Getting hurt by someone you trust to help you can be devastating, whether it’s your primary physician or another medical care provider. Don’t face the financial damages alone. A medical malpractice lawyer in Monroe from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help with your case.
You may be able to secure a financial recovery based on your preventable injuries and related losses. Let our team review your case for free. We can explain your options, preliminarily identify liable parties, and determine how we may be able to help.
Claiming Compensation Based on the Facts of Your Medical Malpractice Injuries
If you suffered harm because of medical negligence, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a claim against the doctor, hospital, or another liable party. A civil lawsuit may be necessary in some cases.
Recoverable damages depend on the specific losses incurred as a result of the malpractice you experienced. Some common examples include:
- Additional medical care costs, both current and in the future
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering damages
Wrongful death damages may be a possibility for families whose loved ones died due to medical negligence. Louisiana law makes this possible and outlines who qualifies under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2.
Our team can help you understand the possibility of recovering compensation based on the facts of your case. We can also discuss how caps on some types of damages could affect the payout available in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Malpractice lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice Caused My Injuries?
Our team understands the evidence necessary to prove medical malpractice occurred. This could include expert testimony, eyewitness statements, the client’s relevant medical records, and more. In general, we must prove:
- The liable party had a doctor-patient relationship with the victim, which obligated them to provide an acceptable standard of care.
- They did not provide the victim with an acceptable standard of care, meaning the level of care that another with similar training and experience would have.
- The victim sustained preventable injuries or experienced an advancing serious medical condition because of the standard of care received.
- The victim incurred additional financial losses as a result.
It is important to note that it is not only family doctors or general practitioners who commit medical negligence. Malpractice can occur in almost any medical setting and happen because of the actions of virtually any trained medical care provider. This includes:
- Emergency department physicians
Nurses and other hospital staff can also commit medical negligence. When this occurs, it is more likely that we will also name the facility in the action. When there is a pervasive culture of carelessness, the administration of a hospital, clinic, practice, or another facility may be liable.
Some examples of situations that could support a medical malpractice claim include:
- Missed diagnosis of an injury or serious illness
- Misdiagnosis and providing the incorrect treatment
- Wrong-site surgery
- Other surgical mistakes
- Issues with anesthesia
- Wrong medication errors
- Wrong dosage
- Other medication errors
- Birth injuries
You can speak with a Monroe medical malpractice attorney from the Morris Bart law firm about your legal options for free. We can help you identify the potentially liable party or parties and explain how we may be able to help you build a case against them. Reach out to us today to get started.
What Determines the Timeline for Suing Over My Medical Malpractice Injuries?
Several factors could affect the deadline that applies to filing a lawsuit based on medical malpractice that occurred in Monroe. This includes:
- The victim’s age
- When they discovered the malpractice
- When a reasonable person would discover the issue
- If a municipality or another government agency owns the hospital
In general, La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 9:5628 gives victims of medical malpractice one year to begin a civil suit following the incident. If they did not discover the malpractice immediately, they may have one year from the date of discovery.
A statute of repose under this law sets the ultimate deadline at three years from the date the negligent act took place.
Exceptions do exist, and they could move your timeline up or extend it. The best way to protect your right to take legal action is to ensure you understand which deadlines apply. We can help you identify the timeline during your initial case consultation.
Morris Bart, LLC, Manages Monroe Medical Malpractice Claims for Victims
The Morris Bart law office in Monroe may be able to help with your medical negligence claim. We manage medical malpractice claims for victims regularly. We have a network of experts we can call on to:
- Review the facts of the case
- Help us understand what caused our client’s injuries
- Determine what most doctors would have done under the circumstances
- Detail the standard of care provided
- Explain if this duty of care was acceptable
- Provide other expert opinions to support our client’s case
The expert may only need to sign an affidavit verifying their opinion that malpractice occurred, or we may ask them to testify at trial.
Almost all medical malpractice cases rely on expert testimony to prove what happened and how it affected the victim. The preferred experts in these cases generally have a similar background to the accused doctor. This could include:
- Training and education
- Practicing in the same geographic area
For more than 40 years, we have pursued damages for our clients in medical malpractice cases. As a contingency fee firm, we know what it takes to win these cases and fight for the financial recovery of every client. We recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients in 2019.
Our law firm has 15 locations in four states to serve you. This includes our Huntsville office in North Alabama.
Speak to a Team Member Serving Our Monroe Location for Free Today
The Morris Bart law office has medical malpractice lawyers in Monroe standing by now to speak with you about your possible medical malpractice claim. We provide free initial consultations and assessments.
Call us or fill out our online contact form today to discuss your injuries and learn more about your rights and next steps.
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