The Sharon Boxie Story
Every day, somewhere in America, more than 300 innocent men, women and children become victims of medical malpractice at the hands of incompetent and negligent doctors, maybe just like your own family doctor, and end up either dead or permanently injured.
Last year, over 98,000 victims were killed by doctors; that’s like two 737’s crashing each and every day, killing every single passenger, 365 days a year. And more than 4 million victims are permanently injured each year due to medical errors, surgical tools left in patients and hospital-caused infections. Today, the Insider Exclusive will meet one of those innocent victims, Sharon Boxie, now a total quadriplegic caused by the medical malpractice of her own doctors. We will also visit with her lawyer, John Hammons, who has been fighting for almost thirty years for quality medical care for his clients and their families, as well as obtaining just compensation for those who have been seriously injured by incompetent and negligent doctors. John will show how the State of Louisiana’s medical malpractice laws are full of traps, adding insult to injury with draconian laws capping medical malpractice awards.
The $5 million judgment awarded by the trial court to Sharon Boxie was itself reduced substantially by Louisiana law. And if America is to make progress in medical malpractice cases, it needs to be make strides in patient safety, not limit the rights of patients who have been injured through no fault of their own.
John Hammons, Medical Malpractice Attorney
John Hammons is one of Louisiana’s leading medical malpractice and nursing home negligence lawyers, and is often called upon by individuals as well as by other lawyers to assist them in the most difficult of cases. He has served on the Governor’s Commission on Medical Malpractice, which provided him with significant insight in this area of developing law. John was also among the first lawyers in Louisiana emphasizing the handling of medical malpractice cases three decades ago. He has been at the forefront of precedent-setting cases, and is often invited to speak before legal and medical groups. John holds an undergraduate degree from Northeast Louisiana University and a law degree from Louisiana State University.
Fighting For Your Rights
Nelson & Hammons has championed the rights of victims of medical malpractice since 1980, having successfully represented hundreds of such patients or their families. With its office in Shreveport, Nelson & Hammons remains committed to quality medical care for its clients and their families as well as obtaining just compensation for those patients who have been seriously injured as a result of substandard medical care. With two attorneys specializing in the handling of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and related matters, Nelson & Hammons is uniquely positioned to effectively and thoroughly investigate and prosecute such cases.