Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorney
While most doctors, nurses and hospitals strive to offer quality care for their patients, mistakes can and do occur. Errors can be made during diagnosis, during surgery, when prescribing prescription medicines, and when conducting follow-up care. Carelessness and neglect on the part of a physician or nurse can result in serious injuries such as wrongful death, birth injuries, paralysis, permanent disability, and disfigurement. If a medical professional’s negligence causes you to suffer injury or increases an existing medical problem, you may file a medical malpractice claim to recover for your medical costs and pain and suffering.
Call Thomas V. Alonzo to Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Claim
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, please call our office for a free evaluation of your case. (337) 704-2615
Experienced Medical Malpractice Trial Attorney
Even though medical malpractice personal injury lawsuits are more difficult to litigate than other personal injury suits, this should not stop you from pursuing a claim. If a healthcare professional’s negligent or careless actions have caused you injury, you have a right to seek compensation. If you do decide to pursue a claim, you should choose an experienced medical malpractice attorney like Thomas V. Alonzo who knows the ins and outs of litigating medical malpractice claims in Louisiana. Mr. Alonzo is also licensed to practice in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical negligence claims operate under slightly different rules than non-medical lawsuits, and these rules vary depending on the state in which you file your claim. In most states, you will need a medical expert to write a report finding that the doctor or nurse was negligent and caused your injury. In the State of Louisiana, your claim must be filed with a medical review panel before you may proceed with your District/Circuit Court claim. In Mississippi, you may file your medical malpractice claim directly in Circuit Court. In the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, your non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, disability and mental anguish, are limited to $500,000.
It is important to request your medical records immediately if you believe you have been injured as the result of medical misconduct. Politely insist upon obtaining the records before you leave the hospital to ensure that your records remain intact and unaltered.