File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Atlanta, GA
Physicians and other hospital staff are all held to a standard of care, meaning they are expected to exercise a certain amount of caution and attention in their job duties, whether it's giving a diagnosis or performing a surgery. Any blatant failure to adhere to this standard of care is considered negligence. Medical malpractice describes instances in which such negligence leads to injury. Any patient who has been harmed in a medical negligence incident is entitled to pursue compensation through a lawsuit.
Medical malpractice claim cases can be complex affairs and your run-of-the-mill personal injury attorney may not be able to handle them, at least sufficiently. If you are planning to file a claim, you will need an experienced attorney who has both the knowledge and the resources to take on hospitals and their insurance companies. At Grant Law Office, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have a reputation for success acquired over many years of hard work and passionate practice. Call us toll-free at (866) 249-5513 for a free, comprehensive consultation.
What are the Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
Medical negligence can take on many forms. The possibility of negligence leading to harm is not restricted to any specific medical procedure. A patient may become the victim of medical negligence and not even know it until years down the line when the consequences of the treating physician's negligence are made apparent. The more common types of medical negligence include the following:
- Improper use of anesthesia
- Neglectful use of X-ray
- Birth injury
- Wrong prescription
- Surgical tools left inside patient
How Can I Prove My Suit?
First and foremost, you should seek the assistance of a qualified attorney. He or she will try to establish the following in order to prove the validity of your claim:
- The defendant (physician, other hospital staff) owed a duty or care to the victim. All physicians are expected to uphold a standard of care, as mentioned before.
- The defendant failed to exercise this standard of care.
- The patient suffered harm as a direct consequence.
- The patient suffered various damages, both economic and non-economic.
What Damages May I Recover in my Medical Malpractice Claim?
A victim may seek compensation for economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost work wages, and other expenses incurred from the injury (assisted living, medical equipment, etc.). He or she may also pursue recompense for the future costs of persistent medical care. An attorney can help establish the extent of a victim's injuries and their costs with the help of medical and economic professionals.
Additionally, a victim may acquire non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of life's enjoyment, and other less concrete effects of the injury.
Helping You Get the Settlement You Deserve
Over recent years, the effective Georgia attorneys at Grant Law Office have acquired settlement amounts numbering in the millions for satisfied clients in multiple cases. Clearly, winning a legal dispute even against the most powerful entities is far from impossible, as long as you have reliable legal representation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your claim case.
Recent Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements
- $5 Million, present value settlement - Failure to treat shunt malfunction.
- $3 Million - Failure to diagnose meningitis and brain infection.
- $2.2 Million partial settlement/Additional confidential settlement with Hospital - Neurosurgeon/hospital malpractice resulting in paralysis.
- $1.25 Million - Failure to respond to medical emergency in intensive care unit.
- $1.2 Million - Pregnancy diagnosis error.
- $250,000 Verdict - Wrongful death/failure to diagnose heart attack.
- Confidential Settlement - Wrongful death.
- Confidential Settlement - Psychiatric/wrongful death.
- Confidential Settlement - Medical malpractice caused client to develop diabetic ketoacidosis and die.
- Confidential Settlement - Medical malpractice resulting in DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
- Confidential Settlement - Pharmacy error/medical negligence.
- Confidential Settlement for minor - Negligent injury during birth/medical malpractice.
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer/medical malpractice action against prominent HMO.
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