Insurance Rule Extended to Help Louisiana Property Owners

This week, the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner extended an emergency regulation limiting all insurance companies from canceling or terminating policies in the state in an effort to protect those whose homes and businesses were damaged by the August flooding across south Louisiana. The regulation is intended to provide home and business owners with flexibility by barring … Continued

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Louisiana Bills Could Increase Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

As we have previously discussed, the cap on economic damages for medical malpractice claims in Louisiana has long been an issue in ensuring that victims of medical malpractice obtain justice for their injuries and/or the death of their loved ones due to medical misconduct and error. As a limit put in place 43 years ago, … Continued

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Bringing Personal Injury Claims When Airlines Use Excessive Force

United Airlines has been all over the news of late after a passenger, David Dao, was dragged off against his will by security personnel. After the incident, the city decided to open up an investigation into the incident and placed the officers involved on administrative leave. While airlines like United may claim that they are … Continued

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Personal Injury Claims Filed Over Well Water Contamination

Hundreds of people who worked or served on various military bases recently brought a mass tort lawsuit against six manufacturers of firefighting foams, which were used for fire suppression and which are now believed to have contaminated local drinking water via ingredients such as perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), unregulated chemicals which are … Continued

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New CDC Report Shows Mesothelioma on the Rise

A new report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that malignant mesothelioma mortality has increased in spite of widespread efforts to educate the public about the dangers of working, unprotected, in areas containing asbestos. Specifically, the number of malignant mesothelioma deaths increased for those 85 or older, decreased … Continued

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New Study Sheds Light on Medical Malpractice Claims and State Apology Laws

A new study released by Vanderbilt University demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, most medical malpractice lawsuits are not filed due to anger over a surgeon failing to apologize for a mistake. Specifically, the study looked at “apology laws” in 32 states, which allow physicians to express sympathy to patients and families without that apology … Continued

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Studies Show Alarming Rise in Cancer Rates in Rural Coal Mining Areas

According to a recent study featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Owsley County, Kentucky had one of the highest percentage increases of cancer mortality per capita in the U.S. since 1980. Specifically, deaths increased by close to 50% there.   Additional research has supported the contention that, while the incidence of cancer … Continued

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More and More Products Revealed to Be Causing Cancer Every Year

Most people have heard about lawsuits focused on products that have caused serious cancer concerns: Talcum powder and ovarian cancer, even Pepsi, but what about ingredients that are widely used in many of our everyday food items? A new report just released has expanded upon the previous announcement concerning the link between cancer, processed meats, … Continued

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Plastic Surgery Procedure Gives Rise to Startling Reports of Medical Malpractice

On January 6th, a judge concluded that one Florida plastic surgeon—Dr. Osak Omulepu—committed medical malpractice when he performed a procedure known as a Brazilian Butt Lift on two women. Specifically, the judge found that Omulepu violated various standards of care in performing the procedures, which involved two women’s organs being punctured, and one woman ultimately … Continued

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$50 Million IKEA Settlement Leaves Many Families Still at a Loss

Many remember the news headlines that covered recent incidents of IKEA furniture falling on and killing young children, several of them crushed to death by dressers or chests in the IKEA “Malm” line. IKEA announced a recall of close to 30 million dressers and chests in June of this year after six children had been … Continued

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