Blog Posts in October, 2013

Worker Killed in Accident at New Orleans Port

Investigations are ongoing after an accident that occurred along the exterior of a cruise ship killed a man on Sunday, October 20. The cruise ship employee was said to have been working on maintenance ...
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Mother Sues New Orleans and Electric Company for Exposed Live Wires on Telephone Pole

A mother is alleging that her son was hurt from the shock produced by live wires on an Entergy phone pole, and that the father was also hurt from the electrical current while trying to remove their ...
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Camera Captures Footage of Sleeping Motorist Who Caused Hit and Run Accident

Police are still looking for a suspect who appeared on camera footage while committing a hit and run accident in Georgia. On Monday, October 21, a news channel team called law enforcement when they ...
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Construction Worker Sues over Five-Story Fall

Last summer, the plaintiff said that he sustained catastrophic injuries after a fifth floor railing came loose. He claims that while h had been doing plumbing work on a nursing home, he looked down ...
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Informed Consent and Medical Malpractice

Before any medical treatment, doctors have to inform their patients about the inherent risks that might arise. Then the patient can weigh these potential risks against the potential benefits before ...
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Parents Sue for Son's Death, Allege Defective Defibrillator

In Gretna, parents have filed suit on behalf of their son who died during surgery to replace a defibrillator. They have sued a medical device manufacturer and a hospital. According to their claim, the ...
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Tenant Files Suit Against Apartment Complex, Claims Toxic Mold Exposure

A Gretna mother with minor children is suing an insurance company and apartment complex over health issues that she blames on toxic mold. Her lawsuit states that she had alerted the property manager ...
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Auto Accident Claims: Key Terms Explained

After an injurious car accident, you should not be wading through all manner of legalese to get the compensation you deserve. While a personal injury lawyer can help protect your interests in such ...
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Understanding Dog-Bite Laws in Louisiana

When it comes to dog bites, Louisiana is a strict liability state. What this means is that an owner is liable if the dog bites someone, regardless of whether or not they had any indication before that ...
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Jefferson Parish Patient Sues Doctor for Emergency Room Malpractice

A man filed suit against a doctor who performed surgery on him. The man said that he had been seeing blood in his urine for the past few weeks. He claimed that he went to the emergency room because of ...
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Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC Donates to Shreveport Medical Society Civic Assistance & Education Fund

Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC is a personal injury law firm that cares about its community. On October 14, 2013, the Shreveport Medical Society will be holding the SMS Annual Golf Classic XXVI at the ...
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