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April 2019 Archives

Family sues hospital after mother collapses in waiting room

The healthcare system in the United States is recognized as being among the best in the world. The quality of care that the system produces may mandate that it be costly. The high cost of healthcare may often serve as a deterrent from people in Metairie seeking treatment when it is needed (as they may worry about being able to afford it). Yet lawmakers realize that this should not happen, especially in situation where emergency care is needed. Thus, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act was established so that patients who present to the emergency room or labor and delivery unit receive the treatment they need. 

How to prevent a traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have lifelong ramifications for Louisiana residents. This potentially severe head injury occurs in many different ways, such as from playing sports, falls or as a result of maritime, workplace, traffic or recreational accidents. It is important to learn how to best prevent these brain traumas from happening. 

Is the maritime industry really that dangerous?

You can watch plenty of reality TV shows about the dangers of working on the water, but maybe you find yourself wondering just how risky it can be. After all, travel by water is ancient. This is something humans have been doing forever, and now we have incredible technology to help keep people safe.

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