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Were You Injured by Negligent Medical Providers?

If you or a loved one was injured due to a hospital error or medical negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers has successfully represented many Louisiana individuals involved in complex litigation with doctors and hospitals.

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Errors that take place in hospitals, emergency rooms, surgical theaters, and delivery rooms can cause permanent disabilities, serious injuries, and even death. When a doctor, nurse, or hospital administrator makes a mistake that permanently impacts a patient’s life, that medical professional and the hospital where the accident occurred may be held liable for the damages.

Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex, which is why you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Louisiana to fight for you. Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies will fight to ensure that their clients avoid liability for their mistakes. That is why you will need our knowledgeable Baton Rouge, LA, medical malpractice lawyers on your side if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical mistake that was not your fault. Injured patients in Baton Rouge can depend on Gauthier Amedee to get them the help they need right away.

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When you call or submit your case online, you will speak with a dedicated and compassionate medical malpractice attorney absolutely FREE. We will help you understand the details of your case and provide the answers you seek.

You Deserve Compensation

After everything you’ve been through, we’re here to work hard for you and make sure that your rights are fully protected.

Working on Contingency

At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee upfront. In fact, we only get paid after you do. If there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple.

Medical Malpractice is Preventable

Medical malpractice and hospital errors are responsible for thousands of preventable patient deaths every year in the United States. Here are some disturbing facts and statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) that highlight just how serious this problem has become in America:

  • As many as 4 in 10 patients experience harm in primary and outpatient care, and up to 80% of this harm is avoidable.
  • One in every 10 patients in high-income countries like the U.S. is harmed while receiving hospital care.
  • Most people will suffer a diagnostic error in their lifetime.
  • Globally, medication errors are a leading cause of preventable healthcare errors, costing an estimated $42 billion USD annually

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Are You Eligible To File a Malpractice Claim?

If you’ve suffered injuries due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. At the law firm of Gauthier Amedee, our skilled attorneys can assist you in pursuing the highest possible compensation for your injuries. To determine if you have a viable case, there are several key factors to take into account.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important considerations.

There are many different types of mistakes and negligent behavior that may qualify as medical malpractice. Common instances of medical malpractice cases include:

  • Hospital & Emergency Room Errors
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Damage

In Louisiana, you only have one year from the date of the malpractice incident to file a claim. This comparatively short statute of limitations can be a challenging hurdle to overcome, particularly if you don’t have an attorney. It takes time to gather medical records, interview witnesses, and build a case. 

If you miss the one-year deadline, you will lose your right to recover damages, no matter how strong your case might be. Don’t let time slip away! If you think you have a medical malpractice claim, consult with our office as soon as possible.

Louisiana is a comparative negligence state, which means that damages can be awarded even if the injured party is partially at fault. However, the amount of damages awarded will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the injured party. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault for your injury and the damages awarded were $100,000, you would only be able to recover $80,000.

This is an important consideration for anyone who may be partly responsible for their injury, as it means that they may still be able to receive compensation for their experiences.

Did a Healthcare Professional’s Mistakes Cause You Serious Harm?

The experts at Gauthier Amedee are prepared to defend your right to fair compensation for your suffering. Don’t try to do this alone — you deserve to have the competent guidance offered by our Baton Rouge malpractice attorneys.

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Damages Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Compensation awarded in a medical malpractice claim can help cover the costs associated with medical treatment and ongoing care, such as hospital bills, medication costs, rehabilitation expenses, and even the cost of in-home care. For instance, if you suffered a severe brain injury due to a surgical error, damages awarded could help pay for the long-term care you will require for the rest of your life.

In addition to the cost of medical treatment and care, damages in a medical malpractice claim can also compensate for lost wages or income. If the injury prevents you from returning to work or from performing your job at the same level, you may be able to recover lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other economic damages. A skilled tradesperson who can no longer work due to a preventable injury, for example, could recover damages to help cover the cost of retraining or finding a new career.

Finally, damages can help address the emotional pain and suffering that you and your family may be experiencing. This can include compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic damages. If you suffered severe and ongoing pain and discomfort due to a medical error, a settlement could help provide some measure of comfort and support.

Don’t Let the Insurance Company Underpay Your Claim

It’s easy for a medical malpractice claim to be underpaid, especially if the injured person doesn’t have powerful legal representation on their side. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters who are trained to minimize payouts and protect the company’s profits. Without a skilled attorney to protect your rights and negotiate on your behalf, you may not get everything your claim is worth.

At Gauthier Amedee, we understand how insurance companies operate and we know the tactics they use to underpay claims. That’s why we work tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights and ensure that they get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to thoroughly investigate your claim, determine the full value of your damages, and negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement.

When you have a lawyer from Gauthier Amedee on your side, you can trust that your claim will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we’re not afraid to fight for your rights in court.

What Comes Next?

We’ll begin by completing a no-cost evaluation during which we will examine the details of your situation and offer sound legal suggestions for your next steps forward.

Once you’ve been determined to have a valid case, your attorney from Gauthier Amedee’s medical malpractice team will begin collecting evidence surrounding your injuries — eyewitness accounts, expert testimony, hospital or physician records, and more will be obtained to build an argument for a fair settlement.

Never worry about arguing with the insurance adjuster over your claim’s value or, even worse, being convinced to accept less than you deserve for your injuries. Let us handle the insurance company’s tricks while you relax and recover.

The last step in the process is accepting your settlement offer. You’ll be given a choice to accept or reject this offer, and your lawyer will provide you with the best advice for your circumstances.

If you do accept, our office will help ensure that the agreement is carried out properly and there is no excessive delay in receiving your check.

Louisiana Medical Malpractice FAQs

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or facility fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, causing injury or harm to a patient. In Louisiana, medical malpractice claims are governed by particularly complex laws and regulations, and proving fault can be challenging when the responsible party is a doctor or medical facility.

Proving medical malpractice requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the injury or harm. Evidence that may be needed to prove a medical malpractice claim can include medical records, witness statements, expert testimony, and other documentation.

At Gauthier Amedee, our attorneys work closely with medical experts to gather and analyze evidence and build a strong case for our clients.

Medical malpractice cases can be complex and require extensive knowledge of medical and legal issues. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you understand your rights, gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with the insurance company, and represent you in court if necessary.

Our team of medical malpractice experts has years of experience helping Louisiana citizens with injury claims, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Expert testimony plays a crucial role in a medical malpractice case because it helps to establish the standard of care that a healthcare professional should have provided in a given situation.

Medical experts can testify about the appropriate standards of care in their field, the deviation from these standards, and how this deviation caused harm to the patient. Their testimony can be critical in establishing negligence and proving causation in a medical malpractice case.

Yes, signing a consent form does not necessarily mean that you have waived your right to file a medical malpractice claim.

Consent forms typically explain the risks associated with a particular medical procedure, and by signing them, you acknowledge that you understand those risks. However, if a healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care during the procedure and causes harm to you, they can still be held liable for medical malpractice, even if you signed a consent form.

The consent form is not a blanket waiver of liability, and it does not absolve healthcare providers of their duty to provide competent and appropriate medical care.