Nelson & Hammons
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Medical Malpractice

Your Rights

Medical malpractice/nursing home negligence cases in LouisianaNelson & Hammons has handled hundreds of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases annually for over 30 years. Using this experience, we have developed a system for thoroughly and effectively handling these unique types of cases.

Louisiana medical malpractice laws contain many “traps” that make it critically important for patients and families who believe they are victims of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence to obtain lawyers who have the training and experience to handle these complicated cases.

Unfortunately, the cards are stacked against victims of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence in our State. Doctors, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers are given an extraordinary level of protection in Louisiana. For example:

  • There is a cap on damages of $500,000 plus medical bills and possibly future medical bills on medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases in Louisiana.
  • Before a lawsuit can be filed in court, the case must be presented to a Medical Review Panel made up of three physicians who review the case and render an opinion.
  • Medical malpractice cases must be brought within one year of (1) the date of malpractice or (2) the date the patient or his/her family “discovered” the malpractice, and in no event more than three years after the date of malpractice.

Nelson & Hammons is committed to helping patients and families who are victims of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence to overcome these obstacles.

Nelson & Hammons recognizes that you have many choices when selecting an attorney. We are committed to representing all of our clients to the best of our abilities and strive to treat each of our clients the way we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes. It would be our honor to represent you. If we can be of service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by either calling us at 318-277-2401, toll free at 1-800-619-6444, or completing our easy-to-use online form by clicking here.