When we visit a hospital or medical facility, we expect that the doctors and medical staff will help us recover, not make us worse. We trust our medical professionals to treat us effectively when we are injured or ill. Unfortunately, doctors and nurses at emergency rooms, clinics, and nursing homes make mistakes that cause severe injuries and deaths. Medical malpractice incidents include medication errors, surgical errors, and failure to diagnose medical conditions.
If a medical mistake or accident has caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. When medical mistakes are preventable and result in serious injuries, injured patients have a right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the medical provider. When a loved one dies as a result of medical malpractice, his or her family can bring a medical malpractice lawsuit to hold the negligent health care professional accountable and recover damages.
Contact a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
At Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, we have extensive experience advocating for clients in wrongful death lawsuits. We also offer our clients a free initial consultation to learn how we will advocate for them throughout the process. When you work with Arnona Rose, LLC, you will work with an attorney who is dedicated to helping you. We work hard to ensure our clients can hold the person or company responsible for their medical injuries accountable. We will not stop until you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today to learn how we can help you recover compensation.
What Constitutes New Orleans Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice happens anytime a doctor or nurse injuries a patient intentionally or through negligence or recklessness. Medical professionals have a legal duty to provide patients with treatment that meets or exceeds the healthcare industry’s standard of care. Medical malpractice takes many different forms, but all medical malpractice cases involve a medical professional failing to do their duty and causing a patient’s injuries. Below, we have listed common types of medical malpractice in New Orleans:
- Failing to diagnose or test for a medical condition that a reasonable medical professional under similar circumstances would have caught
- Using unsanitary tools, defective equipment, or engaging and unsafe medical practices
- Wrongly misdiagnosing a patient’s medical condition
- Mistakenly leaving surgical tools or other objects inside a patient’s body after surgery
- Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs and oxygen levels, especially during childbirth or medical emergencies
- Amputating the wrong body part
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Failing to administer anesthesia during surgery correctly
- Administering the wrong dose of medication
- Prescribing a patient the wrong medication
Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you have suffered an injury because of medical malpractice, you are likely facing many physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Undergoing one surgery can cost over $30,000, and you may be concerned about paying for your expensive medical bills while you are unable to work because of your injuries. Many of our clients are in severe pain or fighting a deteriorating medical condition when they reach out to us. Some who have suffered catastrophic injuries are coming to terms with a lifelong disability and reduced quality of life.
It can be overwhelming to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The last thing on your mind is probably speaking to a lawyer. Nonetheless, it is crucial that you take legal action so you can recover compensation for your injuries. Receiving a damages award from an insurance company or in a wrongful death lawsuit will allow you to pay your medical bills and ensure the financial future of yourself and your loved ones.
Our New Orleans medical malpractice lawyers have an in-depth understanding of Louisiana medical malpractice law. We know what paperwork you will need to file, what types of evidence you will need to collect, and the steps you need to take to negotiate during your trial. We will handle your medical malpractice lawsuit from start to finish so you can focus on your recovery. When you hire a New Orleans medical malpractice lawyer from Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, you will rest easier knowing that our experienced legal team is advocating on your behalf while you recover. We will tenaciously pursue your right to damages.
We Do Not Charge Clients Upfront
Many of our potential clients are concerned about speaking to us because they do not have the assets to pay for a medical malpractice lawsuit. At Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, we work on a contingency fee for medical malpractice cases. Our law firm will pay for all of your case’s legal expenses, and you will not have to pay anything upfront until we secure a verdict or settlement agreement in your favor. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your case and hire all of the necessary experts to hold the doctor or healthcare professional accountable.
Damages Available in New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical accidents can cost a significant amount of money. Many people who suffer injuries caused by negligent doctors or nurses need to take significant time off of work to recover. Successful medical malpractice plaintiffs can recover economic and non-economic damages related to their injuries. Economic damages include medical bills, compensation for future medical expenses, lost income, and future earning capacity, and funeral expenses if death occurs. Non-economic damages are more subjective and include compensation for emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and loss of consortium.
Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or your loved one have been injured in a medical malpractice incident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. At Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, our experienced legal team has helped many New Orleans area residents recover the compensation they deserve for their personal injuries. We offer new potential clients a free initial consultation, and we are ready to advocate for your right to compensation. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.