Richardson, TX asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Louisiana

Q: I live in Louisiana, do I have to use a faulty medical device attorney in Louisiana?

In April of this year I had to have a stent placed in my left leg. They went through the right groin area to do the procedure. When it was complete they used a Angio seal closure device and it failed and pretty much destroyed my right femoral artery. After my fourth surgery I developed a large blood clot in my right leg and also have severe nerve damage. I can’t find anyone in La that handles this. I am in desperate need of help so that’s why I’m asking if I have to use a Louisiana attorney or if I can go outside of Louisiana.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Did you go through the La. Assn for Justice and ask if there were medical products attorneys? There used to be a number. Try those. If they say no, let me know. You can have outside cousnsel but then they'd want local counsel in many cases.

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Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: By your summary it seems to me that you may have both a medical negligence case and a product defect case. In the event the medical malpractice case is not sustainable, (my hunch given what you said about no LA attorney willing to take this on), and if the product defect was a cause of your injuries, you could seek to hire an attorney outside of Louisiana who is handling or has handled cases dealing with this product. You will always be better represented if the attorneys you hire are handling the same device defect.

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