If a medical care provider’s negligence caused you to suffer preventable injuries or a worsening illness, you may be able to build a case for recovering compensation. It may be possible to prove they committed medical malpractice and secure a monetary payout that covers your damages.
An attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can help you with your claim. Based on the strength of your case against the doctor or another care provider, your legal options may vary. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options during a free case consultation.
Compensation May Be Available Based on the Losses and Expenses Incurred
When a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents a victim of medical negligence, we identify the damages they experienced and document their value when possible. This investigation could require us to collect paperwork, call in experts, and take other steps.
There are limits that could apply to your payout in your Louisiana medical malpractice case. Our team can help you understand how these caps may affect your financial recovery.
Forms of Damages You Can Recover
Some common recoverable damages in a medical malpractice case in Baton Rouge include:
- Additional medical bills to date
- Future treatment and care costs
- Related expenses paid
- Loss of income and reduced capacity to earn
- Pain and suffering endured
When You Lose Your Loved One to Medical Malpractice
When a victim of medical malpractice dies from their injuries, their surviving family members may be able to pursue additional compensation based on their own losses. This legal action is allowable under the state’s wrongful death statute, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
Only the spouse, children, parents, or other immediate family members will qualify to take this type of action. Recoverable damages include out-of-pocket expenses, losses, and intangible suffering incurred because of the loved one’s death.
An Attorney from Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Help You with Your Claim
As a contingency-fee-based law firm, the Morris Bart law office helps our clients prove negligence and liability, building cases to secure compensation. For more than 40 years, our team has managed claims for injured clients. We won cases for more than 6,500 injured victims in 2019.
Today, we have 15 offices, including the Baton Rouge location. We have other offices servicing:
We have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to pursue cases against doctors and large facilities. In some cases, we can show that a hospital’s culture of carelessness contributed to our client’s injuries and name the facility in our claim, as well. Out-of-court settlements are possible, but some cases do go to trial.
Proving Negligence in Baton Rouge Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or another trained medical professional fails to provide the standard of care expected of someone in their position. This type of negligence is why these cases generally rely on medical expert witnesses. The Morris Bart law firm has a network of professionals we can call on when identifying qualified experts for each client’s case. They will:
- Review the medical records to see what a reasonable doctor would have done
- Evaluate the actions taken
- Determine if they believe negligence occurred
They may also have valuable input about the victim’s injuries, future care needs, and more. In addition, medical experts who testify during Baton Rouge malpractice trials generally have at least the same training and experience as the doctor or other caregiver in question and practice in the same immediate geographical area.
Who Is Liable for My Medical Malpractice Injuries?
The liable parties in a medical malpractice case can vary but may include:
- Emergency department doctors
- General practitioners
- Medical groups
Some types of scenarios that could support a malpractice claim include:
- Failure to diagnose a serious condition
- Misdiagnosis (and often incorrect treatment)
- Surgical errors
- Leaving items inside after surgery
- Anesthesia issues
- Giving the wrong medication or wrong dose
- Birth injuries
The Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge can help you understand if your injuries or advancing illness occurred because of a medical care provider’s negligence. We will assess the details of your case today for free.
You Should Act Now If You Believe You May Have Been a Victim of Malpractice
You should reach out to our team as soon as possible if you believe you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. Doing so is imperative because of the short deadlines for filing a lawsuit that apply under Louisiana law.
In general, La. R.S.§ 9:5628 sets three different deadlines depending on the circumstances surrounding a medical malpractice case. These time limits include:
- A statute of limitations one year from the date of the malpractice
- A deadline of one year from the date of discovery if the malpractice was not immediately recognized
- A statute of repose that puts the final deadline three years after the malpractice occurred
Our team can analyze your case and determine the deadlines that may apply during your free initial consultation. You must meet the applicable deadlines to protect your right to legal action against the doctor or hospital.
Speak to an Attorney from Our Baton Rouge Office About Your Case Today
You can learn about your options for financial recovery based on your injuries or worsening illness during a free consultation with the Morris Bart law firm team in Baton Rouge. We provide these complimentary case evaluations for victims of medical malpractice and their families in East Baton Rouge Parish and other nearby areas.
Call (225) 341-5694 now to connect with one of our attorneys today.
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