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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.

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With 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
  • Misdiagnosis
  • 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.