Medical malpractice claims are different than other types of personal injury litigation. The Louisiana Legislature has set up a process where your claim medical malpractice claim must first appear before a Medical Review Panel consisting of three doctors and a non-voting attorney chairmen.
The Panel reviews the facts of the case and then renders an opinion regarding whether the qualified health care provider breached the given standard of care and if that breach is causally connected to the claimed injury. Only then can suit be filed against the medical provider for their negligence. This opinion, whether in favor of the patient or the medical provider, can then be used at trial as expert testimony.
If you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical provider you need experienced counsel to help you navigate through this complicated process. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Williamson Fontenot Campbell and Whittington, LLC to assist you with your medical malpractice claims. We only receive a fee if we win or settle your claim.
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