Louisiana Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical Malpractice can occur in many different ways. It can occur as a result in a delay of 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 outcome of these claims are successful.
’ If 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.
Neblett, Beard & Arsenault serves the legal needs of Louisiana, including:
- Alexandria 318.561.2500
- Baton Rouge 225.343.3475
- Lafayette 337.289.9800
- Lake Charles 337.855.4400
- Monroe 318.323.4455
- Shreveport 318.635.5800
- Offshore / Maritime
- Dangerous Drugs & Products
- Food Poisoning
- Nursing Home Neglect
Personal injury is a legal term that describes a serious injury suffered by one person that is caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another. Negligence or wrongful conduct can happen in the form of a car accident, medical malpractice, maritime accidents, or dangerous products.
Whether you were hurt in a car wreck, on an oil rig or suffered harm from a prescription drug, your first priority is medical treatment – but you may be confused about your next steps. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt, an experienced personal injury attorney can be a vital resource for providing knowledgeable, no-nonsense advice about your legal options. The personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have been helping injury victims for more than two decades – and we’re ready to work for you. Contact us today at 1-800-256-1050 or submit an online request.Learn More
Vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury in Louisiana. In 2008, there were thousands of car accidents, including 827 fatal traffic collisions – causing the death of 920 people. Considering that most of us must use a vehicle to travel to our jobs, our schools, stores and home, we are all at risk for becoming involved in a vehicle accident at some point in our lives.
The vehicle accident attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have devoted the past 25 years to representing injury victims in Alexandria, Baton Rouge and across the state of Louisiana. We know that even the slightest mistake can quickly turn into a tragic accident – and if you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence on the roads, you have the right to file for financial compensation. Contact us at 1-800-256-1050 or submit an online request for a free evaluation of your claim.Learn More
Maritime law is the area of our legal system that covers incidents that occur on the water. Maritime law encompasses individuals who are injured on a boat as a member of the crew or a passenger. It also covers longshoremen, offshore oil field workers and many other individuals injured on a boat, rig or dock.
The Maritime Law attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have been providing knowledge and experience to law firms across the country in the area of maritime law for more than a quarter of a century. If you or a loved one has been hurt while working in a maritime profession, contact our firm by calling 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request.Learn More
Dangerous drugs and dangerous medical products can often do more harm than the disease or condition they are treating. Despite FDA regulations, many products slip by with unknown and harmful side effects that could be caused by a flaw in design or production. Sometimes these side effects are known by the company, but the product is pushed through in order to avoid delays and make profit.
If you have been hurt by a prescription drug or other pharmaceutical product, the best thing that you can do for yourself and other patients is to come forward. The pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault of Louisiana know how to deal with the big drug companies and we work hard to help ensure that the injured receive justice. Contact us today at 1-800-256-1050 or submit an online request. We handle pharmaceutical litigation claims across the state of Louisiana including Alexandria and Baton Rouge.Learn More
Foodborne illnesses are highly preventable, yet they are very common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 325,000 people are hospitalized due to food poisoning and more than 5,000 die. Poor preparation and improper handling of food can expose thousands of people to dangerous diseases such as botulism, campylobacterioses, e.coli, listeria and salmonella.
If you or someone you love has become seriously ill due to contaminated food, contact the Louisiana food poisoning attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault today. We have represented thousands of personal injury victims including victims of food poisoning. Call 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request. We represent victims across the state of Louisiana including Alexandria and Baton Rouge.Learn More
It is a difficult and emotional decision to place a mother, father or grandparent in a nursing home. When you do, you expect that your loved ones will experience the highest level of care possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. No matter how carefully you choose and investigate a nursing home facility, nursing home neglect, abuse and mistreatment do occur.
The nursing home negligence attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have spent the past 25 years representing injury victims across the state. Our lawyers have represented thousands of people suffering from nursing home negligence, and we understand the serious complications that can result. If your loved one has experienced nursing home negligence, contact our firm by calling 1-800-256-1050 today or submit an online request. We handle nursing home neglect cases from Alexandria, Baton Rouge and across Louisiana.Learn More