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What is the process for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

When a health care provider's care is below the industry standard of care and injuries result, this is known as medical malpractice. For Louisiana residents, this means they go to their healthcare providers for treatment or diagnosis of a problem, and end up instead with a worsened condition-misdiagnosis, wrong dosage of medicine or even operations on wrong sites, all fall within the purview of medical malpractice.

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When Louisiana residents go to the hospital to receive medical care, they often end up interacting with many different medical professionals-from attendants and nurses to surgeons and doctors. If these medical professionals do not adhere to the medical industry standard in providing medical care to their patient, they may end up giving their patient a worsened condition, or in a worst case scenario mentioned last week, a patient's death.

Never events: a fatal surgical error?

Louisiana residents, like others across the country, go to their doctors when they are at their most vulnerable. In pain and without any expertise, they turn to medical professionals to guide them through their illness and help them recover as much as possible. To achieve this end, they expect the medical professionals treating them will act with the utmost professionalism and to the highest standards of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Surviving spouse and children bring wrongful death claim

This blog recently discussed the elements of a wrongful death claim for damages. The surviving spouse and children of a woman recently brought a medical malpractice wrongful death claim for damages in Louisiana against a health care facility. The lawsuit asserts that the health care facility breached its standard of care when treating the woman.

Pharmaceutical companies and medical malpractice

As many Louisiana residents are aware, there is a trust implicit in the relationship between patients and doctors. Because of their expertise, patients trust that doctors will treat them with care and knowledge. However, even with extensive training, doctors can still act in ways that can lead to a case of medical malpractice.

First steps after medical malpractice

Louisiana residents who seek treatment from a medical professional likely expect to be treated with the utmost care. After all, the reason a person goes to see a doctor or nurse is to get better -- not worse. However, in some cases, it is possible to go to a medical professional and end up with a worsened condition. In such cases, it may be possible to pursue legal action in order to obtain compensation from the party at fault.

Who is responsible in medical malpractice cases?

Louisiana residents who seek out medical help likely trust that they will be treated with the utmost care. After all, in many of these cases, a person is trusting a medical professional with his or her life. However, medical professionals are human, just like anyone else. It is possible for accidents to occur that can have dire consequences for the patient. If negligence was involved, it may be possible for victims to pursue a lawsuit in order to seek compensation from the responsible party.

What are the legal elements of a medical malpractice case?

When Louisiana residents see a medical professional, they likely expect to be treated with the utmost care. After all, in many cases people entrust doctors and nurses with their lives. Unfortunately, a certain standard of care is not always met -- and in some cases, this can have major consequences. In the worst case scenarios, these consequences can be fatal. Sometimes, a person may wish to pursue legal action following such incidents. But there are certain criteria that must be met to prove medical malpractice took place.

Protecting your loved one in a nursing home

One of the most difficult decisions in life is often to move an elderly or sick loved one from their home into a nursing home. Unfortunately, as we all know, when we age our abilities diminish and there often becomes a stage in life when a person is no longer independent and becomes unable to live independently. Oftentimes there are family members and friends who can check in, run errands and do the tasks necessary to keep the person happy and healthy. Eventually, however, there may come a time that the person needs more than the care family or friends are able to provide, and the person is sent to a nursing home.

Protecting yourself against medical malpractice

As much as we rely on doctors, surgeons and medical professionals to protect us from diseases and help us when we are injured or get sick, unfortunately there are instances when you may find yourself in worse condition than when you first reached out for help. A vast majority of those in the medical field are competent professionals. They understand that the actions they take and the decisions they make may literally be the difference between life and death. But they are humans, and unfortunately humans are not perfect.

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