There is nothing more devastating than seeking medical treatment, only to discover that the medical professional you quite literally trusted with your life made your condition worse. If this has happened to you, after you receive additional medical treatment to correct the issue, you should speak with a competent Louisiana medical malpractice lawyer who can help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Why Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson?
Our Monroe, Louisiana medical malpractice attorneys represent patients and their families, who have been the victims of serious injury or wrongful death due to medical negligence or malpractice. The Louisiana medical malpractice law is unique and complex. Our experienced malpractice lawyers begin each case with a thorough and accurate evaluation of the merits of each case, drawing from our experience and often engaging medical experts in the pertinent field of medicine to determine whether your physician, surgeon, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other healthcare provider met the appropriate standard of care or caused injury to the patient.
For decades, our medical negligence attorneys have successfully represented patients and healthcare providers in medical review panel proceedings, mediations, and jury trials involving catastrophic injury and death of patients throughout Louisiana. Our successes include cases involving misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, mistreatment, abuse, and neglect. We provide you with compassionate representation, coupled with the tools and experience necessary to provide you with the best possible results. If you need an Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer you can depend on, you’ve come to the right place.
Examples of Medical Malpractice & Negligence
You likely wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there is a wide range of ways in which a physician may behave negligently and harm an individual as a result. Just some of the most common examples of medical malpractice and negligence that we see are as follows:
- Errors during surgery, such as leaving surgical instruments in a patient’s body.
- Diagnosis errors, such as delayed diagnosis, improper diagnosis, or failure to diagnose a medical condition altogether.
- Emergency room errors, such as failing to provide a patient with adequate care due to understaffing.
- Errors during the birthing process.
- Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong medication dosage.
- Anesthesia errors, such as administering too much anesthesia or not enough, causing a patient either to pass away or wake up during surgery.
If you were hurt because of any of the aforementioned, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid medical malpractice claim. Our firm is prepared to assess the circumstances surrounding your claim and, from there, fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. This compensation can then help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages caused by the act of malpractice.
Filing Your Medical Malpractice Claim on Time
As you may know, you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to bring a medical malpractice claim. In fact, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Louisiana is, typically, one year from the date the act of malpractice occurred, which is why you should always get in contact with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm is dedicated to helping those in need, and we’re ready to help you, too.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Anyone harmed by a careless or malicious medical professional deserves competent representation. Whether you or a loved one were wronged by a doctor, nurse, or a medical facility, you can turn to us for help. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team today.