Our Baton Rouge office receives numerous phone calls regarding medical malpractice claims. There are between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients each year who suffer from some type of medical malpractice. If you feel that you may have suffered injuries as the result of some type of medical malpractice, you should seek legal representation immediately.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when any health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. Examples of medical malpractice include errors in diagnosis of a condition, a mistake in treatment, faulty aftercare, or poor health management. In order to have a serious case for medical malpractice, an attorney must prove that there was a violation of the standard of care, the injury to the victim was produced by negligence, and the sustained injury resulted in some type of significant damage. If all these elements are met, a victim will be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover the damages they have sustained.
When should you file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Louisiana medical malpractice lawsuits are very expensive to litigate, so it is critically important to consult with an experienced attorney who understands everything it takes to win. Some medical malpractice claims are so minimal that the victim could be a financial disadvantage if they pursued a cause of action. However, the victim should pursue a medical malpractice claim if the injury caused a long-term disability, significant loss of income, excessive pain and suffering or substantial present and future medical bills. Our legal office is committed to examining the facts and circumstances of your case in order for you to make a logical determination of the best path to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
What could be the monetary terms of a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice could cause serious injury or even death to the victim. This could have a long-lasting impact both physically and mentally for the victim and their family. Large medical malpractice cases provide significant monetary recovery to the victims. The three largest settlements ever in the United States for medical malpractice lawsuits were a $38.5 million ethics violation lawsuit, a $58.6 million infant brain damage lawsuit, and $74.5 million negligence and falsified medical records lawsuit. These staggering monetary sums highlight the severity of medical malpractice cases. Although average medical malpractice cases have significantly lower recoveries, you should still be mindful that you can be entitled to financial compensation for any medical malpractice lawsuit.
What should you do if you feel you have a medical malpractice claim?
Rozas Injury Law is committed to helping victims of medical malpractice receive fair and just compensation for their injuries. Although each case is different, the more specific details you provide, the better we will be able to help you recover for damages. Our number one concern is that clients receive the legal consultation they deserve to ensure that they are aware of their options. Healthcare patients in the United States deserve the utmost care when seeking medical professionals. If you feel that you have been victimized by medical malpractice, it is essential that you seek help immediately. You filing a claim against a negligent healthcare provider could mean the difference in saving the lives of other patients.