If you are injured due to medical malpractice, you should contact legal representation. You may feel tempted to contact the hospital, doctor, or medical practice responsible for your injuries. However, doing so may jeopardize your legal standing and lead to further complications.
The team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has experience handling all kinds of medical malpractice cases. We are ready to answer your questions as you navigate an injury caused by medical malpractice and help you recover damages.
Medical Malpractice Injuries May Lead to a Settlement
You may have the right to collect compensation for your injuries when a medical professional’s error harms you or a loved one. As a victim, you do not deserve further legal and financial trouble while trying to get back on your feet. You may qualify for a settlement that helps to ease the pain of a medical malpractice injury.
You May Be Eligible to Receive Compensation in a Settlement for the Following Losses and Damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Emotional trauma
- Psychological trauma
- Therapy and counseling
- Physical rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
When you contact legal help, you can begin building a case. Our lawyers will answer your questions and address your concerns during a free initial consultation.
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What Counts As Medical Malpractice?
Some people assume medical malpractice is limited to obvious mistakes in surgery and other major errors. The truth is that medical malpractice comes in many forms, and some of them are subtle.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice Include:
- Improper use of medical equipment
- Dosage errors
- Sanitation issues
- Careless behavior
- Institutional failures
- Poor maintenance practices
- Operation mistakes
- Rushed or forceful care
When you are uncertain about your medical treatment as it relates to an injury, it is helpful to consider the behaviors of any medical professionals who have cared for you. Similarly, assessing the role of a healthcare organization can reveal larger systemic failures that could constitute medical malpractice.
How is Liability Assessed in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Johns Hopkins Medicine presents research asserting that medical errors are a major leading cause of death in the United States. Many of these errors result from carelessness, neglect, or reckless behaviors on the part of medical professionals. As a victim of these negligent actions, liability plays a major role in your case as it unfolds.
Our lawyer will assess the role of any suspected healthcare entities when considering your case. Did an individual act out of line when preparing for an operation? Did the entire institution fail to uphold its policies? Our lawyers will examine these questions and others as we advocate for your rights.
Communicating with Healthcare Organizations and Other Parties Related to Your Situation
If you are wondering who you should contact if you are injured due to medical malpractice, it is vital to be cautious. Heightened emotions may increase your desire to share your grievances with healthcare organizations, insurance companies, or even strangers. It is advisable to avoid talking about your situation too much, as you will not want to risk damaging any potential legal grounds you may have.
Social media is especially tempting in these kinds of situations. Staying away from posting about your medical malpractice case online makes it easier for your legal team to process all the necessary details. When you work with one of our attorneys, we will relieve you of having to communicate with parties related to your case, such as healthcare professionals, witnesses, and insurance companies.
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Our Legal Team’s Experience with Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases
Our lawyers want to help your medical malpractice case. We not only have experience with these kinds of cases, but we also continue to showcase our work through a range of positive client testimonials.
As one recent client said, “I woke up and I was lying on my stomach, facedown in a ditch. David was a phenomenal individual. I felt secure; I felt that he was protecting me and my family, and he was going to get what we deserved. He was a great lawyer and went above and beyond.”
In one recent personal injury case involving the wrongful death of a mother, we obtained $23,000,000 in settlement funds. Another recent case saw our team recover $7,000,000 for an injured 18-wheeler driver. With case results such as these, our team is eager to deploy our experience when handling your medical malpractice case.
Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for More Information
The team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is ready to assist you with your medical malpractice case. We offer a free consultation to review your medical situation, your possible legal options, and any concerns or questions you have. We urge you to contact as soon as you can as time limits apply to medical malpractice cases.
Contact our office today at (337) 777-7777 for more information on our services.