Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is when a medical professional injures a patient. But it must be through omission or a negligent act. Sometimes medical malpractice is called medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when there’s a break from the recognized “standard of care”. Unfortunately, this type of malpractice can be all too common. Most people are familiar with reports of surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or prescription errors. There are other varieties such as failures of treatment, monitoring, or diagnosing. The term medical professional can mean a variety of roles. Physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers can all commit malpractice.
About 98,000 patients die yearly from medical errors. Many others go on to suffer with life-changing injuries. When healthcare professionals make mistakes, the results can be tragic. Victims and their families will have to figure out how to move on. They will also have to deal with the fallout form the medical error. Some possible consequences of a medical error could include:
  • struggling to pay bills
  • obtaining appropriate medical care
  • therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • nursing and attendant care
  • handicapped housing

 

L. Clayton Burgess is an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You might be asking yourself “what can attorney can do for me?”. A medical malpractice attorney can guide you through the claim process. They will be able to answer your pressing questions. They will also be able to review your claim and determine if you can get compensation.

In the United States, medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death. That’s right behind heart disease and cancer! Forbes reported that there was over $3 billion in medical malpractice payouts in 2012. That’s roughly one payout every 43 minutes.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

The initial consultation is no charge , and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis. Meaning we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.

DON’T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.

When do I have to file my claim?

Louisiana law has a one year statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. Basically, this means a patient has one year from the day of the incident to file a medical malpractice claim.

Louisiana also has something known as the discovery rule. If a patient did not know, or couldn’t be expected to know of the medical malpractice, they also have one year to file. In this case, they must file within one year from the date they discover the medical malpractice. But, there’s a strict three year limit to filing medical malpractice claims. Even if the patient had no idea that malpractice happened until after the three year limit. This three year strict limitation is the statute of repose.

Louisiana Law

Claims against private healthcare providers are under the Medical Malpractice Act. Other claims fall under the Malpractice Liability for State Services Act. These laws establish procedural law relating to claims of medical malpractice in Louisiana.

Considering  medical malpractice claim?

Don’t rule out all your options. Call the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess for a free consultation today.

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