Many adult children in Louisiana and elsewhere face various challenges when seeking appropriate care facilities to provide for aging or ailing parents. When tragedies occur due to nursing negligence, anger and frustration set in. An intense desire for justice leads many to file medical malpractice lawsuits concerning injured or deceased parents.
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.
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.
Many Louisiana families have been adversely affected by substandard medical care. When a beloved family member suffers an untimely death due to nursing negligence, the situation often leaves a trail of devastation in its wake. Surviving loved ones may experience feelings of anger and frustration, knowing they entrusted their family member's care to professionals who failed in their duties.
When a medical patient suffers injury or illness due to a care provider's neglect, he or she may have grounds for filing a personal injury claim in court. Nursing negligence is problematic in many Louisiana areas, as well as throughout the nation. One patient is apparently suing a rehabilitation center after suffering injury while receiving care there.
Medical errors including Medical Malpractice have been cited by researchers as the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. The study was performed by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The researchers estimated that 250,000 fatalaties in 2013 were caused by medical mistakes. ABC World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News both reported on this study. Researchers were quoted by reporters stating that such mistakes "shouldn't happen in a sound health care system" and that "patients can only do so much" to defend themselves.
Many Louisiana residents will, at some point in their lives, take up residence in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Upon doing so, they have the right to assume that reasonable care and precautions will be taken to protect their safety and physical well-being. Sadly, throughout the nation, there have been many instances of nursing negligence that have resulted in legal claims being filed against those whose substandard care has caused injury or illness to others.
Many adult children in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana face serious legal challenges concerning substandard care their parents have received in nursing homes. Nursing negligence is responsible for a great number of injuries and illnesses (even deaths) in assisted living facilities throughout the nation. In certain circumstances, an adult child may take legal action against any party or parties deemed responsible for negligent care.
In Shreveport, Louisiana, a defendant in litigation filed in November of last year for wrongful death, filed a petition to move the lawsuit to the Shreveport Division of the Western District of Louisiana.
There are many important medication-related tasks that health care professionals at nursing homes perform. One of these tasks is medication reconciliation. This is when the medications residents are being given are reviewed to check to see if there are any discrepancies present that could lead to medication problems.