Losing a loved one under natural circumstances is difficult enough, not to mention the added grief associated with knowing a family member's death may have been prevented. Nursing negligence is a problem in many areas, as evidenced by one recent lawsuit filed outside the state of Louisiana by the executor of a deceased woman's estate. It is alleged that the woman's death was caused by substandard medical care in the nursing home where she had been residing. When a loved one has been entrusted to the care of medical professionals who fail in their duties, anger and frustration are understandable reactions.
A family outside Louisiana made a recent discovery regarding a tragedy that occurred several years ago. In 2011, their 77-year-old man underwent heart surgery, but did not survive. A local newspaper from the family's town apparently contacted the man's family with startling information that led to their wrongful death claim for surgical errors against the doctor who had operated on their loved one.
There is always a certain amount of risk involved when entrusting oneself to the care of medical professionals. Hospital negligence remains a concerning issue in many Louisiana facilities, and each year, many patients file medical malpractice claims against those deemed responsible for their injuries. In worst cases, some patients have died because of substandard medical care. and the law recognizes those who have lost loved ones in such dire circumstances by providing means for them to seek justice on the behalves of their deceased family members.
The birth of a baby is typically a joyful event in the life of a family who has been eagerly anticipating the arrival. Sadly, many such milestones in Louisiana hospitals and other medical facilities throughout the nation become tragic rather than happy when birth injuries occur. A parent whose child has suffered a severe birth injury may want answers from those involved regarding whether doctor errors or other negligent actions were perhaps significant factors in the incident.