Pursuing Justice for Victims of Medical Malpractice
If you feel you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, we can help. The New Orleans medical malpractice attorneys of Bruno & Bruno have handled a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. These cases involved claims for wrongful death, brain damage and serious life-altering permanent injuries.
We place great faith and trust in our health care providers to exercise the proper skill and judgment required within their field of practice and to take care of us at times when we are most vulnerable. When a health care provider falls below the required standard of care, he or she should be held accountable for any injuries, disability or damage, just like any other professional.
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways, including:
- Failure to diagnose a disease such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer in a timely manner
- Failure to order proper tests
- Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong part of the body
- Performing a treatment you did not authorize
- Prescription errors
At Bruno & Bruno, we have many years of experience representing clients throughout Louisiana with medical malpractice claims. After meeting with you to learn about your case, we will evaluate whether your case meets the technical requirements needed to prove medical malpractice. We will also candidly advise you as to whether your case is worth pursuing.
Contact Our Louisiana Medical Negligence Attorneys
Our lawyers are committed to helping you get the justice you deserve and maximizing your recovery in medical malpractice cases. To schedule a consultation, call us at 504-525-1335 or 800-966-1335. You may also contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans and Covington.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
What is medical malpractice?
Although medical malpractice is most often thought of as applying to physicians, the term includes the medical negligence of any medical care provider, including, for example, dentists, nurses and therapists. Claims may also be brought against hospitals, clinics or medical corporations for direct or indirect liability for the negligence of an employee.
Medical malpractice can take the form of failure to inform you of the risks of a particular procedure and other alternatives, failure to timely diagnose a disease, performing a treatment you did not authorize, medical error, providing the wrong prescription dosage and failure to order proper tests. Although there are a host of other scenarios, these are the most common.
What should I do if I believe I have been the victim of medical malpractice?
The initial steps in investigating a medical malpractice claim begin with a confidential consultation with members of our staff. The staff of Bruno & Bruno has been successfully involved in medical malpractice litigation for many years.
The success of the firm is based on the selectiveness of the case. Our experienced legal professionals are fully aware of the public view of "frivolous" lawsuits and the overall public opinion that may affect the decision of potential jurors. We will not only evaluate whether your case meets the technical requirements necessary to prove medical malpractice, but also candidly advise you whether in our judgment, it is worthwhile to go forward.