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The link between birth injury and a child's mental health

During labor and delivery, things can happen that put the baby's health at risk. Sometimes, babies suffer injuries that can affect their lives forever. A recent study out of another country has actually linked a specific birth injury to mental health issues. Those in Louisiana whose children suffered brachial plexus injuries during the birth process may be interested in this study's findings.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 hurt in recent wreck

Louisiana police, other rescue crews and clean up workers recently had a long day tending to a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 10. A total of six automobiles were involved. As of the latest report, only one person suffered injuries. When motor vehicle accidents happen, victims may be entitled to compensation.

Common questions following truck accidents

Louisiana sees its fair share of accidents involving semitrailers and other commercial vehicles every year. Those who have been injured or lost loved ones in such incidents are likely to have a number of questions. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions following truck accidents.

When motor vehicle accidents are caused by self-driving cars

A car accident case in another state is making national headlines. While most motor vehicle accidents are only covered at the local level, this one is different because it involved a self-driving car, and now legal experts are weighing in as to how this case may be treated. It is unclear how many of these types of vehicles are already present in Louisiana. What is clear is victims of accidents involving self-driving automobiles -- or their surviving family members -- may have a number of options for seeking compensation.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 held responsible for wreck

In Oct. 2017, a car crash involving an off-duty Louisiana police officer and another vehicle resulted in a child losing her life and eight other people suffering injuries. Just recently, the driver of one of the cars and a passenger in the other were charged with negligent homicide for their roles in the collision. When motor vehicle accidents like this occur and more than one person is believed partially responsible, victims may still be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

How long do I have to file a birth injury claim?

Labor and delivery day is a day filled with excitement and worry. Most parents cannot wait to finally meet their little babies, but they are obviously concerned about the physical process and making sure both mom and baby come out of it healthy. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for mom and baby to suffer some sort of birth injury in the process. If this happens and it is the result of medical negligence, how long does the state of Louisiana give to file legal claims in order to seek compensation?

Top 5 risks for restaurant workers

Many high school and college students get jobs as servers because they have flexible, often evening schedules and the take home cash is usually more than straight hourly work. Other people like the flow and human interaction that serving offers and stay in this career. But these workers are at risk for injury.

The dangers of truck accidents that involve hazardous materials

Louisiana residents have seen them -- big semi-trailers with hazardous materials signs plastered all over them. Ever think of what would happen if these big rigs were involved in truck accidents? Know someone who has been injured in an accident carrying hazardous materials? The outcomes can be pretty devastating.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 teens hurt in crash

Police in Louisiana were called to investigate a crash that occurred Friday, March 2, in Baton Rouge. Three teenagers were hurt in the wreck. One of them -- the driver believed responsible for the collision -- died in the hospital a few days after the event. The other two are expected to survive. When motor vehicle accidents only involve one car, passengers may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana maritime law: Injured while on a charter boat

For fun, you and your friends decided to charter a boat for a day with a full crew at your service. You believed the crew experienced and the boat seaworthy, as the company you rented through has received good reviews. Your trip started out well enough and you were enjoying some of the many beautiful waterways that Louisiana has to offer. Unfortunately, your trip came to an abrupt and rough end when your boat was involved in an accident, and you and your friends suffered injuries. If this sounds even remotely close to a situation you've found yourself in, a maritime law attorney may be able to help you.

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