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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death Damages in Louisiana?

When someone suffers an injury caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing in Louisiana, they can file a personal injury lawsuit in hopes to achieve compensation for what happened. When ...
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I've Been in a Car Accident While Pregnant! Now What?

While anyone should seek medical attention as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident, this is especially true for women who are pregnant. The extreme force of impact from a car ...
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Rights of Surviving Spouses

The untimely passing of a spouse is an emotionally trying and damaging situation, there is no doubting that. But just how damaging is it in the eyes of the law? As a surviving spouse filing a wrongful ...
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Family of Deceased Patient Suing Hospital for Misdiagnosing a Stroke

According to the family's lawsuit, they lost a loved one because paramedics misdiagnosed a stroke, instead telling the man that he was simply under the influence of alcohol. The family reported ...
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Parents Sue St. Bernard Parish for Son's Death, Blame Contaminated Water

A lawsuit that has been filed in New Orleans, claiming that a teenager was killed because of contaminated water. The suit was filed by the parents against the St. Bernard Parish government. Their ...
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Man Killed in Suspected DWI Accident in Washington Parish

On Sunday, December 8, one person was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision that police believe was caused by an intoxicated driver. The accident occurred shortly before 6:00 am in ...
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Family Sues Company for Tragic Elevator Accident

Last month, two employees were doing repair work on a man-lift. As they went down on the lift, it malfunctioned and the two fell to the bottom of the grain elevator shaft. One worker's arm was cut ...
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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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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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Wrongful Death Suit Filed for Oilfield Generated Radioactivity

The surviving family members have filed a lawsuit against numerous oil companies on behalf of a man who died of esophageal cancer. According to the plaintiffs, back in 2002, the man had filed a ...
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Baton Rouge Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Crash that Killed Two Brothers

This summer, a car accident killed two brothers who were in their twenties, one dying on the scene, the other succumbing to injuries in the hospital the next day. According to Louisiana State ...
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Statistics Show More than Fifty Percent of People Killed in Traffic Accidents Weren't Wearing Seat Belts

According to statistics from the Louisiana police department, 684 people have died in a vehicle collision this year so far. Fifty-five percent of these drivers who died were not wearing their seat ...
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Nationwide Study Reveals that Doctors Continue to Treat Patients even After Serious Malpractice

In Louisiana, one doctor had to shell out nine payments that added up to about $2.7 million dollars over the span of fifteen years, from 1992 to 2007. Five times, these payments were settlements for ...
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Louisiana Nursing Home Care Ranked the Second Worst in the Entire Country

Louisiana is ranked 50 th in the country, second only to Texas in nursing home failure (the District of Columbia was given its own ranking). This is based on the recent, first-ever survey of every ...
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Teen Drivers, Insurance Rates and Car Accidents

When it comes to car insurance, as adults we pay a certain amount of money, perhaps for us and our spouse. However, down the road we may consider adding our new teen drivers to the insurance policy ...
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Asiana Flight 214: Kills Two Students, Injuries Over 180 Passengers

This past weekend was one filled with heartbreaking accidents that claimed the lives of many people. In Canada, a train explosion caused an estimated 13 deaths, with about 50 people still missing and ...
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49ers Stadium Construction Site Caused Elevator Accident, 1 Dead

The San Francisco Giants new stadium has been under construction in Santa Clara, California and according reports a worker was killed after being involved in an elevator accident while on the job. ...
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Preventing "Hot-Car" Child Injuries & Fatalities

With the official summer season just around the corner, it is important to be aware of the impending dangers that these hot months can bring to your family. While people who are watching news of ...
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Shreveport Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run Accident

71 year old Samuel Leon Smith died last week in a Shreveport hit and run accident while he was riding his bicycle and was struck by an oncoming car. According to witnesses, they heard the squealing of ...
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Texting Deemed the Cause of 2011 Helicopter Fatal Crash

As many will say, texting and driving is extremely dangerous and can have fatal results; well now reports are showing that it can have the same effects for those who are in the air as well. The Los ...
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Louisiana Car Accidents Result in 3 Weekend Injuries

This weekend there were two separate auto accidents in the state of Louisiana, resulting in the death of three victims. According to reports, one accident was on Saturday and the other Sunday, both ...
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Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run Accident that Killed Parents and Baby

Sunday marked a tragic day for a Jewish community in the state of New York when they were notified of a 21 year old married couple who was killed in a fatal hit and run car accident. This accident ...
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Elderly Woman Dies After Staff Refuses to Preform CPR

87 year old Lorraine Bayless died after a retirement home staff member refused to administer CPR to her upon the request of the emergency dispatcher. According to both the staff member and Glenwood ...
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Family Sues Hospital for Malpractice and Wrongful Death

A woman being treated at St. Isidore Health Care Center in Minnesota recently lost her life, and the family is holding the hospital and doctors responsible. According to local newspapers, the family ...
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