Have You Suffered From Medical Malpractice? Call Our New Orleans Firm For Help.
Often, doctors and healthcare providers will tell you that certain procedures or treatments are risky. However, this never excuses negligence, incompetence, or inexcusable mistakes on the part of medical providers. At the Palazzo Law Firm, our experienced New Orleans medical malpractice attorneys will help you navigate a complex medical malpractice case and assist you in securing the compensation you deserve for the harm you have experienced. We have proven our ability to handle these cases successfully over the last 20-plus years and are ready to get started on your case today.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs where a doctor or another type of medical professional acted negligently and that negligence caused harm to the patient. This can be more difficult to prove than it may seem, just because someone was hurt does not automatically mean a medical professional can be sued or is liable. Here are common types of cases where our lawyers have held medical professionals accountable:
- Birth Injury
- Emergency Room Error
- Medication Error
- Surgical Error
- Wrongful Death
Can I Bring A Lawsuit?
To bring a medical malpractice suit in Louisiana, the plaintiff has to show that their healthcare provider breached a reasonable standard of care and that breach resulted in injury to the plaintiff. Standard of care is determined under state law by comparing the medical care at issue to the average degree of care or knowledge possessed by licensed healthcare providers practicing in the State under similar circumstances. If the result of the healthcare services fell below that level of knowledge or skill or the provider failed to use reasonable care, this can be considered a breach. Where the breach results in direct harm to the plaintiff, that the plaintiff would not have otherwise suffered, you may have a medical malpractice suit. It is important to note that a medical malpractice suit must be filed within one year of discovering the negligence. Depending on the nature of the claim, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
What is the Medical Review Panel?
A medical malpractice suit in Louisiana begins in front of a medical review panel. This panel is made up of doctors who determine whether or not the medical malpractice claim is valid. Having our lawyers by your side during this process can help make sure that your case is approved during this review. For example, we engage with medical experts, review medical records, and gather the necessary facts to prove our case. Our team at Palazzo Law Firm does the work to prepare for this review panel and are ready to argue in front of a judge and jury to fight for your case.
Palazzo Law Firm Can Help
Our attorney’s will help you investigate your case, build a strategy for proving medical malpractice, represent you in court, and ensure you obtain a fair settlement. Call 504-433-1442 today for a free consultation with medical malpractice lawyers dedicated to your recovery and healing.