Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice Claims in Georgia
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 in Atlanta at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC for help.
Experienced Representation for Victims of Medical Negligence
With more than six decades of combined experience, the Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC 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
Do I Have a Valid 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 compensation
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 & Lina, LLC, our initial consultation is free. Please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today at (888) 425-6070 so our medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta can present your options and help you take the next step.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Requiring Extensive Treatment $30 Million
Medical Negligence: Medical Malpractice $20 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $9 Million
Medical Malpractice: Traumatic Brain Injury $7.5 Million
Wrongful Death: Construction $7 Million
Catastrophic Brain Injury: Medical Negligence $6 Million
Medical Negligence: Wrongful Death Case $5.25 Million
Premises Liability: Wrongful Death Case $4.5 Million
Swimming Pool Accident / Drowning: Wrongful Death $4.5 Million
Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $4 Million
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