We trust in medical professionals to help us get better after an injury or illness. These professionals are trained and tested by major organizations to follow proper procedures to help heal the human body. What happens in medical malpractice is these professionals will go against their teachings and will make a decision on their patient that will make the illness, or injury worse, and in many cases even create more injuries to the human body. This is neglect. Although we have the most respect for medical professionals and their dedication to helping heal in the communities they serve – it’s important we hold them to a standard they were asked to live by. Sadly, some decisions have resulted in the wrongful deaths of their patients. Although we recognize that these doctors aren’t out to kill, we see the importance of protecting life by helping the families get the compensation they deserve for the poor decisions made by the medical professional they trusted.
For some of you there might be strong feelings of guilt going after a doctor for medical malpractice. This is understandable because these professionals work extremely hard to get where they’re at today. It’s important to recognize that you or your company pays a significant amount to have health insurance. Even on top of the health insurance there’s a possibility you’re still paying a good amount for their services. Even if you’re not paying for your insurance these doctors are heavily compensated so it’s important they live up to the standard they were tested on. Even then we understand that medical professionals make mistakes. We’re sympathetic with them because we’re humans, and error will always exist. However, how many people should die before a doctor gets it right? Our wrongful death lawyers are ready to talk if you think you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice.
How to Know You Were a Victim of Medical Malpractice
If you trusted a medical professional to make your body get better but it ended up making things get worse there’s a good possibility you’re a victim of medical malpractice. Losing trust in our medical professionals is a hard experience for anyone. We get it. This is why we’re willing to talk if you’ve been a victim of this type of abuse. Not all medical malpractice cases are wrongful death cases.
Why should you call a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you’re like most people, you need the help of a Medical Negligence attorney in Georgia to assist with the filing of a legal claim against someone who has caused you injury. Medical negligence, also known as malpractice occurs when a medical professional does not follow standard and accepted medical procedures and such failure results in injury to a patient.
While most medical malpractice cases involve doctors’ negligence, other medical professionals are also held to professional standards of care within their fields: paramedics, nurses, nursing aides, dentists, physical therapists, medical technicians, and even a hospital or nursing facility. Personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia such as medical malpractice lawyers can fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
You Can Receive Compensation for Out of Pocket Expenses such as Medical Bills, Loss of Earnings, and Pain and Suffering.
Here are some sample medical malpractice law suits:
- A surgical sponge is left in a patient during surgery resulting in years of pain, anxiety, and depression.
- High risk mother is left alone for 12 hours during labor; child is stuck in birth canal for 20 minutes and suffers brain damage.
- Wrong anesthesia is given, resulting in organ failure.
- Failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, appendicitis, or any other medical conditions resulting in harm to the patient.
What do You do if You Think that You have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Consult with The Millar Law Firm Georgia lawyers today. It is imperative that you do not wait. The State of Georgia has laws placing a time limit on filing your case. If you don’t file within the mandated time limit, you are forever barred from filing your case. If your case is barred, this means that you will not be able to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, loss of earnings (present and future), disability, and pain and suffering.
During your free consultation, explain your illness or injury. What were the circumstances? What happened? When did it happen? Request copies of your medical records from all medical offices and the hospital. (While doctors’ offices and hospitals must provide you with a copy of your records, there may be a copying fee. This is normal.)
This consultation is always free and there is no commitment. After the consultation, you decide how you would like to proceed with your case. Call the The Millar Law Firm accident and injury attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia now. For your convenience, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A lawyer is usually available to speak with you within minutes, even at night or on the weekends. Call now.