Medical Malpractice Legal Help in Georgia
Medical Malpractice occurs when a person sustains an injury or death due to Negligent Care by a Medical Professional or medical institution.
If you suffer harm that could have been avoided under normal standards of care, then you may have a valid case for seeking injury compensation.
You may have to prove that the medical professional was “grossly negligent,” so contact The Brown Firm and we’ll put our legal and medical experience to work for you.
- Birth injuries – injuries to the child and mother during the birthing process, such as broken bones, brain damage, and even cerebral palsy.
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose – incorrect treatment that results in harm to the patient, or a failure to treat a condition in time. Emergency room errors are a common cause.
- Medication Errors – this is the most common form of medical malpractice. A doctor may prescribe the wrong drug, hospital staff may give an incorrect dosage, or a pharmacist may dispense the wrong medication.
- Surgical Errors – examples include operating on the wrong part of the body, making mistakes that cause loss of a bodily function or even paralysis, or not providing adequate care after surgery. Inadequate care after surgery can also lead to post-operative infections.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
Trying to file a medical malpractice case on your own can be nearly impossible. It will take the talents of an experienced medical malpractice attorney if you want to win your case and obtain the compensation that you deserve.
In order to prove a medical professional was negligent it will be up to your Medical Malpractice Attorney to prove the following:
- The medical professional owed the injured person a certain standard of care.
- The duty of care was breached.
- The patient was injured as a result of this breach.
- The patient suffered significant damages, such as pain and suffering, lost wages or medical expenses due to the injuries that were sustained.
Understanding Georgia's Statue of Limitations
The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of injury suffered. In Georgia, the general statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years; however, there are rare exceptions that can either extend or shorten a patient’s time limit for filing a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations for Medical Malpractice in Georgia falls into one of two categories:
- Medical malpractice claims following a “failure to diagnose” may be given a limited extension by the court, depending on the facts of the claim. In these cases, the two-year time limit begins on the date the injury was realized.
- Medical malpractice claims resulting from an injury must be filed within two years from the date of the injury
Receive Compensation for Your Medical Malpractice Injuries
If you suffered an injury and believe it was due to a medical malpractice error, you could be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- Lost Wages
- Medical Bills
- Home Health Care
- Physical Therapy
We all rely on medical professionals to make us well, so when their actions lead to a worsening our condition, or further injury, they should be held fully liable for the damage they inflicted.
Contact Georgia's Premier Medical Malpractice Attorney
At The Brown Firm, we represent people who have been injured as a result of others’ negligence, including victims of medical malpractice.
Our expert lawyers have many years of experience dealing with Medical Malpractice cases throughout the state of Georgia.
We understand that each and every client has specific goals, like seeking proper medical treatment or being compensated for time missed from work.
Our superior customer service is backed by a staff that truly cares about you, and an attorney who has the gratitude, understanding, and compassion for your specific circumstances.
Are you the victim of Medical Malpractice? Contact one of our top-rated Medical Negligence Attorneys in Savannah, Atlanta, or Athens to determine if you are eligible for compensation.