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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.


What Is Medical Malpractice?

Sometimes a doctor can do everything right, and you still suffer a serious injury or dies. Malpractice exists only when:
  1. The medical professional failed to follow the accepted standards of care, and
  2. The failure was the cause of his or her injury.
If we think that your doctor failed to follow the accepted standards of care in your case, we will first review your medical records with our on-staff physician. If the case appears to be malpractice, we will then seek an opinion from a licensed physician trained in the same specialty as your doctor who can testify about the applicable standards of care in court.

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.


Contact Our Baton Rouge Medical Malpractice Lawyers

To find out if you have a medical malpractice case, contact our Baton Rouge malpractice attorneys at 225-756-0222 or toll-free at 800-644-0633 to schedule an initial consultation.

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