Experienced Medical Malpractice Representation
Medical negligence, also referred to as medical malpractice, is a broad term used to describe any treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on the part of a health care provider that causes harm to a patient. While not every mistake constitutes malpractice, there may be a claim for malpractice where a health care provider’s negligence or lack of care causes injury or death.
Common examples of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to perform medical procedures in a competent manner
- Failure to order necessary tests or evaluate their results
- Failure to diagnose an illness
- Diagnosing an incorrect condition and pursuing the wrong treatment
- Misuse of prescription drugs
Medical malpractice cases are not limited to physicians and surgeons, but may involve any health care provider – anyone with a duty of care to their patient. Any health professional may be held liable for malpractice - doctor, surgeon, chiropractor, physical therapist, nurse, nursing assistant, pharmacist, inhalation therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, dentist, dental assistant, paramedic, or ambulance driver. Healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes may also be held liable in medical malpractice cases.
If you believe that you or a loved one were injured as the result of medical malpractice, contact us today for a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Find out how we can be of assistance to you. We handle medical malpractice cases throughout Louisiana and Mississippi on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no fee unless there is a recovery for you.