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Louisiana birth injury: Erb's Palsy facts

A number of things can happen during the labor and delivery process that can cause a child to suffer injuries. Damage to nerves in the neck and shoulder region known as the brachial plexus is actually fairly common. Sometimes, such an injury will heal in a short amount of time, but sometimes that damage may be permanent. Infants in Louisiana and elsewhere who suffer injury to the superior trunk of the brachial plexus are said to have the birth injury Erb's Palsy, which leaves many children with permanent impairments.

Louisiana maritime law: Flooring type on ships matters

A man in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a cruise ship company for injuries he says he suffered while as a passenger. As maritime law applies in this case, the lawsuit has been filed in federal court. Louisiana residents who find themselves in similar situations as this gentleman can turn to an attorney who has experience handling maritime cases in the federal court arena.

Louisiana truck accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured in recent wreck

Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a crash involving a box truck and three cars. This incident occurred in the Rapides Parish area on Highway 28. When truck accidents occur, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.

Louisiana wrongful death: Trucker injured in hit-and-run dies

The driver of an oil tanker was found injured near his truck on an Interstate 10 off-ramp in Gonzales. It has been determined that an unknown driver struck the man while he was inspecting an issue with his truck. Sadly, the victim died of his injuries. According to the state of Louisiana, the surviving family members of the victim may seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Louisiana maritime law: Injured in an offshore crane accident?

Many Louisiana residents work out at sea, as living on the coast the jobs are plentiful and they usually pay pretty well. Unfortunately, they are also very dangerous. If you work on an oil platform, heavy equipment and machinery are all around you. Sometimes equipment fails or human error occurs causing employees to suffer injuries. When it does maritime law can help injured workers fight for fair and full compensation.

Louisiana birth injury: Traumatic birth experiences

While no woman expects labor and delivery to be easy, no one expects it to be a traumatizing experience either. Unfortunately, for numerous women in Louisiana and elsewhere, that is exactly what it is. When people talk about birth injury, they think about injuries suffered by the infant. The truth is, mothers may also suffer birth injuries that are physical and/or psychological in nature.

State to pay out judgments in motor vehicle accident cases

When Louisiana residents are hurt or lose their lives in car crashes for which the state is ultimately deemed liable, the victims or their surviving family members may pursue compensation for their losses. This is something many people have done, and monetary judgments have been awarded to them. Unfortunately, a lack of funds has made it impossible for the state to pay out these judgments, until now. Numerous motor vehicle accident cases are finally going to be closed, thanks to the budget plan passed by lawmakers back in May.

Louisiana wrongful death: SUVs are killing pedestrians

Numerous people in Louisiana and elsewhere own sport utility vehicles. Every year, pedestrians in this state and others lose their lives to drivers behind the wheels of these vehicles. The surviving family members of these victims may be entitled to seek damages for their losses by filing wrongful death claims in civil court.

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