Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse or other healthcare provider fails to follow the rules or standard care procedures and causes damages to the patient that otherwise would not have occurred. Medical malpractice claims in Louisiana must be filed within one year of knowing or should have known of the malpractice. Filing a timely claim is vital for full recovery.

If you or a loved one suspect you have fallen victim to medical malpractice, call today for a free consultation. We have handled medical malpractice claims for 25 years and are experienced in holding those that caused you harm accountable. Call 318-865-9800.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

  • Birth Injuries

    • cerebral palsy​

    • hypoxia

    • brain damage

    • missed diagnosis

  • Improper Prescription, Medicine, and Treatments

  • Catastrophic Injury and Paralysis

  • Improper Monitoring and Supervision

  • Wrongful Death

  • Delayed Diagnosis

Birth Injury

A legitimate birth injury claim requires establishing that the applicable standard of care was violated and that the negative outcome could have been prevented. Regardless of whether the birth injury results in a permanent physical and/or mental ailment, we handle your case in a compassionate manner.

Surgical Error

Surgical negligence or misconduct can cause severe injuries. Types of errors include surgical instruments left in the patient’s body, operation on the wrong site or the wrong patient, and use of the wrong procedure.

Failure to Diagnose

Healthcare providers are obligated to prevent common injuries and maladies by following standard procedures. If a provider fails to diagnose a preventable illness or injury, they are equally liable as if they incorrectly identified or treated it. Common errors and omissions in this area include failure to review test results, failure to evaluate a patient’s family medical history, or delay in treating a known condition.

We fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Medical malpractice takes many forms, but all have a significant influence on the overall health of the elderly. If you suspect that your loved one has experienced medical malpractice at the hands of a certified health professional, contact Kosmitis Bond Professional Law Corporation to set up a free consultation today. We expect no payment until a settlement is attained or a favorable outcome is secured for the client.

Resources 

Download the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Complaint Form, or contact them at 1-888-810-1819. The Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website allows clients to research nursing homes by region, to find out about citations against particular nursing homes and to obtain an overall rating of the nursing home.