How Do I Report Medical Malpractice?
You can report a complaint of medical malpractice to the Georgia Composite Medical Board. This board is responsible for regulating and disciplining doctors and many other medical professionals. You may have the basis to file for a complaint to the board if you believe your doctor has violated the Medical Practice Act and acted in an unprofessional way. You may fill out their form online or send it in by mail. Click here to find out how to file a consumer complaint.
Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Yes. You can file a suit against medical care professionals for medical negligence. The state of Georgia requires that a patient must prove that the medical professional committed “gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.” Since these may be difficult to prove, speaking with a medical malpractice attorney to handle the claim is almost certainly your best option.
When Should I Sue for Medical Malpractice
The statute of limitations in the state of Georgia is two years. You must file a claim for your injuries within two years of your injury being discovered or the death of a patient.
When is it Considered Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice may occur in a variety of ways, some of which include the following situations:
- Improper hospital care leading to injuries
- Surgical errors
- Failure to treat
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
Have you or a loved one suffered injury as a result of medical malpractice? Contact The Mabrey Firm today to discuss your case.