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Nelson W Wagar III

Metairie Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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  1. How long do malpractice cases tend to take

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Nelson W Wagar III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David Ian Schoen
    4 lawyer answers

    If you're talking about legal malpractice against a lawyer who made unwelcome sexual advances, in Louisiana it typically takes at least 18 months from filing of lawsuit to trial, but can take longer or less time, depending on a number of factors. Another approach offering much quicker resolution would be to make a complaint to the Louisiana State Bar Association. This would not involve money damages to you, but may result in disciplinary action against the lawyer.

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  2. Do I need to secure a malpractice attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Adam L Rothenberg
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Nelson W Wagar III
    4. David Brian Snyder
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    I concur with much of what has been said by these other contributing attorneys. I am a Louisiana medical malpractice lawyer. I would say that the resulting disfigurement, complications and disability would have to be very significant to warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit, even if malpractice actually occurred in your case.

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  3. Six years later,determined mesh improperly placed; multiple surgeries occurring to repair damage with possible further damages.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Josh P Tolin
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Nelson W Wagar III
    4 lawyer answers

    This issue in Louisiana is answered by the Louisiana Supreme Court's decision in Borel v Young, No. 07-C-0419 (La. 7/1/2008). We actually have two "statutes of limitation" pertaining to medical malpractice; a one-year and a three year statute. The doctrine in Louisiana is known as "prescription" but operates much the same way as statutes of limitation in other states. The one year time bar can be avoided by the so-called "discovery rule", which means that you have one year from the date you...

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