Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or health care provider carelessly or intentionally injures a patient through negligence. In a malpractice suit, the following parties could be liable:
- Hospital or other medical facilities
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- A doctor or other licensed medical practitioners
Proving a medical malpractice case requires an in-depth knowledge of medicine and law to establish a link between your injuries or illness and the healthcare provider. A Kennesaw medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate this highly complex area of the law and present your case clearly and compellingly.
Your Lawyer Can Tell You If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Despite preventative measures taken to protect the safety of patients, medical errors are surprisingly common. According to the BMJ, findings from a study suggest medical errors are the third greatest cause of death in America, surpassed only by heart disease and cancer.
While some cases are relatively straightforward to establish, in others, a patient’s injury or illness may not become apparent until later on. Further, the medical provider or facility may not disclose mistakes made.
Due to the complexity of these types of cases, it can be beneficial to work with a medical malpractice attorney to help you navigate the legal process, especially if you are recovering from your injuries at the same time. Having an advocate working with Kennesaw negligence victims representing your best interests can help reduce stress. This is because we provide support and reassurance throughout the litigation procedure.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Kennesaw, call (404) 888-8888
Compensation Available in a Medical Malpractice Injury Case
People file medical negligence claims for injuries or illnesses caused or aggravated further by mistakes made before, during, or after treatment. Like most states, O.C.G.A. § 15-13-1 imposes a cap on certain kinds of financial damages.
For non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or permanent scarring, to name but a few, there is a $350,000 limit on compensation. There is no limit on how much compensation is available to cover economic damages, such as:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Lost future earnings if your injuries or illness affect your employment
- Other economic losses associated with the injuries
Whatever the nature of your injuries, our attorneys work tirelessly to investigate your malpractice claim to ensure all negligent parties are held accountable.
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What Is Required to Prove a Medical Malpractice Case?
Per Georgia law, two elements are required to prove medical malpractice. Firstly, you or your lawyer will need to demonstrate the medical professional or care facility failed to meet the appropriate standard of care. You will then need to establish a link between your injuries and the negligence in the level of care you received (or failed to receive).
As such, we have helped our clients recover compensation in cases involving:
- Surgery errors
- Anesthesiologist, doctor, nurse, and health care specialist errors
- Medication errors
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Staph infections and gangrene
- Failure to follow medical directives and wills
- Wrongful death cases
Other common types of medical malpractice where a lawsuit may be necessary include:
- Failure to diagnose, or delayed diagnosis
- Unnecessary surgery
- Failing to order the proper tests
- Misreading, overlooking, or failing to act on laboratory test results
- Failing to take appropriate patient history or disregarding patient history
- Premature discharge
- Poor patient follow up or aftercare
While it is impossible to list every scenario here, any form of medical negligence is unacceptable. If you suspect medical malpractice or negligence caused your injury or condition, we are here to provide advice and support at this difficult time.
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No-Win, No-Fee Legal Representation
We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis to further support our clients, so you do not have to worry about legal fees. We finance the cost of investigating, building, and representing your case, and our fees and expenses are then paid from your settlement or verdict.
You Must Comply with Time Limits in Medical Negligence Claims
Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, the general statute of limitations for a medical malpractice or negligence case is two years. The exact time frame applies for a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of malpractice causing the loss of a loved one. However, some exceptions can either lengthen or shorten the time allowed to file your case in certain situations.
For example, exceptions that could lengthen the deadline can apply to cases where harm to the patient does not manifest right away. However, under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-72, the lawsuit must be brought within one year after the error is discovered if a foreign object was found in a patient’s body.
Failing to meet these strict deadlines will likely mean you forfeit your right to seek compensation altogether.
Your Recovery and Well-Being Is Our Top Priority
The team of no-win, no fee medical malpractice attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are committed to providing a client-focused service that puts your needs first. We approach every case in Kennesaw with compassion, integrity, and the determination to fight for the compensation you deserve – even in the toughest cases.
Take heart in our past clients’ reviews:
“[My attorney]… was thorough and professional in her questions. She also made me feel at ease. I am very pleased with her performance.” – Karen P.
“They kept me informed and worked hard for what I needed to get my life back on track. Hopefully I never need them again, but if life happens and I do, this will be a company I continue to work with.” – Aquarius
“Bader Scott Injury Lawyers have been an excellent resource for my family and I as we navigate through our current legal processes. Staff is professional and knowledgeable… directly catered to our needs in an effective and promptly manner. I recommend this firm to all my friends and family.” – Maria O.
Call Our Firm Serving Injured Georgians Today for Medical Malpractice Help
If you suffered from medical negligence, our legal team could help you. We understand the ordeal you have faced and want to help you get your life back on track. To learn about your legal options, call for a free consultation at (404) 888-8888.