Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our Baton Rouge Law Firm Fights for Victims of Medical Negligence
Millions of Americans will have to see a doctor for an illness or trauma-related injury at some point in their lives. We depend on doctors and other medical professionals to make the correct decisions and conduct our treatment with care and responsibility. Sadly, the difficulty of jobs in the medical profession often leads to oversights and sometimes even carelessness, which results in further injury or even death in their patients.
If an injury or death can be traced back to the negligence of a medical professional such as a nurse, a surgeon, or even a technician, this may constitute medical malpractice. You or a loved one may be entitled to compensation for the harm caused. You will need the help of our Louisiana malpractice attorneys for the best chance at recovering these damages.
What Constitutes a Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice suit can be filed if a patient feels that a medical professional failed to meet the regulations and standards of medical practice and the patient suffered harm as a result. Though doctors and nurses are human beings and capable of mistakes, they are held to higher standards due to the importance of their positions.
Doctors know the pressures they face in their careers and take an oath to always uphold their highest standards with each and every patient. When doctors fail to do this, patients suffer at the hands of the very professionals who are supposed to treat them.
Some of the most common examples of this include:
- Medication Errors: If your doctor administers more than one drug at a time in your treatment, it is the responsibility of the medical team to make sure the drugs are compatible. Additionally, your doctor is supposed to consult your recorded allergies to make sure he or she does not administer a drug that will cause an allergic reaction or serious infection.
- Birth Injuries: These are perhaps the most common medical malpractice cases. Gynecologists sometimes fail to identify birth defects in newborns, fail to inform mothers of impending complications that may have led to the mother opting out of birth, or otherwise negatively affect the health of the mother or child during delivery.
- Failures to Diagnose: Doctors are expected to identify illnesses with reasonable precision, provided the symptoms are clear and obvious. If symptoms are unclear, doctors are expected to perform tests until your illness is clear. When they fail to do so—especially in cases involving tumors or other progressive diseases—patients lose the time they needed for early treatment.
These cases, however, can be difficult. It is up to the patient to prove fault. Without extensive knowledge in the medical and legal arenas, it may be hard to make a winning argument that proves any wrongdoing that could constitute financial compensation. You will need an experienced and talented legal team to build a case identifying the specific instances in which your medical professionals acted irresponsibly.
Arnold & Itkin has proved successful in winning our clients restitution in medical malpractice cases throughout Louisiana and nationwide. We can apply all of our resources and knowledge to fight for the best outcome in your case. We can handle every step of the process, from filing your case, investigating the incident to obtain evidence, building an argument, to delivering your case in the trial itself. Though we are an experienced and successful team, it all starts with learning about what happened to you. Beginning with your initial consultation, we can learn what happened to start the process of seeking the financial compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Our Louisiana Medical Malpractice Firm
If your serious condition was blatantly ignored, your doctor administered an incompatible drug without properly consulting your allergies on record, or made a decision without the right to do so, your rights to quality medical treatment may have been violated, and you may have suffered an avoidable injury. You will not be able to go back and undo the injustice done to you, but you can improve your future with a successful medical malpractice suit. You still have rights, and we are there to return those rights to you and see you get fair compensation.
Call us at (888) 493-1629 to schedule a free consultation and tell our experienced team about your case.