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Understaffing leads to medical errors

When a person seeks medical treatment in Louisiana, he or she expects to be taken care of by a competent medical professional. While there are many safeguards in place, such as extensive education and training requirements, along with licensing, to ensure those working in the medical field are qualified to do so, there is something else that is not as highly regulated that could be hurting the level of care these professionals provide. The problem is understaffing.

Medical malpractice and victims' rights

Important surgeries are, needless to say, stressful; when a surgeon performs a surgery on the wrong limb, the wrong side of the body, or even the wrong patient, that stress is only magnified. Many might assume that such errors in medical practice are unheard of in America, but thousands occur each year. Louisiana law protects patients who have experienced such traumatic incidents. Victims of surgical errors may choose to file a medical malpractice claim, and while such claims can prove to be complex, wrong-site and unnecessary surgeries are inacceptable in that they are all preventable. 

Doctor misconduct: are you fully informed?

Especially with today's advanced medications and medical technologies in Louisiana, doctors are generally seen as professionals that individuals can trust. However, when patients follow doctors' orders and nevertheless still experience illness or even worsened conditions, a new, complex set of issues arises. 

Medical malpractice: a hidden killer

It is often easy to forget that doctors and other medical workers are only human. The mistakes made, however, can lead to permanent and traumatic circumstances. Medical malpractice in Louisiana is an under-recognized and under-discussed topic. This is largely due to the lack of a method to collect information on incidents, thus resulting in a negligence of reporting cases.

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