Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Orleans, Louisiana
We trust our doctors, physicians and caregivers to always hold a high standard of care. After all, they’re caring for, treating and diagnosing us and our families. However, what happens when an individual in the healthcare field causes an injury through an act of negligence?
Medical malpractice may cause physical and emotional injury that can result in severe consequences. At AKD Law, we understand the anguish you can feel at the hands of someone else. And in Louisiana, you have rights when it comes to your health. Allow us to fight for those rights on your behalf.
What is Medical Malpractice?
According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys or ABPLA, “Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient.”
A negligent act by a physician or healthcare professional may occur during treatment, diagnosis or health management. In order for an injury to be considered a case of medical malpractice, it must be due to a negligent act and violate the standard of care.
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Case in Louisiana
In Louisiana, there are certain laws created that can affect a medical malpractice lawsuit. Louisiana has a statute of limitations for a lawsuit of this kind, giving injured patients up to one year to file a claim against a harmful action. However, for cases of malpractice that are discovered later, you have one year from the date of discovery.
To prove medical malpractice in Louisiana, you must first establish that the healthcare provider did not adhere to the proper medical standard of care. You must also establish that the provider lacked the necessary knowledge or simply failed to use reasonable care. Finally, you must show that your injury or disease would not have occurred without the negligence.
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Proving medical malpractice takes the dedication of an experienced injury attorney. At Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, we use our available resources and knowledge to gather the evidence required to build your case.