Experienced Metairie Attorney Helps Medical Malpractice Victims Recover Compensation
Established Louisiana law firm fights for patients’ interests
Medical professionals sometimes fail to fulfill their basic standards of care, and when someone gets hurt as a result, professionals may not admit their mistakes. Since 1990, Mark W. Smith & Associates, Attorneys at Law in Metairie has been aggressively investigating and pursuing medical malpractice cases on behalf of clients throughout Southeastern Louisiana. If you have a case, our firm’s attorney will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you need and deserve. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything until you get paid.
What are the different types of medical errors?
Medical malpractice refers to medical errors or professional mistakes committed by a healthcare provider or professional. If your health or the health of a loved one at a care facility takes a downturn after consulting with a doctor or undergoing a procedure, this alone is not proof of malpractice. However, some of the following types of errors and omissions could be a sign that malpractice has occurred:
- Diagnosis errors — You reported your symptoms to a doctor who failed to take you seriously or order the right diagnostic tests. Or maybe a lab mixed up your results. If a diagnostic error results in your not receiving needed treatment or care, you have the right to pursue a case.
- Surgical errors — A surgeon may have operated on the wrong body part or left a foreign object in your body. Or an anesthesiologist might have administered the wrong anesthetic or dosage, causing a harmful reaction.
- Medication errors — You or a loved one received the wrong medication or the wrong dose with harmful effects. A physician, nurse or pharmacist may be responsible for the mistake.
- Faulty medical devices — If a medical device, like an implant, fails or causes harm, you may be able to pursue a case against the designer, manufacturer or surgeon.
These errors are just some of the possible types of medical malpractice negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or you have lost a loved one, our firm will meet with you for free to review your circumstances.
Why you need a skilled medical malpractice attorney
Medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex, and it’s vital that you obtain the assistance of a seasoned Louisiana medical malpractice attorney. Finding skilled counsel that is qualified to handle your case can mean the difference between winning the compensation you deserve and walking away empty-handed. Our law firm has helped many medical malpractice victims by using our attorney’s extensive experience and background to evaluate our clients’ cases, fully investigate the matter and establish liability. We also arrange testimony from medical experts that can demonstrate treatment errors, prove damages and counter arguments from insurance companies.
Contact a knowledgeable Metairie medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation
Mark W. Smith & Associates, Attorneys at Law in Metairie represents clients in the greater New Orleans area and throughout Southeastern Louisiana in medical malpractice matters. Please call 504-224-8388 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.