You are Owed a Duty of Care
When you seek treatment from a medical or health care provider, the provider owes you a duty of care to provide treatment that meets or exceeds the industry’s standard of care. When a doctor breaches his duty of care, the results can negatively impact your life forever. Not every tragic or unpleasant outcome is the result of medical malpractice, medical errors and mistakes committed by a health care professional. However, even the slightest possibility of malpractice should be investigated.
A Metairie medical malpractice lawyer investigates the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine if the care you received was not in accordance with the generally accepted standards of medical care. If the health care professional or the health care facility failed to meet the standard and the failure resulted in injury or death, the responsible party or parties must be held accountable.
Medical malpractice claims benefit all patients because it forces doctors and other medical providers to recognize their duty to their patients. Medical malpractice lawsuits can help reduce the number of claims by discouraging health care professionals from taking shortcuts or providing substandard care.
Examples of health care professionals that could be held liable for medical malpractice include:
- General practice physicians
- Emergency room personnel
- Surgical assistants
- Nursing home staff
Our medical malpractice lawyer investigates your claim to determine the person or persons who acted negligently in causing your injury. We work diligently to obtain the evidence needed to prove you are entitled to compensation for your damages, injuries, and losses.