Experienced Louisiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights
When you or a loved one become sick or injured and need medical treatment, you put a great amount of trust in your doctors, nurses, and the medical staff. You are trusting that these medical professionals will provide the highest level of care and treatment for you at a time when you are most vulnerable and avoid any type of medical malpractice.
Often times, the medical professionals treating you provide outstanding care. However, what if you leave the hospital or doctor’s office worse off than when you entered? What happens if a doctor or a nurse fails you and puts your life or your loved one’s life at risk? You should know that you are not alone and that the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Mansfield Melancon can assist you to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. It is important to call a lawyer at Mansfield Melancon as soon as possible because in Louisiana there are strict deadlines when bringing a medical malpractice claim.
What is a Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice claim is when a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, or medical staff) provides treatment to a patient that falls below the accepted standard of medical care in the medical community, and as a result, puts the patient at risk of injury or death. It is not enough that a patient is unhappy with the outcome, but there must be evidence that shows the healthcare provider acted negligent when providing treatment to the patient. The following is a list of common medical malpractice claims:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Administering the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong amount of medication
- Operating on the wrong surgery site
- Failing to remove all medical equipment from the surgery site
- Anesthesia errors
- Child birth injuries
- Prescribing the wrong drug
If you have suffered an injury caused by the negligence of a medical healthcare provider, then you may have a medical malpractice claim. The injured patient may be able to recover the following:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost income (past and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other types of recoverable damages
Mansfield Melancon’s Experienced Lawyers will Fight for Your Medical Malpractice Claim
The medical malpractice lawyers at Mansfield Melancon are ready to sit down with you to discuss your claim. These claims are often complex and require an in depth understanding of your medical history and the events that caused your injury. At Mansfield Melancon, you will sit down with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options. Your attorneys will review all medical records, interview witnesses, and develop a strategy to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
When Should I Call a Lawyer?
If you or a loved one are in need of reliable legal advice on how to proceed after a medical malpractice accident, contact Mansfield Melancon immediately to make sure your rights and interests are being protected. It is important to receive compensation for your medical malpractice claim. It is equally important to have a team of skilled lawyers who will provide the personalized attention your case requires and deserves. You can reach us at our New Orleans number at 504-500-1108, Baton Rouge number at 225-612-0800, Lafayette number at 337-409-0003, or you can contact us online. You can also send us an email with questions about your claim at firstname.lastname@example.org.