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Will your medical malpractice claim make it past the panel?

When you went to see your doctor or were admitted to a Louisiana hospital, you expected to leave in better shape or at least with a treatment plan that will promote your healing. However, something went wrong, and now your condition is worse, or you suffered a new injury or illness due to a medical mistake. You want to file a medical malpractice claim, but first, it must make it through the review panel.

You must go through the medical review panel process here in Louisiana regardless of whether the harm done to you involved a misdiagnosis, a surgical error or a medication error, among other medical mistakes. The process is designed to act as a clearinghouse in order to ensure that only legitimate claims go forward. If the panel determines whether your claim has merit, you may move forward to either settlement negotiations or litigation.

This process requires serious consideration. In essence, you need to be prepared to provide the same evidence and information that you would in court. The stronger your case is from the beginning, the better chance you have of receiving a favorable opinion from the panel. Otherwise, your claim could stop in its tracks and leave you without the restitution to which you may be entitled.

To increase your chances of success, you may want to lay out your situation to a medical malpractice attorney. He or she should be able to tell you provide you with insights into the review process and can tell you what you may need in order to prevail at this level. After what you suffered, you deserve the best opportunity to move forward with your claim and receive recompense for your financial losses and other damages.

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