What requirements have to be met for a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?When clients contact our law firm concerning an injury caused by a doctor or hospital, they may not know what went wrong in their case. All they know is that they entrusted their care to a medical professional and they came out with a bad result. Unfortunately, not every bad medical result is due to malpractice.
At the law firm of Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our firm has extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims. Our law firm has a physician on staff to quickly provide an initial evaluation of your case, and we obtain medical records up front to make certain that we offer you a realistic initial assessment. Call 225-756-0222 or toll-free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.
Sometimes a doctor can do everything right, and you still suffer a serious injury or dies. Malpractice exists only when:
What Is Medical Malpractice?
- The medical professional failed to follow the accepted standards of care, and
- The failure was the cause of his or her injury.
In Louisiana, medical malpractice cases are subject to screening by a medical review panel consisting of one (nonvoting) lawyer and three physicians. Our lawyers have the experience and financial resources to overcome the significant hurdles that exist for cases of medical malpractice.