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Woman claims malpractice lead to father's death from infection

Like it or not, the reality of modern medicine is that it is only as good as the people practicing it and the care they give to following proper procedures for patient care. For every doctor, nurse or EMT who cares deeply about being professional and giving the best available care to their patients, there are some who are simply there to collect a paycheck.

Even among those who are well-intentioned, the demanding hours of the occupation can compromise decision-making by medical personnel. Regardless of where and how the breakdown in care occurs, medical mistakes can cost lives. If you have lost a loved one, or seen them suffer greatly at the hands of medical malpractice, you deserve to be compensated for this pain and loss.

A Louisiana woman who experienced just such a loss has filed suit against a doctor and healthcare provider after her father passed away, allegedly after poor medical care lead to his death while being treated for a urinary tract infection. According to the suit, the man was admitted to the care for the infection, but that the attendant doctor issued an order for a variety of antibiotics that were not effective against the particular infection that the man suffered.

Medical malpractice is far more common that one might think. The loss of a loved one can, of course, never be undone by any sum of money, but a fair settlement is one of the few forms of judgement that can be sought. For those who have suffered medical malpractice, or lost loved ones because of it, an experienced malpractice attorney can help you evaluate your case and explore the full scope of options you have to pursue justice.

Source: The Louisiana record, "Woman alleges malpractice caused father's death," Carrie Bradon, Nov. 30, 2016

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