We all count on medical professionals in times of need. Whether we’re seeking treatment for the flu or a life-threatening illness, we depend on highly trained doctors and nurses to provide us with the best possible care.
Most doctors and nurses are caring and compassionate individuals who do their very best to provide competent care to their patients. Nevertheless, mistakes are often made by medical professionals. Such mistakes can result in devastating consequences for their victims.
Unfortunately, preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in America. The Institute of Medicine has estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical errors. The Congressional Budget Office found that there were 181,000 severe injuries attributable to medical negligence in 2003. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimated that there are 15 million incidents of medical harm each year.
When medical professionals provide treatment that is below the reasonable and appropriate standard of care, and you suffer an injury, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages. However, medical malpractice lawsuits are inherently complex and require the skill of a lawyer who is well-versed in both law and medicine.
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from medical malpractice than HHK. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott. Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana medical malpractice attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.