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Frequently Asked Questions

Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider deviates from the medical standard of care in their treatment of a patient, causing injury or death to the patient.

Medical malpractice is a major problem in Louisiana. Statistics show that entering a hospital as a Medicaid patient carries a one-in-four chance of injury or death due to medical error. In addition, Louisiana consistently ranks in the bottom five in healthcare quality and public health compared to other states.

Medical malpractice in Louisiana can result in injury, death, and financial damages. However, Louisiana has the harshest, most restrictive medical malpractice laws in the United States, which limits the amount of damages that can be awarded against a hospital, nursing home or healthcare provider to a maximum of $100,000, regardless of the severity of the injury or death.
Louisiana has one of the harshest medical malpractice laws in the United States, with a one-year statute of limitations and a cap on damages for healthcare providers at $100,000. This is in contrast to most other states, which allow at least two years to file a lawsuit and do not have caps on most damages.

Medical malpractice in Louisiana can occur in various forms, such as nursing home neglect, medication errors, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. In addition, Louisiana hospitals and healthcare providers have a history of paying their executives high salaries while underpaying staff and having poor healthcare outcomes.

The Patient Rights Advocacy Forum is not a referral site to attorneys specializing in medical malpractice claims for victims. When that day comes, for you, with your help, we will change Louisiana’s draconian medical malpractice laws to fully and fairly compensate victims of medical malpractice. To learn more about what you can do to help yourself and other victims seek justice.

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