New Orleans Hospital Negligence Attorney
We go to the hospital to get better. Unfortunately, some patients' health is actually made worse by a hospital stay. Some patients who visit an emergency room die waiting to receive appropriate medical care. Not all deaths or worsened conditions are due to hospital negligence. It is often said that medicine is an art not a science. However, recent studies have shown that a significant percentage of patients are harmed or killed each year because of medical mistakes in hospitals and emergency rooms. One study by HealthGrades estimated that 195,000 people die each year from hospital errors.
If you or a family member has been injured because of hospital negligence or an emergency room error, call 877-525-2528 or locally at 504-525-2520 or contact our New Orleans law firm to arrange a free consultation with hospital malpractice lawyer James L. Arruebarrena.
The Experience, Skill and Commitment Needed to Achieve Results in Complicated Hospital Negligence Claims
Medical malpractice claims are usually complicated because they require knowledge of both law and medicine, including hospital and physician regulations, and medical standards of care. Leading Louisiana malpractice attorney Jim Arruebarrena has fifteen years of experience handling claims for catastrophic injury and wrongful death caused by hospital negligence, nursing malpractice, and physician errors. As a result of his experience, courtroom skills, and commitment to obtaining the best possible results, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
Patients can be injured or die as a result of the following types of hospital negligence:
- Pharmacist errors and medication errors and
- Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
- Hospital-acquired infections, including blood infections from neck and groin catheters
- Failure to prevent post-surgical embolisms and sepsis
- Failure to prevent, diagnose and treat ventilator-associated pneumonia
- Flawed hospital computer systems
- Failure to diagnose symptoms of heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, cancer and other serious conditions
- Emergency room errors