Health care professionals spend many years in medical training learning the basics for diagnosing a variety of diseases and injuries. For the most part, these individuals have dedicated their lives to helping others. Being human, they can also make mistakes which in some instances can be devastating for the patient. Approximately ninety-eight thousands of Americans die each year from mistakes made by medical professionals. When we go to the doctor, we want to be able to trust his judgment when making decisions about the health care needs of our family.
Today, there are more medical malpractice lawsuits than ever before due to negligence involving medical providers. When a patient is injured through the provider’s negligence, the provider may be liable for the injury of the patient. If the medical professional entrusted with the care of the patient has not met the standard of care compared to other medical providers in the same position, negligence may be considered. The expectation of a competent medical professional practicing in the same field is compared to the care the defendant administered to the patient. If the treatment and care of the patient were out of line with acceptable medical standards, then a possible lawsuit is appropriate.
Medical professionals have a duty to administer or provide good care according to the accepted standards. Malpractice does not occur every time there is an unfortunate outcome, only when there is evidence of negligence. The law does provide some latitude to the medical practitioners in treatment options for particular patients.
If you or a member of your family has suffered from what you believe is medical malpractice, call this personal injury attorney New Orleans to schedule a free consultation. If Mr. Cueria agrees to handle your case, he will work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee means that he will get paid for services only if he wins a monetary recovery of funds. In Louisiana, there is a statute of limitations which means that a lawsuit must be filed within a specified period or waive your right to possible compensation.
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