What Is Medical Malpractice in Georgia?

According to O.C.G.A. section 51-1-27 “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.”

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.

The Mabrey Firm, P.C. aggressively investigates and pursues cases involving medical professionals who make mistakes that cause injury or death to a patient. We’ve fought aggressively to obtain millions in verdicts and settlements for people injured by things such as this.

Medical malpractice can result in the following for an injured patient:

  • Significant medical expenses
  • Economic losses
  • A lifetime of pain and suffering
  • Death

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:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • 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.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia

It is essential to understand the Statute of Limitations for medical malpractice cases in Georgia. The Statute of Limitations is a legal time limit that dictates how long a victim has to file a medical malpractice lawsuit from the date of the injury or the date it was discovered. In Georgia, the Statute of Limitations for medical malpractice cases is generally two years from the date of the injury or death.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as:

  • When the victim is a minor
  • When the victim is mentally incapacitated
  • When the medical provider fraudulently concealed the injury

It is crucial to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate your case. Waiting too long can limit your ability to recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of the legal process and fight for the justice you deserve.

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

Our medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience pursuing cases against medical practice groups, individual doctors, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and nursing homes.

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.

Medical Malpractice

When you or a loved one has suffered severe harm as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, or other personal injury, The Mabrey Firm is always ready and prepared to step in.

Medical Malpractice

The Mabrey Firm, P.C. aggressively investigates and pursues cases involving medical professionals who make mistakes that cause injury or death to a patient.

Birth Injuries

Our Atlanta birth injury lawyers at The Mabrey Firm can thoroughly investigate how your child’s birth injury occurred and who was responsible for it.

Surgical Errors

We will stand up against the medical professional or institution who caused your injury and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Anesthesia Errors

Our team is dedicated to helping patients who have been harmed by anesthesia errors receive the compensation they deserve.

Medication Errors

If you suffered an injury or illness as a result of a medication error, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages.

Medical Misdiagnosis

If you or a loved one has been injured or fallen ill as a result of medical negligence, don’t hesitate to call our Atlanta medical misdiagnosis lawyers.

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If you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, look no further than The Mabrey Firm. With over 30 years of experience, our team of experienced trial attorneys believe in fighting for the people.

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