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August 2018 Archives

What should I do if I learn my doctor was sued?

We want our Louisiana doctors to be the most competent and qualified people to handle our health care. However, if you should find out that your doctor has been sued in the past, you will naturally be worried and wonder if you should continue your relationship with that doctor. In the event you do uncover past instances of medical lawsuits, you should keep a few things in mind before looking for a new doctor.

How long can I wait before filing an auto accident lawsuit?

Many of us have heard the phrase “time is of the essence.” That is true for many areas of life, but if you have been hurt in a car accident on a Louisiana road, that phrase is even more applicable for your current situation. If you want to file a civil lawsuit against the other party to win compensation for your injuries, you cannot wait for very long before filing in court.

What is a hung jury?

The basic workings of a Louisiana jury trial are generally well known. A jury is chosen, hears the arguments presented in court, and once the arguments are concluded, the jury is sent off to consider a verdict. Sometimes the verdict is decided in a single day. If a jury needs more time, the jury might be sent home or be sequestered. However, in some instances a jury may not be able to agree on a verdict at all.

I own a boat: what do I do when hurricane season approaches?

Louisiana boat owners have good reason to be wary when hurricane season is on the radar. A devastating wind or surge of water up the Gulf of Mexico can cause incredible damage to boats still in the water. So how can a Louisiana resident handle the situation? According to the State Farm website, boat owners can take important steps to help safeguard their vessels against a harsh storm.

Could a prescription drug be a defective product?

You expect your drugs to solve your illnesses, or at least have the potential to do so. However, defective prescription medication is worse than ineffective: it does not have the ability in the first place to give you a chance at a healthier life. However, determining whether a drug might be defective by the definition of the Louisiana courts is not always as simple as you might expect.

What to do if your teen is caught with drugs

If you receive the news that your teenage child is using illegal drugs, you are probably feeling a flurry of emotions. It is normal to feel anger, confusion and even shame when your kid has a drug abuse problem. This can be a scary time in your life, but it is possible to get a positive outcome.

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