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Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case In Louisiana


Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case 

If you have recently been injured, were ill, or had any other reason to visit a hospital or physician you may want to consider what your experience was like. Were you better after leaving their facility or were you worse off after receiving care from them? If you believe that you did not receive proper care, you may want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge. A Louisiana personal injury attorney will ask all of the right questions for you, and even questions you would have never thought to consider. If you’re thinking that the medical facility has done wrong by you, do not hesitate to call Calahan Injury Attorneys. But before you do, consider the Louisiana Law stipulations regarding medical malpractice, to see if you could possibly have a case.

Medical Malpractice and What You Should Know

The first thing that is absolutely vital for you understand, is that in the state of Louisiana, a medical malpractice claim must first be submitted to a medical review panel before pursuing a lawsuit. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t still be in contact with a personal injury attorney. During the review, three qualified experts will review your medical malpractice claim and determine whether or not your claim has sufficient evidence as proof of a breach in standard care. While the panel’s decision is not binding, it is considered expert opinion and is admissible in court for the defendant; which is the medical provider. Should the panel come up with an unfavorable decision, you can still pursue litigation, as a favorable decision is not required to proceed. However, your success is much higher with a favorable decision from the medical review panel.

This is just one of many stipulations set by the state of Louisiana in regards to medical malpractice lawsuits. If you’re eager to learn more about this issue, look for future blogs on how to determine if you have a medical malpractice case. And for additional information, contact your Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

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