Outstanding Representation For The Seriously Injured In Personal Injury And Medical Malpractice Law
Clients of attorney Thomas B. Calvert expect and require thoughtful representation. They have often suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other serious injuries through a variety of scenarios. He devotes much time and effort to his clients’ case outcomes.
About Louisiana’s Challenging Personal Injury Laws
Louisiana’s residents are generally passionate about the benefits of living in this state. The warm climate, the great food and the well-regarded New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival are a few examples of why many residents would not live anywhere else. However, when people suffer serious injuries in car wrecks or end up with neurological impairments because of surgical errors, they often face the harsh realities of Louisiana law and how it tends to protect defendants. Here are some examples of ways the defendants have the upper hand:
- Almost all medical malpractice claims must be submitted to a medical review panel prior to filing a lawsuit. The panel is composed of three physicians, selected by a statutorily mandated process. Over 90 percent of medical review panels rule in favor of the health care provider.
- If you lose the medical review panel, you may still file a lawsuit. However, there are many procedural obstacles when this path is selected, and most plaintiffs do not have an opportunity to bring their case to trial before a judge or jury.
- In a medical malpractice claim, all damages are limited to $500,000, exclusive of medical bills and related benefits as defined by the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.
- Generally, Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. However, the statute for a medical malpractice claim is based upon the Louisiana Revised Statutes (LA Rev Stat § 9:5628) and its intersection with the Medical Malpractice Act.
Mr. Calvert is a diligent and determined plaintiff’s lawyer with nearly 40 years of legal experience. A relentless researcher in each case, he understands how to apply the statutorily mandated burden of proof for his client. Tom’s honesty and laser-beam focus on civil litigation are beneficial assets in complex and challenging cases.
Discover Why Clients Choose Thomas B. Calvert
Mr. Calvert’s approach has led to successful case outcomes for many clients throughout his decades of law practice. He focuses on the facts and knows the law. Tom uses his knowledge to serve his clients rather than to maximize his own earnings. He builds trust through long-term relationships with clients that are not simply transactional.
Time is of the essence after a car accident, surgical error or other type of serious physical injury. Get answers to your questions. Call Thomas B. Calvert in Metairie at 504-273-7674 or complete an inquiry form.