What Is Medical Malpractice?
Call it what you will — medical malpractice, medical negligence, error in judgment, lack of knowledge or skill or an avoidable mistake. When a doctor, nurse or hospital provides medical or surgical treatment that is below the reasonable and expected standard of care, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages.
You entrust medical professionals with your health and that of your family. When a doctor or hospital breaks that trust by failing to follow the rules for diagnosing and treating your particular injury or illness, Louisiana considers the action (or inaction) to be medical malpractice.
Hospitals aren’t the only place where medical errors happen. Clinics, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, chiropractors, nursing homes and even your own home, all represent potential points of harmful or fatal medical mistakes.
Not every medical accident, unexpected result or bad outcome constitutes medical malpractice. It takes an experienced Louisiana medical malpractice attorney to know the difference. Because these cases are often complex and costly to pursue, affected patients and their families need to make sure they have a claim worth presenting to a jury.
Your Physician Is Board-Certified. Shouldn’t Your Medical Malpractice Attorney Be Board-Certified Too?
Ben Mouton, of MGM Attorneys is one of only 17 lawyers in the state of Louisiana certified in medical malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Contact Ben and his staff at our Baton Rouge office for a free consultation to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case.
Our Louisiana Medical Malpractice Team
Led by attorney Ben Mouton, the Louisiana medical malpractice lawyers of MGM Attorneys are committed to protecting your rights to pursue a claim for just compensation if you are injured as the result of negligent medical care. Assisted by our staff medical doctor and nurse paralegals, we thoroughly review your records for evidence of medical negligence and help you decide the best course of action for your case.
As your law firm, our experienced team works closely with you to review all medical records, consult expert witnesses and lay the groundwork to establish the resulting injury or death was the result of medical error.
Our firm aggressively investigates and pursues claims for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death resulting from medical malpractice, including claims involving the following:
- Birth injury and cerebral palsy
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases
- Complications during surgery
- Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord and nervous system damage
- Delay in diagnosing and treating cancer and other diseases
- Inappropriate or negligently performed surgery
- Disfigurement and death
- Dangerous treatment practices
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Allergic reactions and prescription drug errors
- Psychiatric/mental health malpractice or negligence
- HMO negligence
- Surgical errors
Contact the offices of MGM Attorneys to discuss the merits of your claim with an experienced Louisiana medical malpractice attorney.