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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.

 

Medical Malpractice can come in many forms, including:

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  • 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 Statute of Limitations 

The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of injury suffered. For example, 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 or South Carolina 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.  

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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 and South Carolina.

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, GA, or Okatie, SC to determine if you are eligible for compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

What are Common Medical Malpractice Cases?

Most medical malpractice claims fall in the following tiers:

Misdiagnosis: The two, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis account for a vast majority of medical malpractice claims. Misdiagnosis cases are common when cancer is missed, or when a disease or chronic condition is misdiagnosed as a less severe one, and a patient’s condition declines in the meantime. If the patient would have received the proper care, serious harm, or death would have been prevented.

Failure to treat: This occurs when a doctor reaches the correct diagnosis but fails to deal with the condition according to standard care. These scenarios may seem fluky; however, they are often a result of overworked and understaffed hospitals pushing patients through too quickly. Similarly, it may also be malpractice if the doctor chooses the correct treatment but administers it improperly.

Surgical Errors: There are two leading causes associated with surgical errors: anesthesia errors and surgical mistakes. One and the other can cause permanent injury or death. Brain damage is a direct correlation related to anesthesia errors. Even the most minuscule oversight made by an anesthesiologist can cause permanent injury, brain damage, or even death.

A physician is required to assess the patient correctly before anesthesia is administered. The physician is required to note the individual characteristics and conditions.

They will also take the following information:

  • patient’s age
  • medical condition
  • past reactions
  • type of surgery
  • medication into account

Any negligence during the original assessment or while the patient goes under can end with mortifying results. Patients hold high expectations for the performance of surgeons, and foresee receiving flawless results. Surgical errors can easily contrast between a full recovery and a life accompanied by physical anguish.

Prescription Drug ErrorsPrescription Drug Errors happen if the doctor either writes an improper dosage on the prescription, or if the nurse administers the wrong amount, for example, if a drug that is known to cause birth defects is prescribed for a pregnant woman, or if a patient is prescribed two medications that have adverse synergistic effects. The treating doctor has performed below standard care.

Childbirth Injuries: Childbirth injuries are the most tragic because they can result in a lifetime of pain and grief.

These injuries typically constitute the following:

  • brain injuries
  • fractured bones
  • damage to the nerves.

 What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care provider where a treatment causes injury or death to a patient, mostly involving medical error.

 How Long Will it Take to Get my Settlement?

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits can vary a great deal when it comes to the length of time it will take to settle. 

First, it depends on how soon after the incident until you speak to an attorney and how long it takes to file your claim.

Second, the seriousness of the incident and the extent of the outcomes can cause the length of time to vary. In most cases, insurance companies will want to wait until the victim is completely healed from their injuries and they have all of the medical bills before settling. This is another reason speaking with an attorney is beneficial as they can set up a medical lien so that you do not have to pay your medical bills and then wait for reimbursement.

Finally, it depends on the size of the settlement and how backed up the courts are at the time. If you are willing to accept a smaller settlement, then your case can usually be resolved in a few weeks or months. If you are going after a larger settlement, it may take longer.

Also, if your case goes to trial, it can get pushed back even further due to courts usually being backed up with hundreds of cases waiting to be heard.

How Long Do I Have To File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

The statute of limitations is 2 years. Once your claim surpasses two years, your case cannot be filed.