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Birth injury lawsuit nets $40 million verdict

Birthing a child is serious business. Many parents in Louisiana and elsewhere depend on the expertise offered by medical staff in order to ensure their children are brought into the world safely. Unfortunately, sometimes, medical providers make mistakes; these mistakes can lead to a birth injury that can affect the child and his or her parents for the rest of their lives.

Family of fallen officer may file wrongful death claim

Rescue workers in Louisiana and elsewhere put their lives on the line every single day. Sadly, some do not make it home to their family members. Recently, a fire chief was killed while investigating a car crash. If negligence contributed to his death, his surviving family members may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the individual deemed responsible.

Regulations in place to prevent fatigue-related truck accidents

Most employed people in Louisiana are only allowed to work so many hours at a time or in a given week. This is certainly true for truck drivers. Regulations have been put in place to help prevent fatigue-related truck accidents. Unfortunately, some find that drivers involved in collisions have failed to comply with these regulations.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Hit by drunk driver?

You were out and about, going about your day as usual, when all of a sudden you see a driver swerving all over the road. You do your best to avoid this person, but in the end, there was really nothing you could do. The other driver ended up hitting your car, and you suffered serious injury as a result. Police believe impairment was a contributing factor -- which is all too common in Louisiana motor vehicle accidents. What can you do?

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 killed, 4 injured in wreck

A single-vehicle crash in Louisiana claimed the life of the driver and left four other individuals with injuries. This incident occurred on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish on Jan. 6. When single-vehicle motor vehicle accidents occur, passengers may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses sustained.

Insurance settlements from truck accidents may be insufficient

Louisiana residents who have been injured or lost loved ones in collisions with commercial trucks may want to quickly settle with insurance companies in order to get some level of payment and just move on. However, the funds offered in insurance settlements may really be insufficient in the long run. The simple truth is, damages resulting from truck accidents can be extremely costly, and insurance providers are looking out for their bottom line -- not the needs of the victim or his or her family.

Birth injury can often be avoided

The labor and delivery process is difficult on both a mother's body and the body of the sweet infant trying to enter the world. While many people in Louisiana and elsewhere will say it is a natural process, one that a woman's body knows how to handle without help, sometimes that really is not the case. Birth injury can often be avoided with the right help at the right time.

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