Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims 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. Fortunately, the hard work of an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney can help prevent families from collapsing under this pressure.
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
Still have questions? Contacting an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney can help you determine if your injury or harm is a valid claim for compensation.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Recover in a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
A victim of medical malpractice may be entitled to recover damages under Georgia law, including:
- Compensation for economic damages may cover past and future medical expenses, as well as income you have lost or will lose in the years to come due to the negligent act or omission that caused your injuries.
- Damages that are not economic - Such as pain and suffering - are compensation for intangible harm that you have endured. Pain and suffering damages can be recovered both in the present and in the future.
How Can You Prove a Case of Medical Malpractice?
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.
Contact Medical Negligence Attorneys Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC Today For a Free Consultation
You can trust that our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys will devote the time and care needed to help you obtain justice if we handle your case. Several respected organizations, including Martindale-Hubbell® and The National Trial Lawyers Association, have recognized our ethics and skill in litigation.
We have also received numerous accolades for the attorneys on our team, including:
- Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
- Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Named as Fortune Magazine's "Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States"
- Selection for Georgia's Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association
We have achieved tangible results for our clients through our legal team's commitment and combined 75+ years of experience, providing them and their loved ones with peace of mind when they already have a lot on their plates. No matter what your situation or opposition, our Atlanta personal injury law firm stands ready to assist you.
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.
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We apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.
We have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.
Our attorneys are nationally recognized for providing exceptional service and obtaining outstanding results.
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