What Is Medical Malpractice in Georgia?
“A person professing to practice surgery or the administering of medicine for compensation must bring to the exercise of his profession a reasonable degree of care and skill. Any injury resulting from a want of such care and skill shall be a tort for which a recovery may be had.”
O.C.G.A. section 51-1-27
This means a malpractice case can be as simple as a wound being improperly bandaged that leads to an infection or as catastrophic as a wrong limb amputation. However, malpractice cases do not have to be catastrophic to be claimed. They must only show that you were injured by a lack of care received by a medical practitioner.
Medical malpractice can result in the following for an injured patient:
- Significant medical expenses
- Economic losses
- A lifetime of pain and suffering
We've fought aggressively to obtain millions in verdicts and settlements for people injured by things such as this.
Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice
When a patient receives improper healthcare, their very lives are at risk. That’s why it’s important to identify the most common types of medical malpractice before they occur. When you’re aware of the different kinds of medical malpractice, you’re more likely to notice them early on.
With that in mind, the most common types of medical malpractice are:
- Medication Errors
- Anesthetic Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Birth Injuries
How Can I Prove Emotional Distress in a Medical Malpractice Case?
If you have suffered emotional distress due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to monetary compensation! To prove your emotional distress, you will likely need to provide examples of your distress and how it is impeding your ability to live a normal life. Emotional distress can be demonstrated by one of the following factors: lack of sleep, anxiety, fear and more. Those closest to you, including your loved ones, will be a key element in proving your emotional distress. Proving emotional distress can be a complicated and difficult process. It is essential to seek out an experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta to help guide you through the process of receiving compensation.
When Should I Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
It's important to act fast to recover the compensation you deserve. In the state of Georgia, your medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years from the initial date of the incident. Historically, claims that are made closer to the incident date have a higher chance of succeeding in a court of law. Regardless of your injury or your medical malpractice situation, time is of the essence.
Complex Medical Cases Require Experienced Lawyers
We have successfully handled cases including:
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition
- Medication errors
- Surgical mishaps
- Misreading of x-rays and lab results related to treatment.
Our cases have involved not only deaths, but also debilitating injuries such as:
Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for You
In order to successfully prove your case, medical malpractice claims must be verified by a medical expert. The job of these experts is to prove that your medical practitioner was negligent in how he or she handled your medical situation. The medical expert that speaks in court on your behalf is vital to your claim's success. This is why you should turn to The Mabrey Firm for your medical malpractice claim. Our decades of experience in the medical legal field enables us to retain the most qualified medical expert for your situation. We partner with trusted medical experts across the country to ensure that your claim has the strongest possible chance of succeeding in court.
Attorney John Mabrey is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, a distinction that places him in a select few among medical malpractice attorneys throughout the entire state of Georgia. Attorney Carla Mabrey previously represented physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies before dedicating her practice to the representation of victims of medical negligence.
More than 30 years of experience has armed us with extensive knowledge of medical issues and solid understanding of the laws that govern these cases. This, in turn, has empowered us to consistently obtain significant results for our clients.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a medical provider’s negligence, contact The Mabrey Firm today for your free case evaluation. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are ready to assist you.