Doctors Are Human. Humans Make Mistakes.
Doctors study and train intensely for years to learn how to treat and heal their patients. They are highly educated and skilled, and most have chosen their profession because they are fiercely committed to helping people get better. But being a physician in New Orleans and being human are not mutually exclusive, which means that doctors make mistakes just like all of us do. When a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional makes a mistake, however, the consequences can be catastrophic. Life-changing injuries or death can result from a physician’s error. If your doctor has committed an act of medical malpractice, you deserve to be compensated for the toll his or her error has taken on you and your family.
At Bloom Legal, our New Orleans medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping those who have been hurt by medical mistakes. We have the experience, skill, and resources to assist you during your recovery and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation and resources that can provide you with some measure of comfort and peace.
Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths in U.S.
Medicine isn’t perfect and doctors can’t cure every disease or heal every injury. That means that not every bad result is due to a doctor committing medical malpractice.
“Malpractice” occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other health professional acts outside the accepted standard of care and a patient suffers as a result.
Tragically, preventable medical mistakes take an astonishing of American lives every year. A 2016 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University concluded that medical mistakes kill 250,000 Americans each year, making it the third largest cause of death in this country, behind only heart disease and cancer. That is nearly 700 deaths a day — or about 9.5 percent of all deaths each year in the United States.
Medical Malpractice Cases Require More Than Just Legal Skill
Given the scientific and technical issues involved in proving that a doctor’s error constituted negligence and that such negligence caused a patient’s injuries or losses, medical malpractice claims are extremely complex. They require not only legal skill but medical expertise and insight from highly-credentialed witnesses who can testify and opine on the course. These cases require through trial preparation and an ability to challenge the testimony and evidence of doctors and hospitals determined to avoid liability for the mistakes they make. Without an experienced team of New Orleans medical malpractice lawyers on your side, you are unlikely to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Experienced Representation for All Kinds of Medical Malpractice
Malpractice can occur in any number of treatments and procedures, leading to a wide range of injuries. At Bloom Legal, we handle all kinds of New Orleans medical malpractice cases including:
- Birth Injuries
- Misdiagnoses and failure to diagnose
- Surgical mistakes
- Medication errors
- Hospital errors
- Emergency room mistakes
Don’t Face the Aftermath of a Medical Mistake on Your Own
You put your trust in your doctor to do their job with the care and skill the law and their oath require of them. When that trust is broken, the physical, financial, and emotional harm can be overwhelming. It is not an ordeal than anyone should go through on their own and those responsible should be held accountable.
Please call the New Orleans medical malpractice lawyers at Bloom Legal today at 504-636-6729 or through our contact form to arrange for your free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
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