New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney
Sadly, medical services designed to help patients often put them in worse condition than before the treatment. When a medical facility’s negligence causes you or a loved one harm, working with a lawyer is one of the best ways to hold them accountable. At our New Orleans area law office, Glenn McGovern handles cases of medical malpractice involving doctors, hospitals and other medical facilities.
Mr. McGovern is known for success in challenging cases, even cases that other attorneys have refused to take. His success has earned him great respect among his peers. He is AV rated* under Martindale Hubbell’s peer rating system as well as being a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only group for lawyers with jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars.
Every person and every situation is different. Medical malpractice can take many forms:
- Failure to diagnose or treat cancer
- Surgical error
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injury
- Wrongful death
- Use of defective medical devices
Surgical Error Lawsuits
Catheters or other medical equipment that is left in the body during surgery are often very clear signs of a surgeon’s negligence. But there are other signs as well. When a post-operative infection is undiagnosed or untreated, when a surgery is done in error, or when it is performed on the wrong body part, take action by calling a lawyer as soon as possible.
MRSA Infection Lawsuits
When staff members aren’t trained properly, when medical and community facilities aren’t kept clean, serious illness and injury can occur due to MRSA infections. MRSA — Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus — infection is caused by a special type of “staph” bacteria. MRSA is responsible for an estimated120,000 infections in the United States each year.
These infections can cause especially serious problems, and even fatalities, in the elderly, children or people who have weakened immune systems. MRSA causes serious forms of pneumonia, painful abscesses that require surgical draining and life-threatening bone and bloodstream infections.
If you think that you or a loved one may have become the victim of medical malpractice, like surgical errors or MRSA infections due to hospital negligence, contact Glenn C. McGovern by calling our law office at 800-721-3992.
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Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.