Holding Physicians Liable for Their Negligence
We put ourselves in the hands of doctors and caregivers to improve our health. We put our trust in them. However, nearly 100,000 Americans die as a result of medical mistakes every year. This type of negligence can be devastating and even fatal. While no amount of money can make up for such a tragedy, those who suffer and their families are entitled to compensation in their aftermath. Compensation can be used to cover the cost of medical care, lost income due to the injury, pain and suffering and to act as an important deterrent to those who are liable and keep others from suffering a similar fate. Working with an experienced medical malpractice attorney is critical in these cases.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can come in many forms. The most devastating can be surgical errors such as mistakes administering anesthesia, leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, infection that could have been avoided, incorrect or unneeded surgery and accidental damage to nerves, tissue and ligaments during surgery.
Other medical malpractice injuries might include birth injuries, medication errors, nursing home neglect & abuse, cosmetic surgery errors, failure to diagnose, disfigurement & death, cerebral palsy, and psychiatric negligence.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of the law. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a doctor’s medical mistake or in any way while under another’s care, call our office immediately. Waiting can make it impossible to sue, even if you have a very valid claim.
A Personal Injury Law Firm Committed to Serving You
We handle a wide variety of injury claims including auto accidents, defective product injuries, workplace injuries and many others. Physician negligence can play a role in any of these cases. Our dedication is to you and your loved ones. As victims, it is crucial to have caring and aggressive injury representation on your side. We fight the legal battle for justice and your financial health while you concentrate on healing.
Defective Products and Third Party Liability in Medical Cases
Some cases of negligence involve large corporations or manufacturers outside of the caregiver profession. An example might be lawsuits surrounding defective devices such as hip replacement implants (DePuy ASR & Pinnacle) or knee replacement recalls (Zimmer). Others may involve unsafe drugs such as testosterone replacement therapy (Androgel and others). We can help in any case where you or a loved one has been injured or put at risk by a defective product.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice or have suffered a wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice, contact us immediately. We set ourselves apart from other law firms by working to create a client relationship that is sensitive to your needs.
Call The Law Office of David D. Kervin, Jr. LLC at (504) 599-5906 to speak with a knowledgeable New Orleans medical malpractice attorney.