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March 2017 Archives

What are some common signs of nursing home abuse?

Deciding to put a loved one in a nursing home may be the best option if an individual is unable to live on their own or if they need more care than their family can provide. Those in Louisiana who decide to put a loved one in a nursing home trust that the staff at their chosen facility will properly take care of their loved one. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Here are some common signs nursing home abuse is taking place.

Products liability: soynut product recall expanded

For those with peanut allergies in Louisiana, the advent of other nut butters has allowed them to enjoy foods that they otherwise would not be able to eat. Even those without peanut allergies may, for health reasons or simply due to enjoyment, consume nut butters, such as soynut butters. However, one brand of soynut butter has caused several people in the United States to become seriously ill.

Talking and texting driving insurance rates

Distracted driving, including texting and driving and other use of electronic devices, and an improving economy are responsible for a dramatic jump in auto accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These factors also caused double-digit increases in automobile insurance rates in Louisiana and the country.

Injured seaman files lawsuit in Louisiana court

Many people in Louisiana are employed in maritime occupations, including working on vessels, such as fishing vessels, drill ships and other watercraft. These jobs are important, but they can also be dangerous. Therefore, employers must take all the necessary steps to keep their workers safe. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.

Proper car seat usage could prevent injuries in a car accident

Drivers in passengers in Louisiana and elsewhere tend to take caution when they are traveling in a vehicle. In most cases, this looks like wearing a seatbelt. Because it is not only adults that could suffer injuries in a car accident, it is also important to take steps to protect child and infant passengers. This does not only mean using car seats and booster seats but also properly using them as well.