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Suing for Medical Negligence
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is complicated. To begin, you need considerable evidence regarding the medical care you received. This means that an attorney must obtain all your medical records and review them. Without this, there is no way to show that the treatment you received violated Georgia’s medical standard of care. You also must have evidence demonstrating that you suffered an injury. Without a clear injury, you cannot obtain compensation. You should speak with a medical malpractice attorney about what you need to establish a case and how to obtain the evidence.
Georgia also requires you to file an expert affidavit along with your lawsuit. You must be able to obtain an affidavit from a relevant medical expert who is qualified to testify in court under Georgia law. The expert must be able to provide testimony or other evidence that your provider committed at least one negligent act. Our medical neglect lawyers have handled many malpractice cases. We will explain the affidavit requirement and obtain the appropriate expert for your case.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
By filing a medical malpractice claim, you may pursue compensation for:
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
It can be difficult to calculate your damages after a harmful medical procedure, which is why it is always best to speak with a medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta, GA. We will thoroughly document your economic damages, including all the expenses you incurred and the compensation you lost. We will also evaluate your non-economic injuries, which include your physical pain and mental anguish. Through our years of experience and legal research, we can determine the potential value of your specific injuries beyond your medical bills and lost wages.
Medical care is often essential and life-saving. In turn, medical negligence may be deadly. One mistake during a surgical procedure could be fatal. If you recently lost a parent, spouse, or child and you believe it was because of inadequate medical care, contact an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options, which may result in a wrongful death claim.
After losing a loved one due to medical malpractice, we can explain how to obtain compensation, including:
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Loss of guidance and nurturing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of benefits
Time Limits for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
The medical malpractice statute of limitations is an important aspect of your claim. You must file your claim promptly. Otherwise, you lose your right to obtain compensation. Under Georgia law, unless you fit into an exception, you have two years from the date of your injury – or the date you discover your injury – to file a claim.
There are many situations during which you may not find out about your injury, and that it may have been the result of negligence, until years or months later. The clock does not start running on the statute of limitations until you discover or reasonably should have discovered your injury. However, Georgia law does set out an overall five-year deadline for medical malpractice lawsuits. This is known as the statute of repose.
Contact Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Atlanta, GA
It’s devastating to be injured by a medical provider or healthcare facility you trusted. To add to your trauma, you may now require more medical care. You may be left with a disfigurement or disability. Your medical provider’s negligent act may follow you through the rest of your life. You deserve to be compensated for the harms they caused.
At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we are here to listen to your story and to fight to hold the medical provider or facility responsible. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, gather evidence, and pursue compensation on your behalf. It will be our goal to make sure your story counts and that it doesn’t slip through the cracks.
We represent individuals throughout Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, and the rest of Georgia.