Our professional liability practice group defends against errors and omissions claims brought against a broad spectrum of professionals including architects, engineers, financial consultants, broker-dealers, physicians, attorneys, insurance agents and land surveyors. Our clients also depend on us to provide analyses of coverage issues and direct representation in coverage and bad faith litigation.
Our senior lawyers have long represented attorneys and law firms both at their direct request upon referral by and for insurers. Our lawyers speak at malpractice seminars and serve as expert witnesses in malpractice litigation.
Architects and Engineers
We are general counsel to one of the region’s largest architectural and design firms, whose projects span the country. Our attorneys have an extensive and specialized practice in defending design professionals in both courts and arbitration tribunals where construction and design claims arise.
Insurance Agents and Brokers
Our professional liability attorneys regularly represent insurance agents and brokers in professional liability claims arising from the placement of coverage, servicing of policies and other related issues. They also represent agents and brokers in administrative and regulatory matters before the Louisiana Department of Insurance.
Healthcare providers that offer proper medical care often find themselves on the wrong side of a lawsuit when a patient experiences an adverse event during the course of treatment. Our firm handles both the administrative and civil aspects of medical malpractice claims, including the nuances of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act and the Medical Review Panel process. Our attorneys represent physicians, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other independent and living facilities throughout the state, and are seasoned at handling claims involving breach of the standard of care, medical misdiagnosis, an unforeseeable medical event or a known but undisclosed risk of harm.
L & A has significant experience handling nursing home litigation, including cases involving acute and specialty care as well as State and Federal audits of independent and assisted living facilities. In addition to malpractice claims that fall within the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act, we also actively defend claims involving patient neglect and mistreatment, failure to supervise, premises liability, and general negligence. We have also assisted clients in State and Federal audits and other regulatory processes.
Our firm’s medical malpractice group also handles litigation involving pharmacists and pharmacies arising out of mis-prescription, negligence and dereliction of duty claims. Our attorneys routinely counsel clients on the Code of Ethics governing pharmacists. They understand the legal and fiduciary obligations placed on pharmacists and pharmacies through the various regulatory, administrative and legal governance, and are capable of handling all aspects of this type of case.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing registered representatives, registered investment advisers and other financial advisory professionals in both litigation and regulatory matters arising out of alleged sales practices violations, improper investment advice, securities fraud and similar issues. They regularly represent such professionals in customer disputes across the country in FINRA arbitration, state and federal courts and AAA arbitration. They also provide advice and representation to such professionals in regulatory inquiries, cause exams and other investigations conducted by FINRA, the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other related entities
Certified Public Accountants
Sexual misconduct claims are matters of particular public interest and often garner media and other scrutiny. Our firm defends individuals, companies, religious groups, insurers and others against sexual abuse and misconduct claims arising in employment, educational, religious organization, and other contexts. We also counsel clients on employment practices, personnel matters, reporting requirements and compliance with applicable laws and regulations in this area. We have specific experience with insurance policies and coverage issues pertinent to such claims.