Experienced Louisiana Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys Protect Healthcare Providers

Skilled firm defends doctors and medical facilities accused of negligence in the New Orleans area

Licensed healthcare providers accused of harming or even killing their patients often face a physically exhausting and emotionally devastating process to clear their names. The attorneys at Everitt & Latham, L.L.C. represent medical professionals in the New Orleans area and Louisiana in malpractice lawsuits. We take pride in our track record of mitigating the damage to our clients’ professional reputations as well as losses to their insurers. If you are a medical care provider charged with negligence, we provide a vigorous defense to secure your good name, your livelihood and your professional license.

Proven litigators defend against a range of claims

At Everitt & Latham, L.L.C., we have experience in medical malpractice defense across a broad spectrum of areas, including such frequently litigated matters as:

  • Birth injury
  • Failure to diagnose
    • Ignoring warning signs
    • Neglecting to order tests
    • Misreading test results
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription mistakes
    • Wrong medication
    • Wrong dosage
  • Failure to adhere to standards
  • Equipment misuse

If you or your medical facility is accused of failing to meet acceptable standards of care in any of these claims, you can rely on our diligent representation on your behalf.

Resourceful advocates offer the assistance you need

Medical malpractice cases require attorneys to have specific knowledge about both law and complex issues related to medical terminology, treatment, and technology. Our lawyers have established professional relationships with leading physicians, pharmacists and other medical experts who assist us in offering the staunch defense you require.

Our experienced Louisiana attorneys have worked with major insurers in complex litigation. As a result, our firm has defended a wide array of licensed medical specialties, including:

  • Emergency services
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Neonatology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology

We also defend dentists, dental surgeons, chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and many other licensed professionals against malpractice claims.

Knowledgeable advisers draw on vast experience

We have an extensive background defending medical professionals and facilities facing malpractice claims, including negotiating and arbitrating settlements, litigating trials and appeals, and representing physicians and nurses before state licensing boards. Our depth of knowledge often allows us to arrive at beneficial resolutions in a timely manner so that your practice of medicine can continue.

Contact a skilled Louisiana medical malpractice defense firm 

If you are a physician, nurse or other medical professional facing a medical malpractice suit in Louisiana, Everitt & Latham, L.L.C. is prepared to defend you and protect your professional reputation. Call us at 504-571-1901 or contact us online for a free consultation at our New Orleans office.

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Office Location

  • New Orleans Office


    8384 Jefferson Highway
    Suite 3
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70123