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 Nelson & Hammons specializes in medical malpractice litigation and has championed the rights of victims of medical malpractice for over thirty years. With its office in Shreveport and Lafayette, Nelson & Hammons remains committed to quality medical care for its clients and their families as well as obtaining just compensation for those patients who have been seriously injured as a result of substandard medical care. With three attorneys focusing on the handling of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and related matters, Nelson & Hammons is uniquely positioned to effectively and thoroughly investigate and prosecute such cases.

Nelson & Hammons was formed in 1977 by Sydney B. Nelson and John L. Hammons. The firm is located in a three-story building one (1) block from the courthouse in Shreveport . Members of the firm are active in professional and civic activities and all participate in continuing legal education seminars pertaining to their fields of practice.

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Physician Negligence
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence


Few Louisiana law firms have devoted their resources and expertise to the investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice cases, as has Nelson & Hammons. With in-house registered nursing and medical technician expertise and professional relationships with multiple physicians around the United States, Nelson & Hammons has uniquely positioned itself to handle claims of malpractice victims. While many lawyers "advertise" medical malpractice, few, if any, have emphasized this area of practice, as has Nelson & Hammons. For more information or to be considered for representation, click here to contact us with your information.