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What Is Corporate Negligence?

life-864367_960_720 If you're injured in a hospital, who is responsible? The doctor treating you or the hospital itself? Before 1991, the answer was the doctor. Since doctors and surgeons are not technically the employees of the hospital and may in fact work for multiple facilities, hospitals would separate themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits and other lawsuits by claiming doctors were not employees, and therefore hospitals were not technically responsible for the negligent or reckless actions of their surgeons or medical professionals. This changed in 1991, with the case Thompson v. Nason Hospital, where a ... Read more

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

lawyers-1000803_960_720 People are seriously injured every day in your community and beyond. In some cases, the injuries do not cause long-term problems. For others, however, a serious injury leads to missed time at work, high medical bills and other costs. Personal injury cases are one way to secure compensation to pay for these costs so the expenses don’t come from your pocket. While you can file and pursue a case on your own, working with a personal injury attorney is far more likely to yield more positive results. Many situations in Louisiana can lead to injury. Injuries can happen due to: