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Did Your Condition Worsen Due To Medical Malpractice?

Doctors and nurses are not perfect. Although medical providers cannot always cure all patients, they do need to follow the right procedures. However, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a wrong action in good faith and a medical error due to negligence.

At The Townsley Law Firm, we carefully review our clients’ medical records and experiences in the care of professionals. With a high level of medical training and knowledge, our team can help you determine whether you have a valid malpractice claim.

Five Red Flags Of Possible Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common signs of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis: While some conditions are difficult to detect, medical providers must conduct reasonable testing and assessment of symptoms.
  • Objects in the body or other problems after surgery: A negligent surgeon may leave surgical equipment, such as tools or gauze, in the body. Accidental organ perforation can also cause a variety of symptoms and pose a major threat to the patient.
  • Failure to inform you of risks: If your provider does not fully explain the risks of a procedure, you might not be able to make the best decisions for your health.
  • Death during a procedure or in a medical facility: Serious illnesses and injuries may cause death. However, medical staff must take every precaution to prevent death. Medication errors, anesthesia errors and other issues could lead to an otherwise avoidable loss.
  • Staffing shortages or training gaps: If medical providers are overwhelmed, lack supplies or lack proper training, they cannot provide the necessary level of care to patients.

Sometimes, the provider, hospital or treatment facility will report errors to the patient or their family directly. Unfortunately, many errors go undetected or unreported. It is often up to the patient or family to show evidence of malpractice.

Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can work with you to assess the situation. If a medical error harmed you or your loved one, we will hold the provider accountable for your injuries or loss.

Review Your Claim With A Dedicated Attorney

The Townsley Law Firm is ready to advocate for patients throughout Louisiana. Call our Lake Charles office at 337-377-0584 or email us to schedule a consultation. We know how difficult medical malpractice cases can be, and we are here to help.