A Louisiana Medical Malpractice personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights
L. Clayton Burgess is a personal injury attorney with vast expertise in Medical Malpractice, and also located here in Monroe LA. According to a journal written by the American Medical Association, a staggering 225,000 people die each in the United States due to medical malpractice. Out of those 225,000 (preventable) death, 12000 are caused by unnecessary surgery, and 7000 from medication errors; in other words, Medical Malpractice is quite common and it is always the best idea to contact a personal injury lawyer experienced in the matter. At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, our team of personal injuries lawyers will fight for you or one of your loved ones that was victim of Medical Malpractice. Our team of Medical Malpractice and personal injury attorneys recognize that consumers and patients deserve a legal system that can serve their needs and give them the power to seek help when they have needlessly suffered serious and permanent injury as a result of negligent medical care.
Our Medical Malpractice and personal injury lawyers in Louisiana know that medical professionals including doctors, nurses and physicians’ assistants are required to follow a strict “standard of care,” and provide medical treatment in the manner that similarly licensed medical professionals are supposed to provide care. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to do what a reasonably careful and similarly licensed physician should have done in the same situation. Medical negligence occurs when a doctor does something to a patient that a reasonably careful physician would not do or when a doctor fails to do something in treating a patient that the doctor should have done. Negligence in Medical Malpractice cases can occur in a variety of situations, such as:
A delay or failure in diagnosing a disease
A surgical or anesthesia-related mistake during an operation
The physician’s failure to gain the informed consent of the patient for an operation or surgical procedure
A physician that has made the correct diagnosis, but then fails to provide proper treatment
Misuse of prescription drugs or a medical device or implant
Delivery mishaps and birth injuries
Seek immediate legal assistance from a Louisiana Medical Malpractice Personal Injury lawyer
If you suspect that you or someone you love is the victim of Medical Malpractice or negligence, you should seek legal assistance immediately from a dedicated personal injury attorney like L. Clayton Burgess. A Louisiana Medical Malpractice personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help clients here locally in Monroe LA, for a consultation please contact us at: 318-716-3118
Our Monroe LA Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You Establish a Claim
Our experienced Monroe LA Medical Malpractice and personal injury lawyers will tell you to prove a claim for medical negligence or Medical Malpractice not only must you prove that the doctor (or the doctor’s staff) failed to act as a reasonably careful doctor would in the same or similar circumstances, you must also be able to establish that you were injured or harmed as a result of that doctor’s careless actions or failure to act. An unsatisfactory result in medical treatment or surgery does not necessarily mean that malpractice was committed or that any treatment was below the standard of care. However, if you believe you may have been the victim of Medical Malpractice, the Louisiana Medical Malpractice and personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess can evaluate your situation and help protect your legal rights.