Perhaps the most frightening of all accidents are ones that happen while under the care of a medical professional. We want to believe that we will receive safe medical care in hospitals, but misdiagnosis, abuse and medical malpractice errors caused by health care professionals are all too common. Unfortunately, these mistakes can cause serious injury, health problems and even death. If you or a loved one have been harmed as the result of negligence of a healthcare professional we can help you.
Medical malpractice is a term which broadly covers negligence by a health care provider (doctor, nurses, etc.) during the administration of diagnosis, care or treatment in which the service was neglectful, and caused injury or death to the patient. Medical malpractice is a specialized field of law practice that requires specific knowledge and expertise.
Bobby R. Lormand, Jr. is a medical malpractice attorney with over 20 years of legal experience. Attorney Lormand's unique qualification is his education, training and experience working as a registered nurse.
Mr. Lormand has a deep technical understanding of medical malpractice bolstered by a professional medical background. He is able to leverage this knowledge to hold accountable those causing injury, harm or medical errors. Attorney Lormand is among the best medical malpractice lawyers in Baton Rouge.
Reason #1: You could harm your ability to get a fair settlement. Chances are, the responsible party's insurance company or lawyers may try to contact you. DO NOT communicate with them until you have met with attorney Bobby Lormand. Any information you provide, comment you make, or answer you give could be twisted against you. Without the advice and representation of a lawyer you could make a horrible situation even worse.
Reason #2: You have a short time period to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Louisiana a medical malpractice lawsuit has a "peremptive period" of only one year. It takes time to properly prepare and file a lawsuit of this nature. Additionally, as time elapses witnesses forget details, and records can be lost or destroyed. This is especially crippling if your case goes to a jury trial.
In the state of Louisiana, anyone who has been seriously harmed as the result of a medical procedure, or physician negligence can file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Having a lawyer who is also a former medical professional (RN) is a powerful thing. Bobby Lormand has a working knowledge about how a hospital operates. Many times health care providers make poor decisions, and fail to act appropriately and in the best interest of the patient. Injured patients have to wait hours before being treated in the emergency room. Hurried doctors make careless mistakes. Accidents do happen but these errors can result in severe injury and even death. When health and life itself are threatened by the negligence of a health care professional, legal action should be taken to make things right.
As your lawyer I will represent you to fight for financial awards and monetary settlements to cover expenses including:
Our law firm can assist you in collecting money that is owed to you per the terms of your settlement. We provide this service at no extra charge.
Went to trial on a matter that involved the death of a four-month-old daughter from meningococcemia. The baby was brought to the emergency room with fever and decreased activity. Without performing any testing, the emergency room physician discharged the baby with a diagnosis of viremia, a viral infection of the blood. The parents brought the baby home where her condition deteriorated, prompting them to bring her back to the emergency room. Unfortunately, by the time she was returned to the emergency room, the meningococcemia had advanced to the point that cannot be treated and she died. The jury returned a verdict in excess of the Louisiana medical malpractice cap to compensate the surviving mother and father for their loss.
Went to trial on a matter that involved the death of an elderly lady related to a failure to diagnose and treat diabetic ketoacidosis. As a result of the lack of diagnosis and treatment, the decedent went into a diabetic coma and died. We represented the decedents surviving children. After the trial, the judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff and compensated the family for their loss in the full amount of the Louisiana medical malpractice cap.