Skilled Monroe Lawyers Help Clients Fight Malpractice Claims

Experienced Louisiana attorneys provide robust professional liability defense representation

Professionals are held to a high standard and are sometimes exposed to potential legal liability when a client is unhappy. At Nelson, Zentner, Sartor & Snellings, LLC in Monroe, we understand even the most diligent professional can be accused of negligence or misconduct. We serve clients across North Louisiana in professional liability defense cases. These matters must be vigorously contested to ensure our clients’ legal rights are protected, and we are highly experienced at successfully resolving these issues through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, but are equally ready to litigate if necessary. Whether the accusation relates to a misdiagnosed medical condition, a conflict of interest or missing a deadline, we know how costly an adverse outcome can be, and how a defendant’s career and reputation might be at stake, so we will develop a strong and thorough strategy to protect your interests.

Who could be subject to a professional liability claim?

Professionals and business leaders operate in positions of trust and are required to perform their work ethically and in line with accepted practices. When clients, patients or customers believe the quality of work performed on their behalf included errors, omissions or negligence, professionals may find themselves accused of misconduct or malpractice. The consequences of a negative outcome can be stark, and having an attorney experienced in professional liability claims is integral to mounting an effective defense. We represent a diverse range of professionals accused of wrongdoing, including:

  • Hospitals and doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Architects
  • Accountants
  • Real estate professionals
  • Insurance agents
  • Engineers
  • Corporate directors and officers

We are highly experienced at combating professional liability claims and will build the strongest possible defense to counter the allegations.

What types of acts could constitute professional malpractice or negligence?

Generally, professionals face legal action against them when there is a perceived violation of a contractual obligation, or breach of a duty owed to the complainant. Once there is a professional relationship, a duty of care arises to act in accordance with accepted practices in the industry. If this duty is breached and the complainant suffers damages, the professional may be legally liable for any resulting harm. These claims must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as the smallest detail can make a huge difference, and we have a proven track record of achieving favorable results, both in court and before disciplinary boards.

Common medical malpractice claims

Our firm has extensive experience defending doctors, other medical professionals and hospitals against patient claims of medical malpractice. Some common claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical and anesthesia errors
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Prescription drug errors

No matter what claims are made, we understand what is at stake. Our firm consults with medical experts in order to bolster the defense against claims of malpractice so that you can keep your professional license in tact and continue treating patients.

Contact a dedicated Louisiana law firm today to schedule a consultation

At Nelson, Zentner, Sartor & Snellings, LLC, we assess legal problems from every possible angle and represent professionals throughout North Louisiana in many types of professional liability defense cases, including those involving medical malpractice. Please call 318-388-4454 or contact us online at our Monroe office to discuss the allegations against you.