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When can You Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence in Louisiana?

Placing a family member in a nursing home, particularly if the family member is suffering from a chronic illness, is an emotional decision for families. Many times, the family is unable to provide care to their family member because of their work or family commitments. Nursing homes are attractive to families because their loved ones receive 24/7 assistance.

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Head Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana

Head injuries are the most common injury incurred in motorcycle accidents. Even with a helmet, the consequences of a head injury from a motorcycle accident may be catastrophic if the victim survives the accident. The medical bills alone could result in financial devastation for the survivor and his or her family. Cognitive impairment may delay the victim’s return to work following a motorcycle accident head injury. The Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC can help you pursue a claim and advise you on how to protect yourself both medically and legally immediately after a motorcycle accident.

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Got a Knee Injury From a Motorcycle Accident?

In the days following a motorcycle accident, it is not uncommon to feel low to moderate knee pain. In some cases, the knee pain subsides, and the individual is able to resume his or her activities after rest. In other cases, however, the knee pain is severe and unrelenting, despite rest and even pain medication. If you have been injured following a motorcycle accident, it is important that you seek prompt medical attention. 

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Who is Responsible When a Nursing Home Resident Falls?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one out of four older people fall each year. Falls and fall prevention is so prevalent in older populations that families often use a fall as the incident or catalyst that has them place a loved one in a nursing home. The thinking behind the decision is that supervision and monitoring will prevent an older person from falling. Families are devastated when their loved one falls and hurts him or herself while under the care of a nursing home.

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Why is it So Hard to See a Motorcycle?

The most common injuries incurred during motorcycle accidents are head injuries. Riders and their passengers are more susceptible to injury in a motorcycle accident because the motorcycle itself does not provide its users with any protection. More often than not, a collision causes the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. Motorcycles often come to an abrupt stop when they collide with a vehicle. The driver will continue to travel until he or she forcibly hits the ground or other vehicle. Other motorcycle injuries include neck injuries, road rash, foot and leg fractures, arm injuries, and torso and pelvis injuries. Any of these alone or in combination can be severe enough to cause death or permanent damage, such as paralysis or disfigurement.

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Suffering From a Head Injury After a Car Accident? Here is What to Expect…

A head injury is any kind of injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries can be small, such as a bump or bruise, or life-altering like traumatic brain injury. Head injuries are common after a car accident. They can include concussions, skull fractures, or scalp wounds. The injury itself can be open, meaning that something breaks through the skull and strikes the brain, or closed. Bleeding may be visible or invisible. No matter the type of injury experienced, if you are involved in a car accident and hurt your head, seek immediate medical attention.

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Nursing Home Abuse in Louisiana

Nursing home residents in Louisiana have a right to dignity, respect, and quality of care. When these rights are violated, the nursing home resident suffers greatly and may even die from neglect or negligence. According to Families for Better Care, Louisiana has the second worst record in America in terms of nursing home quality of care.

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Dental Damage or Teeth Issues After a Car Accident? Here is What You Need to Know

Dental damage is a common injury following a car accident. If the lower part of the face hits the steering wheel or dashboard or if the air bag deploys, mouth injuries can occur. Victims are entitled to compensation for their medical care, treatment, and pain and suffering under Louisiana law. Especially when it comes to teeth damage, dental insurance plans consider replacing chipped or broken teeth a cosmetic procedure, not a medical procedure, and will not cover the cost to replace the teeth. However, dental damage is a result of the car accident, which means you are entitled to compensation to cover the costs of your treatment.

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Boating Accidents in Sportsman’s Paradise

Louisiana’s connection to water is etched in its geographical landscape. The mighty Mississippi River, Red River, Toledo Bend, and Lake Pontchartrain are just a few examples of the major bodies of water in the state. Louisiana boasts one of the longest state coastlines in the U.S., sharing its southernmost border with the Gulf of Mexico. The unique landscape and diverse natural environment is attractive to recreational boaters who dot the waterways in their various water crafts.

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Motorcycle Season in Louisiana is in Full Swing

Motorcycle riding is an activity that has both functional and emotional appeal. While many use their motorcycle as their primary mode of transportation, others are recreational motorcyclists, riding their motorcycles as a hobby or for pleasure. Whether a person rides for functional or pleasure purposes, he or she is at risk of being seriously injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident.

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