If you're injured by a doctor or hospital's negligence, you generally have a right to sue that doctor or hospital -- unless you're a member of the military and the doctor or hospital that messed up your care happens to be a military doctor or hospital.
A new study using data from California may be both unsettling and shocking. According to a 2010-2012 study of postpartum deaths, almost 20% of new mothers who die within a year of giving birth do so via suicide or drug overdose.
If you have any kind of serious or chronic health condition, you want your doctor to be candid about the risks you face during any course of treatment or surgical procedure.
A lawsuit regarding the wrongful death of a Louisiana cancer victim was summarily dismissed with prejudice. That means the plaintiff is barred from bringing the case again.
You might have chosen Baton Rouge as your home locale because you liked how close it is to the Mississippi River. You may also be one of many Louisiana residents who enjoy the many celebrations and community events that the city hosts, which attract tens of thousands of tourists every year. A problem that sometimes arises, however, is that party goers often consume alcohol then make poor decisions to get behind the wheel of their cars to drive.