Get Counsel For Medical Malpractice Or Surgical Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered negative effects because of a medical error or wrongly performed surgery, you need to seek qualified counsel to recover compensation. Downs Law Firm would like to help you. We have helped thousands of clients in Monroe, Bastrop and throughout northeast Louisiana recover maximum compensation for their medical malpractice damages.
Medical Malpractice Is A Leading Cause Of Death
Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults and children are injured or die as a direct result of medical errors. According to at least one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOC), medical malpractice is reportedly the third leading cause of death among Americans.
The report, entitled “To err is human,” which was issued by the IOM’s Quality of Health Care in America Project, describes two studies that attribute up to 100,000 deaths per year to medical mistakes.
According to published statistics:
- 12,000 deaths per year are due to unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 deaths per year are due to medication errors in hospitals
- 20,000 deaths per year are due to other errors in hospitals
- 80,000 deaths per year are due to infections in hospitals
- 106,000 deaths per year are due to the negative effects of drugs
Get A Lawyer’s Counsel. Get A Free Consultation Today.
No one in Louisiana should have to suffer or lose a loved one to medical malpractice or a surgical error. At Downs Law Firm in Bastrop and Monroe, we provide free consultations where we will offer guidance for your case. We serve the northeast Louisiana region and also practice in Mississippi and Arkansas. To schedule your appointment, call 318-284-8551 or send the firm an email.