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October 2015 Archives

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer Defines 4 Phrases All Plaintiffs Should Know

Medical malpractice claims are complex matters that involve multiple parties, including physicians, plaintiffs, lawyers and insurance companies. As such, these cases feature complicated legalese, that confuse most patients.

Is there a limit on medical malpractice damages?

Yes. Most states place a cap on the amount of damages that a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case. Louisiana is no exception. Under Louisiana law, the total amount of damages in a medical malpractice case cannot exceed $500,000. 

A brief overview of wrong-site surgery

Though practicing methods in New Orleans have diminished the likelihood of occurrence of wrong-site surgery, an abundance of people still awake in recovery to realize that the surgeon quite literally missed to mark in the operating room. This can be quite devastating, as wrong site surgery avoids the correction of the initial issue — only to create another. Patients have lost organs and even had the wrong limbs amputated from their bodies due to medical malpractice leading to wrong-site surgery.

Was I the Victim of Med Mal? New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

More than 51.4 million in-patient surgical procedures take place each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's not surprising, then, that medical malpractice claims are common.

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses 4 Lesser-Known Facts about Med Mal Cases

Medical malpractice cases are often complex and difficult to win. This is why victims should only consult attorneys who have successfully handled these types of cases.

Medical misdiagnosis may be more common than thought

How likely are you in your lifetime to be the victim of a medical misdiagnosis? If a new study issued by the Institute of Medicine is any indication, you can say that it is a virtual certainty. And the medical profession is not interested in you finding out about it.

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses 2 Dangerous Forms of Health-Care Negligence

When people visit the doctor for a treatment or diagnosis, they are putting a lot of trust in the physician's knowledge and experience. Patients expect to leave healthier - or at least just as healthy as they were before the appointment.

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