Each day millions of people seek medical assistance at doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and other facilities. You expect the best care possible, and when that standard of care is not met, the consequences can impact you for the rest of your life.
Medical malpractice is something no one should ever have to endure. If you have been the victim of negligent medical care, you may be overwhelmed, shocked or even in extreme pain. We’re here to help make sense of your legal options and help you fight for the justice you deserve.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Simien & Simien, LLC, understand how devastating it can be to deal with a medical negligence situation, particularly as health personnel are supposed to be the people you can trust. We know nothing can take away the pain you experienced. When you need the legal strength to fight back for what was taken from you, trust the attorneys at Simien & Simien, LLC.
Who Can Be Held Accountable For Medical Malpractice?
Although most interactions with medical professionals are one-on-one, there are times when a team of specialists is needed. No matter how little or how many medical professionals you work with, they each have a standard duty of care they must abide by. When a medical professional fails to adhere to these standards, they are putting you and your loved ones in danger.
Some medical professionals who may be held responsible for medical malpractice include:
- Surgical assistants
- Nursing home staff
- Emergency room personnel
In certain medical malpractice claims, more than one person may have acted negligently. For example, during surgery there may have been more than one surgeon performing the operation, as well as an anesthesiologist and surgical assistants. In Louisiana, comparative negligence will determine the degree of fault each individual had.