Negligence In Louisiana Hospitals And Medical Malpractice
When improper or negligent care occurs in a hospital, the results can be devastating to the patient and their family. At Nelson & Hammons, Attorneys At Law, our medical malpractice lawyers have protecting victims of medical negligence throughout Louisiana. From our offices in Shreveport and Lafayette, our team pursues medical malpractice lawsuits to ensure that victims of medical errors and mistakes are financially compensated for their injuries.
Types Of Hospital Negligence
Unfortunately, many types of medical negligence cases begin in hospitals. Whether it happens with surgical errors or poor care or while being admitted into a hospital through the chaos of the emergency room (ER), medical issues can result in injury, pain and even death.
Vicarious Liability: When A Hospital Is Responsible For Its Medical Staff
If a medical employee, like a doctor or nurse, is performing regular medical job requirements and duties, makes a medical mistake or error and is found to have committed an act of negligence, the hospital or medical facility may be vicariously liable for negligence as well. In other words, if a nurse’s negligence results in an injury to a patient, the hospital may also be liable for medical malpractice. Examples of vicarious liability include:
- Failure to properly monitor or check on a patient
- Failure to respond when a patient calls for help or assistance
- Surgical mistakes or errors
- Failure to administer the correct dosage of a prescription medication
- Failure to maintain the patient’s medical records properly
At Nelson & Hammons, Attorneys At Law, our attorneys have the resources, knowledge and experience to hold hospitals in Louisiana accountable for the actions of their medical staff and professionals.
Find Out More Today
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to hospital negligence in Louisiana, you want experienced attorneys on your side. Please contact us at our office in Shreveport or Lafayette by calling 318-716-7329 or using our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case.