Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
60+ Years of Experience. $200+ Million Recovered for Injured Patients.
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. Call (888) 426-6070 today.
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 I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
In order to file a medical malpractice claim in Georgia, the patient will
need to prove the following:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship between the plaintiff and defendant
- The defendant failed to meet the standard of care expected from a physician
of the same training and experience
- Their failure directly caused the patient injury or harm
- The patient's injury led to losses and damages that require financial
In the medical negligence context, the healthcare provider would either
have committed a negligent act or failed to perform in a manner that met
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. Essentially, you need a doctor to testify on
your behalf that a mistake did occur. 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 so we can present
your options and help you take the next step.
Call (888) 425-6070 to get the process started.