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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.