Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Nationally Recognized Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers
When individuals and families seek medical care, they place their trust
in the doctor’s ability to provide proper and competent medical
care. Despite enjoying some of the most advanced medical care in the world,
it is estimated that there are approximately 200,000 deaths each year
in the United States due to medical errors. Some put the estimates even
higher - at over 400,000 per year. In either case, the take away is the
same: doctors are not infallible; they can make mistakes; and sometimes
the mistakes either could have or should have been prevented.
Though doctors cannot guarantee results for their patients, they are legally
required to meet the minimum standards of care. How is a physician's
standard of care legally assessed? Generally speaking, this is the question
that is asked: Would another reasonably competent doctor in the same circumstances
have done the same thing? When physicians commit medical malpractice it
can change the lives of individuals and families forever.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death
because of medical negligence, contact the experienced medical malpractice
attorneys at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. in Atlanta to help.
Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
more than six decades of combined experience, the
Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. are as qualified as they come. From the
very beginning, our main priority has been to care for individuals and
families who have suffered injuries at the hands of another. In the context
of medical malpractice, our investigative team can help uncover evidence
of professional misconduct.
- Common types of medical malpractice claims include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper procedure
- Medication errors
- Nursing errors
- Obstetrics errors
- Prescription errors
- Radiological errors
- Surgical errors
How do file a medical malpractice claim?
In order to file a medical malpractice claim in Georgia, the patient will
need to prove: (1) the healthcare provider owed a duty of care inherent
in the doctor-patient relationship; (2) the healthcare provider breached
the duty by failing to exercise the requisite degree of skill and care;
(3) the breach was a direct cause of the harm; and (4) damages. If the
medical negligence context, the healthcare provider would either have
committed a negligent act or failed to perform an act in a manner that
fell below the accepted standard of care employed by the medical profession
generally. In Georgia, an affidavit of a licensed professional, competent
to testify, which specifically sets forth at least one negligent act or
omission claimed to exist and the factual basis for such claim must be
attached to a complaint for medical malpractice.
Because of the initial pleading requirements and the sometimes voluminous
medical records that must be obtained and reviewed, it is imperative that
you act quickly if you suspect your medical provider committed malpractice.
At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., our initial consultation is free, please
do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. Our attorneys will give
you an honest evaluation of your case.
Call (888) 425-6070
to get the process started.