If your face hits a stationary object during a car accident, such as the steering wheel or dashboard of a car, you may be in danger of sustaining a Le Fort fracture. According to University of Iowa Health Care, Le Fort fractures include specific fractures of the bones of the face.
The high-energy trauma of a car accident in Louisiana can cause fractures of your vertebrae, i.e., the bones in your spine. Often, though not always, these fractures occur in your thoracic spine, located in the middle of your back, or your lumbar spine in the area of your lower back. Another common location for spinal fractures from a car accident is the point where your thoracic and lumbar spine meet. The name for this area is the thoracolumbar junction.
If you or a member of your family expect to undergo a surgical procedure, you should know about the causes that can lead to wrong-site surgery. The unexpectedness of wrong-site surgery and its potential to cause serious physical and psychological injury or death prompted the Joint Commission to identify it as a sentinel event in the late 1990s.
Surgical errors in Louisiana are thankfully quite rare, but when they do occur, they can be devastating. Of the many ways that your surgery can go wrong, among the most likely, relatively speaking, are surgery on the wrong patient, surgery at the wrong site or performance of an incorrect procedure. In the interest of preventing these kinds of errors and ensuring your safety during surgery, the Joint Commission, a nonprofit medical services accreditation organization, has set standards for surgical personnel to follow to double-check that the information identifying patient, procedure and site is correct. The collective term for these standards is the Universal Protocol.
After the unexpected loss of a loved one in a car crash, dealing with an attorney could feel like just one more task. In a daily workload that is likely overwhelming with demands ranging from planning a funeral to adjusting to a completely new budget, adding one more thing can seem like too much.
For people in Louisiana, Mardi Gras parades are some of the most iconic events that represent the heart and soul of the local culture. These events can be enjoyed by a range of people and should be only causes for celebration but, sadly, it only takes one very selfish and irresponsible person to turn a joyous event into something tragic. That is precisely what happened at an Endymion Mardi Gras parade this year.
People in Louisiana are taught that the shoulder area along a freeway is supposed to be the safe place for them to stop if their vehicle breaks down or after they have been involved in an accident. While the shoulder might be a safer place to stop than in the middle of a traffic lane, it is far from truly safe, especially when on a busy freeway with vehicles of all sizes commonly travelling at high speeds.