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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 Serious injuries happen every day in Louisiana and across the country. Injuries can happen due to:
  • Sports
  • Falls
  • Workplace accidents
  • Violence or assault
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrian accidents
In many cases, if your injuries were caused by someone's recklessness, wrongful act or negligence, you may be able to launch a personal injury lawsuit. You could launch the claim yourself by filing the paperwork at court, gathering the evidence and pursuing the case. Howeve... Read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: June 15

hands-981400_960_720 June 15 is world elder abuse awareness day, but unfortunately many people aren't aware of the significant abuse senior citizens in our country and around the world face. One in three nursing homes may be guilty of abuse according to one study, while another study reveals about half of nursing home residents have reported being abused. Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can take many forms. It can include:
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse, including assault, punching, hitting and other forms of violence Read more

National Safety Month: Workplace Injuries

rappelling-755399_960_720Each year, millions of Americans are injured in the workplace. About 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers were killed on the job in 2014, and an average of 3.2 per 100 workers were injured on the job. In other words, there were over 4,000 on-the-job fatalities that year across the country and more than 3 million reported non-fatal injuries. Workplace Injuries Can Be Devastating Being injured on the job can result in catastrophic injuries and even loss of l... Read more