When anyone visits a healthcare facility and meets with a doctor or another healthcare professional, they expect to receive the highest level of care. Often, they do. However, for some patients, that is not the case.
Some individuals suffer serious injuries and even death due to the negligence of medical professionals. Whether the professional was underqualified, unaware of a condition, or negligent during a procedure, patients can file medical malpractice claims against these healthcare professionals to recover damages for the injuries they sustained.
As with all legal issues, medical malpractice cases can be difficult. Fortunately, our team has a thorough understanding of the legal issues involved in medical malpractice, whether from misdiagnosis, inpatient falls, surgical errors, and more. We have helped countless individuals across Louisiana and Mississippi recover damages for the injuries they suffered across a wide array of medical malpractice cases. Our years of experience in this nuanced area of law allow us to efficiently and confidently prepare your case for trial, giving us an edge in the courtroom.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can arise from many different situations and can sometimes be hard to recognize. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescription errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgery errors (improper suturing, leaving a foreign object in the body, etc.)
- Incorrect surgery site
- Wrongful discharge
- Anesthesiology errors
- Inpatient falls
- Nursing Errors
- Childbirth Trauma and Labor Malpractice
While many of the above instances can lead to minor injuries, some injuries can be severe, even resulting in death. In all cases of medical malpractice, the healthcare professionals should be held accountable for their actions. Not just to compensate those injured, but to prevent other from being injured in the future.
Our experience and knowledge in this field put us in a better position to ensure you recover the damages you deserve. If you or a loved one were the victim of medical malpractice, contact Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. today to schedule your free consultation.