Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims involve a breach of the appropriate standard of care by a health care professional. Examples of medical malpractice include….leaving a foreign object in a patient’s body following surgery or administering too much anesthesia to a person causing brain damage or even death. Usually only the most serious injuries justify the time and expense of a medical malpractice case because the law is stacked in favor of the defendant health care providers and mandates a strong burden of proof for a medical malpractice victim to come forward with a claim. Malpractice cases additionally take up an inordinate amount of time and money because of the system in place. Louisiana law mandates, in most cases, the use of a medical review panel to review all records prior to suit being filed. A medical malpractice case can take ten (10) years or more to be concluded, they rarely settle.

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