Medical Malpractice

New Orleans Medical Malpractice / Negligence Lawyers 

Birth Injuries

Doctors, nurses, and healthcare personnel are expected to provide a high level of care during delivery in order to ensure that babies arrive safely and without complications. If negligence or medical errors resulted in your child suffering a birth injury, then our lawyers can help. We have fought for victims in New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner and have helped them receive substantial financial restitution. Our birth injury attorneys can help ensure that the medical professionals responsible for your child’s injury are held accountable for their actions.

Failure to Diagnose

You may have been harmed if there was a delay in the diagnosis of your condition because of the negligence of your physician. In addition to diagnostic errors which can lead to lack of treatment or the wrong treatment, the doctor may have failed to order the correct diagnostic test, misinterpreted the test results, or failed to take proper actions on abnormal results.

Surgical Errors

Mistakes can happen during treatment for a medical condition or as the result of a surgery. Examples of some of the negligence that our lawyers have seen include: Improper implantation of pacemaker, Post-op hemorrhage or hematoma (bleeding), Post-op hip fracture or a hip fracture from falling out of bed, Complications from anesthesia, and many more.

Medication Errors

Medication errors are preventable and occur more than one million times each year. About 7,000 people per year are estimated to die from medication errors - 16 percent more deaths than the number attributable to work-related injuries. Errors occur in hospitals and other healthcare settings, such as physicians' offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, urgent care centers, and in-home care. According to a 1997 study, antibiotics, cardiovascular agents, gastrointestinal agents, and narcotics were the most common medications involved in errors.

Failure to Treat

Even if your condition was diagnosed correctly, you may have been harmed by the negligence of your doctor or medical professional for failing to timely treat your disease or condition. Sometimes even a short delay can dramatically affect the outcome of the treatment.

Failure to Obtain Patient's Consent

Except in the case of an emergency, the doctor must get your consent before performing any treatment. This does not always happen. Your doctor may have been negligent if you did not consent to the treatment you received. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a medical professional's negligence, contact the attorneys of Harrell & Nowak. Our New Orleans office serves Metairie, Kenner, and all nearby areas.

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