2019 Top Attorneys: Law Office of Gia Kosmitis
Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Neglect
Gia Kosmitis has represented victims of nursing home neglect, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice for over 30 years. Kosmitis and her legal team have handled more successful claims against long term care corporations than any other law firm in Louisiana. We have a team of local doctors, nurses, therapists and other health care providers that are dedicated to improving patient care and standing up for victims of abuse and neglect.
“Our law office is dedicated to improving health care in our community and throughout Louisiana,” said Kosmitis, a Shreveport native who graduated from C.E. Byrd High School and went on to LSU and LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
“Corporations that own nursing home are making millions of dollars in profits while they are not providing basic care and failing to provide sufficient numbers of staff to meet the needs of their patients. We not only work to help victims and their families to fully recover,” Kosmitis said. “But we work to protect their rights and seek justice against corporations that seek to place profits over people.”
“Louisiana ranks the worst in nursing home care in the United States because there is little enforcement against these ill practices,” she adds. Kosmitis Law Office has battled against corporate lawyers all over the country and obtained judgement and settlements for the nursing homes’ abuse and neglect for all her clients. “I have a team that doesn’t give up,” Kosmitis said.
Kosmitis hired Shelly Hebert RN as part of her team back in 1999. Hebert has passion, knowledge and experience making her an integral part of the office. Hebert earned a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from Northwestern State University and a Master’s of Science in health care services management from Loyola University of New Orleans. She has been a registered nurse for 26 years and has national certifications in rehabilitation nursing and legal nurse consulting, and is also a fully trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) forensic nurse.
Having a nurse on staff in their law office allows them to serve their clients better and offers more reward for clients. They feel it is important that only valid claims be brought into the courtroom. “I love discerning the truth and helping others,” said Hebert. “I get to be an advocate of the truth. I love that serving as a consultant allows me to read and utilize my critical thinking. Through doing these things, I get to have an influence on health care in this community and hopefully improve both care and the patients understanding.”
Kosmitis and Hebert have both appeared before the Louisiana Legislature advocating for the rights of patients and seeking better nurse staffing ratios in these facilities. “The problem is that there are not enough nurses in these nursing homes and it’s not because there isn’t enough money,” Kosmitis said.
Kosmitis, Hebert and the staff of the Law Office of Gia Kosmitis APLC are dedicated to serving their clients and are ready to help anyone who may have experienced neglect or abuse. “Our clients are not just a name or another case. Our clients become part of our mission to help improve health care in Louisiana.”