Entrusting oneself to the care of obstetricians/gynecologists when preparing to give birth always involves a certain amount of risk. However, every Louisiana patient has the right to reasonably assume that all medical professionals involved in their care will provide services according to the utmost levels of accepted safety standards. Substandard care has been known to result in serious birth injuries, and in worst cases, even death.
Many elderly persons in Louisiana and other areas appear to be at risk for personal injury when they entrust themselves to the care of staff members in some of the nation's medical centers. In a recent situation, criminal charges were filed against a male nursing assistant. The woman named as a victim in that case has filed a nursing negligence claim against the medical center in connection with the same incident.
Substandard medical care can have tragic consequences for victims. In Louisiana and beyond, medical patients are often injured, made ill or even killed due to hospital negligence, surgical errors and other forms of inadequate care. Sadly, a family in another state experienced the latter when a young surgical assistant became a patient at the hospital where she worked.
Learning that a medical doctor or other hospital staff member has been negligent in the care provided for a loved one can be a very frustrating experience. When situations in Louisiana result in brain injuries, families may experience anger in the devastating aftermaths of such incidents. It is understandable that those involved should desire justice against those whose substandard care led to debilitating injuries.
When a woman is admitted to a hospital to have a baby, she obviously entrusts both her own and her child's life to the medical team who assists her. When something goes wrong, what was supposed to be a joyful experience can become tragic. Many birth injuries in Louisiana are caused by doctor negligence; such was the case in one incident in another state that led to a lawsuit.