A special relationship exists between physicians and their patients. Physicians owe their patients a duty to provide a certain standard of care, using at least the level of skill, care and diligence that is generally exercised by fellow practitioners in the medical professions. It is considered medical malpractice when a medical professional breaches that duty by failing to obtain informed consent, or through negligence or carelessness in causing injury to a patient. Medical malpractice victims may recover compensation for their injuries, including for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income. Should the patient die, their heirs are entitled to sue in their stead.
I have successfully represented medical malpractice clients in Southwest Louisiana area for 38 years. I will represent you in cases involving birth injuries, orthopedic surgeries, anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital nursing care, nursing home care, cosmetic surgeries, prescription drug mistakes, psychiatric care and eye surgeries. To prevail with a medical malpractice claim, expert medical testimony is generally required to establish that the medical care or diagnosis was negligently below the standard of care, and that this negligence caused the patient’s injuries. I regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.
Louisiana law sets statutory deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony.
Contact me at 337-656-3333 or contact me online to schedule your consultation at my Lake Charles, Louisiana office.