How To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case in Georgia
Medical Malpractice cases are usually sought by patients who were harmed or injured due to inadequate medical treatment or a mistaken diagnosis from a medical provider.
Many people think they may have a Medical Malpractice lawsuit if the doctor makes a mistake while you are being treated. However, there is a lot more to a Medical Malpractice case than a patient getting hurt.
The key factors involve showing or proving a doctor or other medical professional made and mistake and you were harmed by that mistake.
The majority of health care providers try to exercise the highest standard of care for all patients. Unfortunately, there are times when things can go incredibly wrong.
One of the types of medical malpractice that has led to many individual and class action lawsuits today involve the use of Opiod Painkillers and the doctors that prescribe them to patients.
If you or a loved one has experienced poor medical care, misdiagnosis, lack of consent or a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality that has resulted in injury or harm, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Usually, any malpractice case is a long and complicated legal matter because it is not always easy to prove.
Here are a few steps to take when dealing with Medical Malpractice:
Contact The Medical Professional Involved
Before you file a claim, contact the doctor or medical professional who was working with you to try and get an understanding of what may have gone wrong. Find out if it is something that can be fixed by the doctor. In many cases, the provider will try to correct a problem or provide a solution.
Contact Licensing Board
If you do not get the results you were looking for when contacting the medical professional, you may wish to contact the licensing board that governs medical licenses. The licensing board can provide you with guidance about the next steps you should take in dealing with your Medical Malpractice case.
Making A Claim
Keep in mind, when filing a claim, there is a time limit, or "Statute of Limitations", when dealing with Medical Malpractice cases. You risk waiving your rights to recover money for your injuries if you exceed the period that is allowed from when your injuries occurred.
If you have been injured due to what you believe was the negligence of a medical professional you should consider seeing another health care professional to file a certificate of merit.
This is to determine that the injuries you suffered were indeed a result of Medical Malpractice. Another physician can review your medical records and certify that the original health care provider deviated from accepted medical practices that resulted in your injuries.
Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney
Finding a qualified Medical Malpractice Attorney in Georgia will make all the difference between receiving compensation for your injuries and walking away with nothing. The Brown Firm has experienced Med-Mal attorneys who will be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and advise you on a course of action.
We all rely on medical professionals to make us well, so when their actions lead to harm or injury, they should be held fully liable for the damage they inflicted. At The Brown Firm, we represent people who have been injured as a result of others’ negligence, including victims of Medical Malpractice.
If you or a loved one is a victim of Medical Malpractice, contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Savannah, Atlanta, or Athens to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
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