Lake Charles
337.494.5757
Baton Rouge
225.763.7777

Medical malpractice can lead to death in Louisiana

Having a loved one not feel well can cause anxiety and worry, and going to the doctor is often seen as a road to a possible solution that can make the ill person well again in Louisiana. However, in some instances, the opposite occurs: The doctor ends up making the problem worse and even causing death due to medical malpractice, thus turning the family members' lives upside down. A doctor recently has been sued after a woman claimed that his failure to properly care for her husband led to her husband's death.

The woman said that the man tried to seek psychiatric help from experts at a counseling center for a year. However, he never was able to been seen by a psychiatrist, she said. Instead, the man was given a physician assistant to care for him.

The woman did not think that a doctor was involved enough in her 54-year-old husband's case. Her husband was suffering from depression as well as paranoia and anxiety. He spent time in a psychiatric ward and was discharged with drugs before ultimately committing suicide.

If the doctor is found to have been negligent in the man's case, compensatory damages could be awarded to the woman. Punitive damages may also be possible in such a medical malpractice case. Residents in Louisiana who win these types of cases can use the money to cover funeral costs and other end-of-life expenses. It can also help to cover anyone who was dependent on the deceased person financially and help family members to move on from the traumatic experience.

Source: tribune-democrat.com, Widow files lawsuit over husband???s 2010 death, Kathy Mellott, Nov. 6, 2013

SCHWALBEN LAW FIRM Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC CONTACT OUR FIRM TODAY

We represent clients on a contingency basis and offer a free initial consultation.

>

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Lake Charles Office
616 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601-4337

Phone: 337-494-5757
Fax: 337-437-7890
Map & Directions

Baton Rouge Office
11716 Bricksome Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Phone: 225-763-7777
Map & Directions

*inactive