Medical Malpractice can occur in many different ways. It can occur as a result of a delay in treatment, a failure to diagnose, a botched surgery, and numerous other scenarios. Not all errors in medical diagnosis or treatment are necessarily malpractice. There are certain risks that arise in the practice of medicine. The fact that there is a poor outcome does not necessarily mean that the physician or facility can be held liable.
To be held liable, the physician or facility must have fallen below “the standard of care”. Not only must a doctor have caused an injury, but the injury must result from not following the proper standard of care. A standard of care holds a person of exceptional skills or knowledge to a duty of acting as would a reasonable and prudent person possessing the same or similar skills, under similar circumstances. A healthcare provider’s actions are measured against other caregivers in a similar community or location. If the healthcare provider is a board certified specialist then his actions would be measured against other board certified specialists on a national level.
Medical malpractice claims must be filed within a certain time period. If the claims are not filed within these time frames, then the patient or his family will forever lose their right to bring a claim. In Louisiana, generally you have one year from the date of the malpractice, or one year from the date you knew or should have known of the malpractice, with a maximum of three years. It is sometimes hard to determine if you have a claim or when the statute of limitations begin to run. Attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have extensive experience in handling medical malpractice claims and work with the finest medical experts to ensure that the outcomes of these claims are successful.
If you believe you have have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the law firm of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. We have represented thousands of personal injury victims including medical malpractice victims in both personal and class action litigation, and we’re ready to help you. We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf. Neblett, Beard & Arsenault proudly serve the people of Louisiana including Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Monroe.
From Baton Rouge to Shreveport, Lake Charles to Monroe and Lafayette to Alexandria, NB&A has helped people all over Louisiana who have been hurt or unfairly treated.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you believe you have suffered injury or harm due to medical malpractice, take the first step to protect your legal rights contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. You only have a limited time to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. If you live in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and New Iberia, call 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request.