Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you or a loved one gets sick or injured and need to seek medical treatment, you put your trust and your health in the hands of the doctors and nurses who work in healthcare. Most times, these medical professionals do their best to make sure everyone receives adequate care and gets a reasonable chance for a full recovery. However, there are times when healthcare providers do things that put patients at greater risk of harm, and that is where the possibility of medical malpractice comes in.
When Does It Become Medical Malpractice?When a healthcare provider provides treatment that is not up to the accepted medical industry standards and exposes a patient to the risk of injury or death, that is medical malpractice. Additionally, if a healthcare provider fails in any way to act in a manner or meet the standards that others with similar training would provide, they may be liable.
Medical Malpractice Can Include things like:
- Wrongful death
- Surgical errors
- Medication & Pharmacy errors
- Failure to diagnose cancer & other conditions
- Misdiagnosis of injury or illness
- Birth injuries and trauma
- Improper administration of anesthesia
- Infections from the hospital
- And more
Statistics show that the state of Louisiana has one of the highest numbers of medical malpractice incidents in the country. If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the medical malpractice issues above or believe that a healthcare provider was negligent in their care of you or someone else as a patient, contact the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Daniels & Washington.