There are four main areas that medical malpractice encompasses. They include:
If you were a victim of misdiagnosis, you likely already know that something like this can result in a nearly fatal accident. We commonly see heart attacks, lumps in the body, infections, and embolisms get misdiagnosed, which can all be very serious.
The unfortunate truth is that when you are injured during surgery, it is typically because someone on the surgery team made an error. These errors can range from serious to catastrophic. There have been incidences of wrong operations performed, wrong body parts performed on, and anesthesia errors; all of these are extremely serious mistakes.
We see errors with pharmacies quite often, as well. You are likely trusting your pharmacist or drug manufacturer to give you the right medication and the right dosage. Sometimes they mix up what they are supposed to give you. Sometimes your doctor sends over the wrong prescription. Sometimes there is a medication side effect that you were not educated about. All of these creates liability issues for those involved. You can get seriously harmed from these mistakes.
Lastly, the United States of America tragically has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world as of 2019. This is due to a number of reasons. Malpractice happens in the prenatal stage, labor and delivery, and the post-partum stage. This can affect both the mother and baby. To win these kinds of cases, your lawyer would be responsible for proving the negligence of the medical professional.
With any personal injury case that we deal with, there is always going to be a given amount of time in which you are permitted to bring your case to civil court. Medical malpractice is no different. In Georgia, you are allowed two years from the date of your incident. This statute does vary from regular personal injury cases because medical malpractice is complicated.
If you suffered something like the wrong dose of medication, you may not discover that for some time. For cases like that, which require a certain amount of discovery, your two year statute of limitations begins on the date that you discover (or should have discovered) that there was medical malpractice.
While two years may seem like a while, in the legal world that time can go by so fast. A lot of time gets eaten up trying to get these insurance companies to cooperate. The sooner you can get to a lawyer to help you build your case, the better off you will be with a greater chance of a successful outcome.
Our Augusta medical malpractice lawyers take these cases very seriously. You need to focus on your well being and getting better. While we understand that you may be hesitant to trust another medical professional, seeking medical attention is necessary.
We work to recover your medical bills and lost wages, as well as any pain or suffering. If you haven’t been able to live a normal life following your medical malpractice case, we will help you recover for that. We know how to take your case all the way to trial ,if we have to, and we are eager to help you get the fullest and fairest compensation award.
Please do not hesitate to call our office today to set up a free, initial consultation. We want to help you get the compensation that you deserve.