MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER KENNER
Medical malpractice involves the negligence of a medical professional resulting in injuries or the death of a patient. When there is a departure from the recognized “standard of care”, a patient can be seriously harmed. Unfortunately, medical errors are extremely common.
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Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers from injuries due to the negligent or careless actions of a medical practitioner. The benchmark that is used in such cases is called ‘standard of care’. It is defined as the level of competence that is expected of a physician. If the medical practitioner performs something which an average practitioner would not have done under similar circumstances, the physician could be said to have deviated from the standard of care.
Medical malpractice laws are in place to ensure that all patients receive satisfactory care. In Louisiana, matters related to the standard of care are covered under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.
IN ORDER TO PROVE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, THE PLAINTIFF (VICTIM) MUST DEMONSTRATE:
- That negligence increased the risk to the plaintiff, thereby resulting in harm
- That the plaintiff was not responsible for the harm
- That the harm would not have occurred if there was no negligence
HOW NEGLIGENCE BECOMES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Medical negligence turns to medical malpractice when the negligence of the doctor aggravates the condition of the patient. If the doctor’s negligence had no detrimental effect on the condition of the patient, the patient may not be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim.
If you’ve become a victim of medical malpractice, it’s best to have a skilled and experienced attorney by your side. Medical malpractice attorneys in Kenner at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are readily available for your assistance.
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WHAT IS A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT?
Most medical malpractice claims can be put under one of the following categories of negligence:
- Surgical errors
- Mistakes in prescribing medication
Surgical errors: Errors committed by a doctor during surgery are not unusual. Some common surgical errors include failure to control bleeding, damaging a nerve, or leaving a foreign object inside a patient’s body. Surprisingly, there are also times when surgeons perform operation on the wrong body part. Anesthesia-related injuries occur when a patient is given the wrong dosage.
Mistakes in prescribing medicine: Medication errors result from administering wrong medicine or prescribing insufficient dosage.
Misdiagnosis: There are multiple malpractice cases that qualify as misdiagnosis. According to various studies, misdiagnosis is one of the leading types of physician errors and the five commonly misdiagnosed conditions include blood clot in the lung, tumors inside the body, heart attack, infections, and heart disease.
WHY CALL US?
If you believe that you or your family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to reach out to an expert medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice attorneys in Kenner at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are well-qualified to handle complicated cases with ease and competence. Our attorneys have more than two decades of experience in handling medical malpractice cases. If you are struggling with lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, allow our attorneys to fight your case.
OTHER COMMON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS INCLUDE:
- Defective medical device
- Oxygen deprivation
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital negligence
If you or your loved one has experienced injuries due to medical malpractice, reach out to expert legal professionals at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today!