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Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis? A Misdiagnosis Happens More Often Than You Think.

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis? A Misdiagnosis Happens More Often Than You Think.

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Tragically, medical misdiagnoses are exceedingly common in the United States and Mississippi, and misdiagnoses can lead to serious or fatal injuries and illnesses. If you’re the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, you may wonder if you have the option to file a lawsuit. Those who suffer from an injury or illness caused by medical… Read More »

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Mississippi Premises Liability Law and How to Prove Your Case

Mississippi Premises Liability Law and How to Prove Your Case

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

When you are visiting someone else’s property, whether it is residential or commercial, you have a right to move about without being put in harm’s way. Or, in other words, properties must be kept reasonably free of hazards to ensure the safety of their visitors. This includes retail establishments, residential homes, rental properties, office… Read More »

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Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

Can You Get Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Workers have a right to safe working conditions that do not pose a threat to their health. This includes exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is a serious concern in many workplace environments. Every year, over 400 people die from accidental CO poisoning, which could have been prevented.  Carbon monoxide is an… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work-Related Injury in Louisiana?

Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work-Related Injury in Louisiana?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Whether a work accident is minor or severe, injured workers have a right to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits were established to protect workers who become injured on the job without the need to prove fault. However, workers’ compensation insurance also helps protect employers from being sued. Workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Shipyard Injuries in Mississippi

Here’s What You Need to Know About Shipyard Injuries in Mississippi

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Let’s face it, the law can get complicated, especially when you are trying to receive compensation for injuries you sustained while performing work duties. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for companies to do their best to avoid taking responsibility for these injuries so that they don’t have to pay for your medical treatment and… Read More »

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Amazon Workers Have High Warehouse Injury Rate

Amazon Workers Have High Warehouse Injury Rate

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Just this past year, Amazon announced its expansion in the state of Louisiana, with new centers being built in Baton Rouge and Shreveport. The company is looking to hire thousands of new workers, with wages starting between $18–$22 an hour. However, though new warehouse jobs are generally good for the economy, they are not… Read More »

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Forklift Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Though commonly used in many industries and workplaces, forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery. Both the heavy materials and items that they carry and transport can be a hazard, as well as the vehicle itself. In 2019, 79 workplace fatalities and over 8,000 injuries were reported involving forklifts. Unfortunately, despite their dangerous nature, forklifts… Read More »

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