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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY IN LAFAYETTE

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, our Lafayette medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are readily available for your assistance.

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    Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer Lafayette LA

    When a medical professional fails to competently perform his or her duties, the concerned patient is eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. At the same time, not every bad medical outcome is due to negligence. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America.

    If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, our Lafayette medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are readily available for your assistance.

    Basic Requirements for Filling a Claim

    To prove that medical malpractice occurred, a few requirements need to be fulfilled:

    • Existence of a doctor-patient relationship: It’s important to show that a physician-patient relationship existed with the doctor you’re litigating against. If a medical practitioner had started treating you, it’s easy to prove a doctor-patient relationship.
    • Negligence on the part of the doctor: Simply because you’re unhappy with your treatment doesn’t mean that the medical practitioner was negligent. To file a claim, it’s important to show that under the same circumstance, another medical practitioner would have carried out the treatment in a competent way.
    • Negligence leading to injury: Even if it’s evident that the doctor carried out the treatment below expected standards, the patient can’t file a claim if they didn’t suffer any harm.

    Here are some of the injuries that patients can sue for:

    • Physical pain
    • Emotional or mental anguish
    • Loss of earning
    • Additional medical charges

    The medical malpractice law is in place to make sure that patients receive competent care. In Louisiana, the standard of care falls under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. Contact us today and leave your worries on our Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer Lafayette LA.

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    IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

    Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

    Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

    Medical Malpractice Law Can Be Complicated

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    TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE  CLAIMS

    • Delayed Diagnosis

    This is similar to misdiagnosis; in delayed diagnosis, the medical practitioner first makes an incorrect diagnosis and eventually makes the correct one.

    • Surgical Errors

    Examples of surgical errors include performing unnecessary surgeries, damaging nerves, organs or tissues during surgery, using non-sterile surgical equipment, and leaving medical equipment inside the patient’s body.

    • Medical Product Liability

    This may not be directly related to the medical practitioner. Some patients suffer unnecessarily when the medical equipment used on them is created or designed poorly. In fact, faulty medical devices often injure patients even before the defects are discovered.

    • Failure to Recommend Adequate Treatment

    There are times when the medical practitioner arrives at the right diagnosis but fails to recommend the adequate treatment. This often happens when one medical practitioner treats multiple patients.

    WHY CONTACT US

    The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have a team of proficient legal experts who have 20 years’ experience in handling complicated medical malpractice cases. If you’ve been a victim of negligent medical procedure, let us represent your case.

    OTHER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS INCLUDE:

    • Emergency room errors
    • Oxygen deprivation
    • Hospital negligence
    • Failure to diagnose

    If you or your loved one has suffered medical malpractice, reach out to medical malpractice attorneys in Lafayette, LA at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.