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Medical Malpractice

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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.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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