Hospital & Nursing Errors

Were You Injured By Improper Care In A Louisiana Hospital?

In most Louisiana hospitals, nurses and other staff members work very hard to give patients the highest level of care. On certain occasions, however, inadequate staffing and other problems lead to preventable — and sometimes life-threatening — mistakes.

If you or a loved one was harmed by the negligence of a medical professional at a hospital or other care center in the New Orleans area or throughout Louisiana, turn to Mark W. Smith & Associates, Attorneys at Law.

Negligence Can Include Wrong Medications, Hospital Falls And More

With decades of experience in hospital and nursing errors, our New Orleans lawyers are available to handle a wide range of cases. Such cases may involve:

  • Hospital negligence: Discharging patients before they are fit to be released, failing to post “Wet Floor” signs in newly mopped hallways, dropping patients during transfers, failing to monitor patients who have a high risk of falling, and more.
  • Emergency room negligence: Failing to admit a patient in urgent need of care, failing to diagnose a heart attack or stroke, failing to order blood tests or other necessary tests, and more.
  • Nursing negligence: Giving a patient the wrong medication, misreading a patient’s chart, treating the wrong individual, failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs, allowing bed sores to develop, failing to respond when patients request help, and more.
  • Radiology negligence: Failing to correctly interpret or report the result of X-rays, CT scans, mammograms, EKGs or other tests.

A Respected Reputation In The Legal Community

Founding attorney Mark W. Smith has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and named one of New Orleans’ “Top Lawyers.” You can count on him and our legal team to provide you with a knowledgeable assessment of your potential medical malpractice case and your legal options.

To schedule a free initial consultation, simply call our Metairie or New Orleans office at 504-224-8388, or contact us online. If we don’t recover money for you, we don’t get paid.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.