Hoverboard Lawsuits Emerge After Injuries

Reports of severe injuries and even deaths are still emerging in association with hoverboards—the latest item kids asked for this last holiday. These boards are motorized scooters without wheels used to get around. However, many of them began randomly bursting into flames, sending many riders to the emergency room and causing severe fires in others’ … Continued

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Link between Car Crashes & Medical Malpractice Issues

On January 17th, the Court of Appeals examined whether a hospital or healthcare provider can be held liable for a third party’s injuries if they release a patient in an impaired state without warning them that it could affect their ability to drive, and this patient ends up injuring the third party. In this specific … Continued

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When Mardi Gras Turns Dangerous

Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) is a celebration in New Orleans that many look forward to each year; the parades, balls, and parties have been a part of New Orleans tradition for many years. Thousands flock to the city to watch and participate in this enthralling event. However, there is another side to the celebration: the … Continued

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Secondhand Smoke Still a Concern

New research conducted by NYU and released on January 25, 2016 indicates that workers at hookah bars are inhaling very hazardous levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine from secondhand smoke simply by working at these facilities. The toxins found in their lungs are linked to inflammation, as well as serious airway and heart diseases. In … Continued

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Investigation Reveals Failure to Report Deadly Device

On January 22nd, LA Times did a story on a family that went through every family’s worst nightmare: losing a loved one due to a complication that arose during a routine medical procedure; and not just any complication, but a medical device that caused a slow, painful death. One hospital’s failure to subsequently file a … Continued

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When You’re Injured On Vacation

Many people flock to Louisiana each year for vacations with their families, heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or jazz music, Baton Rouge or Shreveport for the casinos and churches, or Lafayette for the performing arts. But no one ever counts on what happens when you or a loved one gets injured while you’re … Continued

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Are Fish Oil Supplements Helpful or Harmful?

A new documentary titled “Supplements and Safety” and released on January 19th examines whether fish oil supplements, as well as others, are what they appear to be and whether they cause unanticipated side effects for millions of vulnerable Americans. The most frequently used supplements include vitamins, fish oil, and fat-burning products; however, they are—generally—unregulated by … Continued

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Lead Poisoning & Water Crises

During the week of January 19th, the Flint, Michigan water crisis gained national attention, as Governor Rick Snyder apologized to its residents for failing to “fix” the problem of the contaminated water supply. Of recent, the catastrophe has consumed the state, as a severe health crisis linked to high levels of lead leaching from water … Continued

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African American Communities and Environmental Injustice

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18th), CNN did an investigation on the environmental injustice still plaguing many poor African American communities. The environmental injustice, sadly, plays itself out in the form of exposure to toxic chemicals; specifically, a report released by the Center for Effective Government—titled “Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, … Continued

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CNN Investigation Finds High Surgical Death Rate for Children at Hospital

Recently, CNN published an article on what is possibly every new parent’s worst nightmare: that their baby has been born into a hospital that has an especially high mortality rate associated with a surgery that their child needs. Specifically, the article followed one family who was suffering after their newborn had open heart surgery at … Continued

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