Professional Liability

The attorneys at Blackwell & Associates frequently handle legal malpractice and medical malpractice cases. 

 

Legal Malpractice

A legal malpractice lawsuit is based on an allegation that a lawyer negligently performed legal services on behalf of a client in a claim or legal matter. At Blackwell & Associates, our attorneys are experienced legal malpractice lawyers who work hard to resolve complicated matters.


When an attorney is charged with malpractice, the charges usually stem from a lawyer mishandling a case in some fashion. Common causes include missing a statute of limitation, failing to properly advise a client about the details of a settlement, failing to prosecute a case and having it dismissed, and conflicts of interest between the lawyer and the client.


If the lawyer's error caused the client harm, a lawsuit or claim is often filed to recover damages. As legal malpractice attorneys serving the entire state of Louisiana, we vigorously prosecute these cases. We analyze the merits of each claim, evaluate the underlying facts and law, and develop a strategy.


If you have been working with another attorney and the case has been mishandled, please call us for a free initial consultation and analysis of your situation. We will be glad to help you with effective representation.

 

Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence, also referred to as medical malpractice, is a broad term used to describe any treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on the part of a health care provider that causes harm to a patient. While not every mistake constitutes malpractice, there may be a claim for malpractice where a health care provider’s negligence or lack of care causes injury or death.
Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Diagnosing a condition incorrectly and pursuing the wrong treatment
  • Failure to diagnose an illness
  • Failure to order necessary tests or evaluate their results
  • Failure to perform medical procedures in a competent manner
  • Misuse of prescription drugs

Medical malpractice cases are not limited to physicians and surgeons, but may involve any health care provider, including chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists, inhalation therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists, dental assistants, paramedics, or ambulance drivers. Healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes may also be held liable in medical malpractice cases.

 

If you believe that you or a loved one were injured as the result of medical malpractice, contact us today for a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Find out how we can be of assistance to you. We handle medical malpractice cases throughout Louisiana on a contingent fee basis, so there is no fee unless there is a recovery.