The attorneys at WPTC have successfully represented numerous individuals and families with medical malpractice claims involving every type of medical specialty. Types of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to delays in diagnosis, failure to diagnose, prescription errors, surgical error, improper treatment of a condition or illness, anesthesia or drug errors, and birth injuries. Physicians and other healthcare providers must bring their full attention and expertise to each case. A failure to do so can be irresponsible, and often negligent.
Louisiana law requires lawyers to represent their clients competently and diligently. The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct mandate that lawyers who take on the responsibility of representing a client do so reasonably and in keeping with the applicable standards of the legal profession. If a lawyer fails to meet these standards and causes damage because of this failing, his or her client may have a claim of legal malpractice.
Louisiana law requires that accountants provide competent advice and services to their clients. Accountants, or other financial advisors, who fail to meet the applicable standards of their profession when advising their clients, may be liable for damages caused by their malpractice.
Professional malpractice claims, whether against attorneys, accountants, doctors, or other professionals, are often complex, require expert testimony, expensive, and relatively difficult to prove. Because of these realities, the experienced attorneys at WPTC are selective regarding the professional malpractice cases they take.