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Medical Malpractice Attorney

  • Have you or a loved on suffered loss due to a medical malpractice injury?  You might need a medical malpractice attorney or personal injury lawyer like the team at the Houma office of L. Clayton Burgess to fight for you.

    According to the Institute of Medicine, approximately 98,000 patients die each year due to preventable medical errors. Countless others suffer life-changing injuries. When healthcare professionals make mistakes, tragedy can result. Victims and their families struggle to pay bills, to obtain appropriate medical care, therapy, rehabilitation, nursing and attendant care, handicapped housing, van, etc., and to proceed with their lives.

    The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer, while Forbes Magazine reports that in 2012 over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts, averaging one payout every 43 minutes.

    Medical malpractice occurs when a health-care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” or is negligent in the treatment of a patient.

    If you have been injured as the result of medical malpractice, call Clay now at 985-205-3448 or fill out our contact us form! Our medical malpractice attorneys can provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.

  • Louisiana Law:

    Claims against private healthcare providers are governed by the Medical Malpractice Act, (the “MMA”), La. R.S. 40:1299.41 et. seq, while claims against public or state healthcare providers are governed by the Malpractice Liability for State Services Act, (the “MLSSA”), which is found in La. R.S. 40:1299.37 et. seq. These laws, establish the substantive and procedural law relating to claims of medical malpractice.

  • We pursue claims against:
    • Hospital Negligence
    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Surgeons
    • Anesthesiologists
    • Radiologists
    • Pharmacists
    • HMOs
    • Nursing homes
    • Hospital staff
  • We pursue claims for:
    • Birth injuries
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Brachial plexus palsy
    • Erb’s palsy
    • Oxygen deprivation
    • Misdiagnosed and late-diagnosed diseases, such as cancer
    • Wrongful death
    • Failure to diagnose
    • Delay/failure to treat
    •  Brain injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Quadriplegia
    • Paraplegia
    • Paralysis
    • Prescription errors
    • Surgical errors
    • Anesthesia mistakes
    • Amputations
    • Hospital negligence
    • Emergency room errors
    • Gynecological errors

DON'T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.