The New England Journal of Medicine performed a study, in 2006, which took a look at 1,452 resolved medical malpractice cases involving insurance carriers across all regions of the United States. The study found that 60 percent of medical malpractice cases involved females with a median age of 38. It also showed that nearly one-fifth were newborns, and about 12 percent were over the age of 65.
Medical malpractice includes any negligent action taken by a health care provider that occurs when the provided treatment falls below the applicable standard of practice in the medical community, therefore resulting in injury or death to the patient. Most medical professionals obtain professional liability insurance to offset the risk of any costs associated with a lawsuit based on medical malpractice.
At Simien & Simien, LLC, our Louisiana medical malpractice lawyers have tremendous sympathy for medical malpractice victims and their families, as everyone close to the victim often suffers emotionally and financially following these types of incidents. Our attorneys have provided thousands of free, no-obligation consultations.
Begin exploring your legal options here by calling 800-374-8422 or completing the FREE Case Evaluation form to the right of this web page.
Types Of Medical Malpractice We Handle
The health care quality company Healthgrades has indicated that an average of 195,000 people in the United States have died as a result of preventable in-hospital medical errors, in a study performed on 37 million patient records during 2000, 2001 and 2002. Our lawyers have provided our services to dozens of victims of medical malpractice and are prepared to handle your specific medical malpractice litigation.
Some types of medical malpractice we handle include, but are not limited to:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Equipment failure
- Failure to conduct proper testing
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Guaranteed prognosis
- Human error
- Medical misdiagnosis
- Medication errors
- Outdated diagnostic tests or therapy
- Post-operative infections
- Radiology mistakes
- Surgical equipment left behind
- Surgical errors
- Treatment errors
- Unnecessary surgeries
As a result of medical malpractice, there has been $3.6 billion in payouts for a total of 12,142 patients, which equals one payout in every 43 minutes during 2012, according to data from the National Practitioners Data Bank.
If you believe your health care provider has performed one of the above forms of medical malpractice, or if you believe you may have a case, contact our experienced lawyers.
Contact Our Louisiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
Suffering from medical malpractice may be a life-changing experience, which is why the attorneys at Simien & Simien, LLC, are prepared to defend your rights and achieve the compensation benefits you may be entitled to. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, while providing repetition to clients in various parts of the country.
Based in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our attorneys are able to serve medical malpractice clients throughout the state.
For more information about our law firm, or if you believe you may have a case, complete the FREE Case Evaluation, or call 800-374-8422 today.