Medical Malpractice – Frequently Asked Questions

At Townsley Law Firm, we serve clients in a wide range of personal injury cases. Our experience has taught us the ins-and-outs of Louisiana personal injury law. Even if you suspect there might be malpractice, you should c contact us right away.

These are some questions we frequently hear regarding medical malpractice:

How do I know if a procedure that went wrong is due to malpractice?

Most people who eventually sue for malpractice start their case by asking this question. Simply put, an investigation must take place. You are entitled to know what went wrong and there are people who can represent you.

What are the signs of medical malpractice?

There are more obvious signs that might trace to malpractice, such as irregular pain or bleeding following a procedure. There are also signs as simple as receiving incorrect medication or a doctor admitting they made a mistake in your diagnosis. While these can appear somewhat harmless, they could be signs of a bigger problem that ultimately entitles you to compensation.

What should I do after being a victim of medical malpractice?

If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice and you are in serious pain, contact a trusted medical professional. Then, as soon as you are able, hire an attorney.

How much is my medical malpractice claim worth?

Medical malpractice claims vary. But due to the delicate nature of medical practices and the value of human life, settlements can be quite high.

Do I need a lawyer for my medical malpractice case?

If medical malpractice is suspected, claims must go through a medical review panel. See our medical malpractice page f for more information about this step. A lawyer will thoroughly examine every detail of the medical incident or incidents.

Our Personal Injury Team Is Here For You

Need more information? We will take your medical malpractice concerns seriously, counseling you through every step. Reach out to our office in Lake Charles by calling 337-377-0584. You can also contact us via email.