Failure to timely treat obstructed/ruptured bowel

The case below involved the doctor’s failure to timely treat obstructed/ruptured bowel.  It was tragic and resulted in the patient’s death.  We represented his family in a wrongful death and survival action.   SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT On or about August 18, 2005 Mr. R was seen at the Cenla Family Clinic for complaints of abdominal…

Rehabilitation Hospital failed to prevent fall

Falls are dangerous for everyone. They are the number one reason for emergency room visits.  In the elderly, falls can be even more serious.  Nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals and hospitals have a duty to prevent falls.  The case below involved that duty and explains the standards that apply.   BRIEF FACTUAL HISTORY   Plaintiff was…

Emergency room doctor misdiagnosed stroke

Here is a paper submitted on behalf of a client whose pending stroke was missed by an emergency room doctor. BASIS FOR PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIM   On or about December 14, 2002 Barbara M presented to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital emergency room and Dr. K with symptoms indicating the onset of a stroke.  The stroke was…