Medical Malpractice Attorney

ABPLA Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving All of Louisiana

We understand that suffering and injury or loss at the hands of a trusted doctor, nurse or other medical professional is the last thing you ever expect when seeking treatment. At the offices of J. Antonio Tramontana – Attorney at Law, we also know how hard it can be to even consider pursuing a lawsuit against that professional. In hard times such as these, we do our best to help you understand that this legal claim is not about who you are suing – it is about you and making sure you are taking all steps possible to right the wrong you suffered.

"As a registered nurse and attorney, I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Tramontana on difficult medical malpractice cases."

– Kimberly Lafleur

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Medical Mistakes

When you visit the hospital you expect to receive the best care available. That isn't always what you get. If you have ben hurt in a hospital, we can help.

Birth Injuries

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Defective Drugs

When a drug is defective the consequences can be disastrous or even fatal. If a drug is prescribed carelessly, the doctor or manufacturer responsible is putting the patient at risk of serious harm.

Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical devices are capable of killing patients if they fail. Even in cases where a defective medical device isn’t fatal, the damage suffered by the patient can be life-changing.

What is Considered to be a Medical Malpractice?

A large part of our medical malpractice cases involve hospital negligence claims. There are many great hospitals near Monroe, and throughout Louisiana. But sometimes the doctors and professionals in these hospitals cause an injury to or wrongful death of a patient. These doctors, known as hospitalists, are not your primary care doctors, but are instead the doctors employed by the hospitals in which they work.

These cases also often include errors made in the Emergency Department of the hospital. Very often you will find doctors working in the Emergency department, practicing front line emergency medicine, who were never formally trained in emergency medicine, but instead were trained in other areas of medicine, such as family medicine. These physicians are usually not employed by the hospital in which they work, and instead are employed by outside corporations.

When a doctor in the hospital is the cause of injury or death, we quickly must determine who is responsible for that doctor’s actions. In many instances, it is the hospital itself. In others, it is a faceless corporation. While you may also have the opportunity to pursue a claim against the negligent staff member, your greatest chance at success in obtaining a fair financial recovery may come through the hospital claim or a claim against an unknown corporation.

Handling a Variety of Healthcare Malpractice Claims

In addition to hospital malpractice cases, our Monroe law firm also handles a litany of claims arising out of other instances of medical mistakes and medical negligence:

Why work with our Ouachita Parish law firm?

For more than three decades, attorney Tramontana has focused on assisting individuals who lost loved ones or who were hurt through negligent medical care. Over these years, Tony’s reputation for being the lawyer to call if you have a med mal or medical neglect question has grown across the state and the industry. Tony has also spoken about aspects of medical law to Judges at a state wide judicial conference.

Additionally, Tony has honed his ability to pursue medical malpractice cases to the greatest extent of the law. In Louisiana, the law states clearly that damages in med mal claims are to be no higher than $500,000, exclusive of legal interest, past medical expenses and in some cases future medical care. Being very knowledgeable with this law, Tony has executed several cases beyond the $500,000 limit. This first-hand experience is invaluable when it comes time for us to evaluate the merits of a new claim.
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