Most health care facilities in the New Orleans area are comprised of competent and hardworking professionals. Unfortunately, there are occasions when the treatment provided to a patient falls below acceptable medical practice. When this happens, the patient may be...Read more
When a New Orleans resident wants to file a medical malpractice claim, he/she must follow the procedure set forth in the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. Under this act, any claim of medical malpractice must be screened by a “medical...Read more
Louisiana Supreme Court Rules On The Limits Of A Medical Review Panel's Opinion In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.
Nearly all medical malpractice claims in New Orleans must be screened by a Medical Review Panel prior to proceeding to court. The purpose of the Medical Review Panel – which consists of three medical providers – is to render...Read more
This month, New Orleans residents will be voting on a proposed amendment to the Louisiana State Constitution designed to protect the Patient Compensation Fund. The amendment requires that the funds only be used for payment of medical malpractice claims,...Read more
When a New Orleans resident wishes to pursue a medical malpractice claim, Louisiana law requires that the matter be screened by a Medical Review Panel before proceeding. While an adverse opinion from the Medical Review Panel does not bar...Read more
For the most part, the medical practitioners of New Orleans are hardworking, conscientious individuals who make a diligent effort to do their best for their patients. While this does not mean that they never make mistakes, Louisiana’s laws do...Read more
Most of New Orleans’ health care providers are competent and hardworking professionals. This does not mean, however, that there are not subpar providers or occasions when the treatment provided to a patient falls below the acceptable standard of care...Read more