Louisiana Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice arises in various health care settings, including care provided by physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and other healthcare personnel in medical clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings. We are knowledgeable and experienced in identifying medical malpractice in these settings and in seeking monetary recovery for injuries, harms, and losses caused as a result.

Nursing Home Malpractice

We are in a new era of long term care. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, slightly over 5 percent of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board–and–care homes, and about 4.2 percent are in nursing homes at any given time. That’s a lot of fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers in nursing homes. Their medical problems are many, and they deserve a basic level of care that is attainable, but often failed. It is not uncommon to see cases of simple neglect spiral into dehydration, malnourishment, decubitus ulcers (bedsores), urinary tract infections, sepsis, and death. When this happens, justice requires that someone speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and to hold responsible persons accountable for their mistakes. We hope you will allow us to speak for you or your family member.

Physician Malpractice

Physician malpractice is not common, but it is not rare either. It is our experience that dutiful, attentive, and humble doctors are not usually defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits. On the other hand, physicians who don't listen to their patients, fail to devote the necessary time and attention to their patients, or let their ego override their better judgment, frequently are. We carefully review cases to determine whether harm was caused because a physician failed his or her duties, or instead, that an injury or death was unavoidable. If we find your case has merit, we will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. If we don’t find your case has merit, we will explain that to you.

Hospital Malpractice

In a recent book by the Institute of Medicine, it was estimated that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That exceeds the number of annual deaths from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS--three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. The authors of To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System propose solutions to this significant problem, and appropriately point out that medical negligence does not come with bad intention, but simple oversight, neglect, inattention or problems with systems of care. Whatever the root cause of negligence may be, the reality is that each of us, as consumers of healthcare, expect and are entitled to careful and attentive healthcare providers who do what is necessary to see that we are not the next victim of negligence. If you believe you have been a victim of medical negligence, please call us. We can help.

Pharmaceutical Malpractice

Pharmacies sometimes misfill prescriptions of potentially dangerous medications. As consumers, we blindly trust our pharmacists to fill our prescriptions correctly, and this trust is generally well placed, but one incorrectly filled prescription can kill or produce permanent injuries. Please call us if you have a question about possible pharmaceutical malpractice.

Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorney Scott Webre
Scott Webre of  Webre & Associates
Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact us today for a free consultation or visit us at 2901 Johnston Street in Lafayette. If you choose Webre & Associates as your Louisiana medical malpractice attorneys, you will only owe us money if we collect from someone else on your behalf. No recovery, no fee.

Webre & Associates represent injured parties in Louisiana and Texas. Attorney Scott Webre handles personal injury cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, automobile accidents, industrial accidents, medical, legal, and other professional malpractice, defective products, work related accidents, as well as claims involving fraud, breach of contract and wrongful denial of insurance benefits.