fortunate enough to be near the water often find themselves going out on a boat as the weather improves. With relaxing and enjoyment comes alcohol and with alcohol comes an increased chance of a recreational boating accident.

Understand the application of strict liability law to dog bites

Louisiana residents may be aware that in most cases, to recover compensation from someone who has wronged them, negligence must be proven. This means that it must be proven that there was a duty owed from the negligent person to the injured one, and this duty was breached and that the injury was a result of this cause. However, negligence is not the only doctrine under which compensation is possible-it is possible to hold one accountable through other legal principles, such as strict liability.

Is it common for objects to be left behind in surgery?

Surgeries are oftentimes high-pressure situations and most of the medical professionals involved in the procedures are experiencing some form of stress or the other. If a medical emergency takes place during the surgery, the ensuing chaos can be disastrous if the surgical team does not remain on top of the situation, so it is unfortunate that this ends up being one of the common reasons equipment is left behind in patients in surgeries.

IVC medical device linked to injury and death

Typically, medical devices undergo extensive safety testing before manufacturers release them into the market. This process weeds out harmful devices and saves the lives of many. Unfortunately, from time to time, the Food and Drug Administration approves a device that can cause harm.

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