St. Tammany Parish Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Herrin Kervin helps victims of medical malpractice collect damages, so they can get the medical care and financial support they need while recovering from their injuries.

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Medical Malpractice

Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys

You trust doctors, nurses, and pharmacists with your life. While most do an excellent job, some medical providers are guilty of medical malpractice. They might fail to diagnose serious illnesses, misread test results, or do something else that puts your life in danger. Herrin Kervin holds medical professionals who have committed malpractice accountable. With our help, you can file a claim to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and more. Along with collecting financial compensation, you can protect others by filing a claim.

Contact Herrin Kervin today to find out if you have a medical malpractice case. The statute of limitations for these cases is short, so take swift action.

Common Medical Malpractice Claims

Herrin Kervin handles all types of medical malpractice cases. Common claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misreading test results
  • Medication mistakes
  • Birth injuries
St. Tammany Parish Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Why Choose Herrin Kervin Injury Attorneys?

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  • 100% Personal Injury Law -- Our law firm is 100% personal injury. While most law firms practice “a-little-of-this-and-a-little-of-that”, our practice is completely dedicated to personal injury law. The power of one practice area is focus. We channel all of our skills and energy into personal injury law and achieve results most firms think are impossible. With over 25 years dedicated to personal injury law, you know your case is handled with expertise second to none. 
  • Trial Lawyers -- We are not simply personal injury lawyers. We are trial lawyers. When your life is damaged by an injury, we will settle your case only when the insurance company offers an amount that appropriately compensates you. If not, we will take your case to trial so a jury decides the best value of your case, not a self-serving, profit minded insurance company. 
  • Zero Cost to You – We are driven to win your case because we only get paid if we get you money. If we don’t get you money for your case, you don’t owe us a penny. Ever!
  • Reputation -- Our reputation as trial lawyers is built on our skill, attention to detail, and stubborn protection of our clients. We are well known by the insurance companies for leaving no stone unturned and 5 star lawyering. Insurance companies will fight you. But, we fight back even harder.
  • Lawyer Accessibility – You will regularly speak and work with Gordon Herrin and David Kervin. Our clients are never “pushed off” to low level associate lawyers or secretaries. You hired Herrin Kervin, you will get Gordon Herrin and David Kervin.

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PROVING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

To prove medical malpractice in Louisiana, you must first establish the standard of care expected of the provider. Then, you have to show that the provider didn’t meet the standard of care. This could be due to a lack of knowledge and skill, a lack of diligence, or a failure to use the best judgment or provide reasonable care. Finally, you must prove the link between the breach of the standard of care and the harm that you suffered. You must show that your injury would not have occurred if the provider had met the standard of care. Your Louisiana medical malpractice attorney will use various pieces of evidence to prove your claim, including expert witnesses.

THE ROLE OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PANELS

If you have a viable claim, your attorney will begin the process by submitting paperwork to the Patient Compensation Fund. The PCF starts by looking at an overview of the case. If it decides to take a closer look, it will convene a medical review panel of licensed physicians to study the case. Your attorney will submit additional documentation, and the panel will pour over the evidence and write a report. The report is written by physicians and considered expert testimony. You can use the report as evidence if you go to trial or settle your claim. Also, you can call any of the physicians who sat on the panel as expert witnesses. 

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DAMAGE CAPS FOR MALPRACTICE CLAIMS

Louisiana has capped damages for medical malpractice claims at $500,000, plus extra money for future medical expenses. It’s vital to calculate the cost of future medical expenses correctly, or you could end up paying out of pocket down the road. Your Louisiana medical malpractice attorney will consult with medical professionals to accurately determine how much you will pay for medical costs in the future. Then, your attorney will add that to the compensation you deserve for your claim. Your attorney’s job is to ensure that you don’t have to pay out of pocket to receive care related to your injuries.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS

You have one year from the date of the medical malpractice or discovery to file a claim in Louisiana. However, Louisiana also has a three-year statute of repose. This means that the cut-off date to file a claim is three years, even if you have not yet discovered the injury. Because of the short statute of limitations and statute of repose, it’s critical to consult with an attorney as soon as you think something might have happened during your diagnosis or treatment. Otherwise, the time limit might pass. If you try to file a claim after the time limit, the defendant can file a motion to dismiss.