Every Louisiana resident deserves to get the best treatment possible from an attending medical staff when ill or injured. If that care is not received, a patient could suffer a serious injury or even die. If medical malpractice led to such an outcome, a lawsuit may be filed against the party or parties who are believed to be responsible.
For some, the problem is knowing that an error occurred. Without the proper medical knowledge, a mistake might not be as obvious to the patient and his or her family. This is just one of the reasons why it is important to consult with an attorney if there is any possibility that a medical professional caused or contributed to your injury or the death of a loved one.
Medical errors occur in emergency rooms, delivery room and even doctors’ offices. Doctors could fail to properly diagnose a patient or prescribe the wrong course of treatment. A surgeon could botch a procedure by nicking something with a surgical tool, leaving something in the patient or operating on the wrong body part. An error during the birth of a child could cause any number of debilitating conditions, such as cerebral palsy to an infant.
Any of these mistakes and more could occur when you are in the care of a medical professional. If that is the case, an investigation can be conducted into the circumstances in order to determine whether a medical malpractice claim is appropriate. A successfully litigated claim in which negligence is proved could result in a Louisiana court awarding you the damages you need as to help with the financial losses incurred now, and those that could come in the future.