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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

At DSW Law Firm, we understand the challenges you face and are committed to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Trusted Lawyers in New Orleans for Medical Malpractice Cases

It is the responsibility of medical professionals to provide competent and skillful care to their patients. When that responsibility is not upheld, the consequences can be devastating. There are standards in place to prevent misdiagnoses, surgical errors and other damaging events. That is why it is imperative to seek proper justice if you have been a victim of medical negligence.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are pursued over a long period of time, but their results can mean a better life. The legal team at DSW Law Firm, is experienced in pursuing these cases. We will fight for as long as necessary to see you receive justice for you or your loved one’s injuries.

How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice cases are large undertakings and often require a considerable amount of time and investigation before they go before a medical review panel. Our attorneys do not back down from this challenge. We have worked with many victims of medical negligence and helped them pursue justice over the course of several years.

Our legal team’s primary concern is taking the stress off you during the proceedings. We will take the reins when investigating:
  • Your relationship with the doctor liable for your injuries
  • The cause of the doctor’s negligence
  • The details of how the doctor’s negligence caused additional injuries
  • How the injury led to additional damages, such as more medical bills or pain
  • Presenting the facts to a medical review panel
  • Fighting on your behalf in court, if necessary
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are who people trust when they need to recover. Becoming even more ill after a procedure is a gross violation of that trust. You deserve justice — hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

We Are On Your Side

If you or a loved one believes medical professionals provided improper treatment, call a lawyer at our New Orleans office at 504-586-1600 or email us the details of your situation.

New Orleans Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

Should I pursue my personal injury in New Orleans?
Anytime you suffer an injury due to the negligence of another party, whether it be an individual or an entity, you should consider pursuing a personal injury case. While it is not a requirement, having had to receive medical attention after the accident is a good indicator if a case is worth pursuing. Come speak to us for free, and we will explain your legal options.
Why do I need a lawyer when insurance says I don’t?
Every insurance company must ensure that it only pays valid claims. To do so, insurance companies require certain types of proof before they pay claims. Demonstrating to an insurance company that your claim is one it should pay can be complex and difficult.
If you provide the wrong types of proof or insufficient proof of your claims, an insurance company can deny your claim, even if it is valid. You need to build your claim and provide proof of it to the insurance company — your compensation depends on it. One small error can keep you from your due recovery. Our experienced and savvy lawyers will protect your claims and negotiate best recoveries for you.
How much will this cost?
There is rampant misconception that attorneys’ sole concern is trying to squeeze billable hours from their clients. For personal injury matters, you are not required to pay anything if we do not win your case. Even the initial consultation and evaluation are free, meaning you lose nothing by coming in to see us to discuss your options.
When should I file a lawsuit?
Your lawyers will know when it is time to file a lawsuit. It is a wise decision to file a personal injury lawsuit as soon as you can. Situations can vary, but generally in Louisiana you have a maximum of one year to file a suit before the statute of limitations is up. However, sometimes it takes time to prepare a lawsuit to be filed, so do not hesitate – the earlier you come to see us, the more we will be able to help.
What is the first step I should take?
In addition to calling a lawyer, one of the best first steps you can take to prepare a personal injury case is to see the doctor. Even if you do not feel injured at the time, adrenaline and other factors may be hiding medical issues. Having an indisputable medical record of the injuries caused by your accident will be vital to any personal injury case. If you need help finding the right doctor or scheduling medical appointments, our experienced staff can assist you.
Is this too big of a case to fight?
The thought of filing a lawsuit against major insurance companies, hospitals, trucking companies and other enterprises that boast their own teams of lawyers can be scary. Please do not let that deter you. DSW Law Firm, has a history of filing and winning cases against large entities, like Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, First Mercury Insurance Co., State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company and many others, and will make the legal process easy on you.
Will I have to go to court?
Many individuals do not want the stress of appearing in court. Unless the case must be tried to be resolved, your lawyers can make all of the necessary appearances at court to further your claim, up until the trial. We are experienced litigators and are also able to seek the results you need at the negotiating table. Our superb trial record means we are also able to settle cases successfully – large defendants take our ability to win cases seriously. While we regularly try cases before judges and juries for our clients, most of our cases do settle before trial.