No one likes to think about the potential negative outcomes that could result from a medical procedure. Yet, doctors are obligated to tell their patients about the risks involved. Although medical professionals throughout the country are some of the best in the world, most of our readers in Louisiana know that in some cases errors are committed. When this happens, the results often necessitate filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation for damages suffered.
Medical malpractice can occur in a multitude of ways: a wrong-site surgery, improper use of medical equipment, an improper organ transplant, or even surgical equipment left inside a patient. These surgical errors can leave a patient in a worsened condition, or they can be fatal. A medical malpractice lawsuit can differ greatly from other personal injury lawsuits, though, as they are oftentimes much harder to prove.
One of the most important parts of a medical malpractice claim is establishing the standard of care. Once that standard is established, the injured patient must show that the medical professionals in question deviated from that standard of care. This can be difficult to do and often requires expert testimony.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to do our best to push for success in meeting the high thresholds that are involved in medical malpractice cases, including establishing the acceptable standard of care and demonstrating how it was breached. No one in Louisiana should be left to deal with the consequences of a careless surgeon or negligent operating room staff. For more information, please visit the medical malpractice section of our law firm’s website.