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Advocates... Advisors... Attorneys at Law

Chip & Sarah have over 40 years experience advocating in the field of Medical Malpractice

Effective advocacy in law is difficult to do well. It requires intelligence, experience, and knowledge of the law and the judicial system. However, it also requires passion, creativity, organization and a lot of hard work. As personal injury attorneys, we have earned the trust of our clients over decades of handling civil litigation. We would like to earn yours as well. Give us a call if we can help you. Wagar Hickman advocating for their clients daily to ensure the best outcomes in the legal field of Medical Malpractice Read More About Us
Nelson Chip Wagar has been selected to Super Lawyer 11 years straight in the field of Personal Injury Chip Wagar is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his Verdicts & Settlement amounts in Personal Injury Wagar Hickman is was appoint a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates for his work in Medical Malpractice Sarah Hickman is a Personal Injury Attorney with decades of experience  CHIP  WAGAR Chip has 40 years experience in trial advocacy, and practices in multiple states. A lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he represents both defendants and plaintiffs in serious personal injury and casualty litigation, primarily in medical malpractice and product liability cases. Chip was recognized nationally in defense of a Fortune 500 company in a multi-million dollar products liability case in federal court in Baton Rouge.  SARAH WAGAR HICKMAN Sarah has been a practicing trial attorney since 2014. Her passion to help those in need guides her practice today. For her outstanding work in the Medical Malpractice arena, she was recognized by the American Institute of Legal Advocates as a Rising Star in personal injury and has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as the Top 40 under 40. Sarah Hickman was awarded Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers Association for her work in Medical Negligence Sarah Hickman was awarded Rising Star in 2019 for her work in the Personal Injury field More About Chip Wagar More About Sarah Wagar Hickman "Absolutely the best firm and lawyers I have had the privilege of dealing with. These guys changed my life and helped me tremendously. First class all the way. I highly recommend them for your legal needs." The reviews Chip Wagar and Sarah Hickman have garnered in their representation of individual and corporate clients is also a matter of record and is something about which we are most proud because, after all, there is no higher praise for a lawyer than a satisfied client. See Our Testimonials TESTIMONIALS After winning a recent landmark verdict in a case, one of our clients had this to say about his experience: Wagar Hickman has recovered tens of millions of dollars for Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence in the Greater New Orleans area DOZENS HELPED THROUGH  OUR  ADVOCACY Representation of individual and corporate clients is a matter of record as there is no higher praise for a lawyer than a satisfied client. $24,166,000 TOTAL RECOVERED FUNDS FOR OUR CLIENTS We have a track record of success, often achieving settlements and early resolution for our clients with maximum efficiency and speed. *

Advocates... Advisors... Attorneys at Law

As personal injury attorneys, effective advocacy in law is difficult to do well. It requires intelligence, experience, and knowledge of the law and the judicial system. But it also requires passion, creativity, analytical skills, organization, tenacity and a lot of hard work.

We practice personal injury law, specifically medical malpractice, products liability and commercial litigation in the Greater New Orleans & Northshore areas of Louisiana. We have earned the trust of our clients over decades of handling civil litigation. We would like to earn yours as well. Give us a call if we can help you.

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Personal Injury Attorneys

Serving the Great New Orleans & Northshore areas of Louisiana in the field of personal injury: medical malpractice, product liability and commercial litigation

In relation to verdicts & settlements over $1 million, general damage awards in personal injury cases are capped by law at $500,000.

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Multiple perforations of the colon during gynecological surgery.

$800,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death after gastroesophageal surgery.

$950,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Permanent injury to larynx and loss of voice after surgery.

$435,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Amputation of leg after vascular surgery.

$1,250,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death of unborn, full-term child.

$75,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death after gastroesophageal surgery.

$350,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death failure to monitor after esophageal biopsy.

$240,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Coma, then permanent injury due to post-surgical misdiagnosis.

$1,300,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Injury due to Pelvic Mesh.

$1,200,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful Confinement of Patient by Hospital.

$150,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Verdict

Wrongful Death of a Child Due to Failure to Prescribe Correct Medication

$8,000,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Failure To Obtain Informed Consent And Breach Of Standard Of Care

$510,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Failure To Diagnose Cuboid Fracture

$200,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Failure to Diagnose Glioblastoma

$35,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Brain damage and subsequent wrongful death of a nursing home patient due to misdiagnosis.

$1,100,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Death of patient from UTI/Kidney Stone Surgery

$300,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death of a young woman after a misdiagnosis of preeclampsia.

$500,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Cut sciatic nerve during trans-urethral sling surgery.

$600,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Permanent paralysis after misdiagnosis, delayed surgery.

$2,725,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful death, elderly patient after anesthesia.

$375,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Verdict

Injury Due to Medication Reaction Cause by Known Allergy.

$1,220,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Eye Injury after Blepharoplasty at VA.

$166,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Death of patient due to aspiration while unconscious.

$210,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Payment Of Future Medical Costs

$225,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Wrongful Death Of Child Due To Misdiagnosis

$300,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Failed Pain Pump Placement with Epidural Hematoma.

$450,000*

Wagar Hickman specializes in Personal Injury Law, particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice in the cities of New Orleans & Mandeville
Settlement

Death of patient due to misdiagnosed pneumonia and delayed treatment

$500,000*

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