Parents whose child has permanent brain damage are reportedly grateful for a recent verdict that came after a two-week trial. The child was born in 2010. Approximately two years later, a lawsuit was filed in a civil court outside Louisiana against the hospital and clinic, seeking justice on behalf of the child for the birth injuries he suffered.
In Louisiana and throughout the United States, many families have endured great suffering due to medical negligence. Birth injuries, in particular, often have serious and long-lasting effects. In fact, sometimes injured infants who survive remain in need of daily assistance simply to function for the rest of their lives.
A woman in a county outside Louisiana has reportedly been working two jobs to make ends meet since a devastating medical error caused her husband to become permanently disabled. The 52-year-old man had worked as a press foreman for approximately 15 years before hospital negligence caused him to suffer serious, permanent injuries. Jurors recently awarded him nearly $9 million, the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county's history.
Louisiana medical patients no doubt understand there is a certain amount of risk involved in any type of medical procedure. However, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are obligated to keep patients as safe as possible when providing care and treatment. One can imagine how horrific it would be to undergo an operation in the obvious hope of resolving a medical problem, only to suffer even more when surgical errors occur.