Best Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta GA
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury that results from professional negligence. When someone is injured because of medical negligence, they will need to offer evidence to prove their claim in court.
At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we have helped hundreds of people get the fair compensation they are owed for their injuries. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, you are going to need an attorney to investigate your claim and gather evidence.
We will get to the root cause of your case and discover the necessary evidence to hold the negligent healthcare provider accountable. Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. Allow us to uncover the truth.
What Must You Prove for Medical Negligence?
As the plaintiff, you have the burden of proving your claim in court. The state of Georgia requires you to prove the following.
The healthcare professional owed a duty or standard of care to you.
The healthcare professional did not meet the duty of care.
The negligence of the healthcare provider caused your injury.
You suffered damages as a result of the healthcare provider’s negligence.
We know it may seem overwhelming right now thinking about the steps involved in proving your medical malpractice claim. Do not worry! We are here to help you through the process.
If you have been injured because a doctor or other healthcare provider was negligent, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. We will evaluate your case for free and give you feedback on what you may be owed by the plaintiff.
We Work With Medical Experts to Uncover Evidence
Medical malpractice is one of the most difficult personal injury cases to pursue, but do not let that deter you. Although these cases are difficult, our ample expertise on the subject ensures your claim is in the best of hands.
In the course of investigating a medical malpractice claim, we will consult with the medical staff and administrators of the hospital, doctor’s office, or medical care facility where you received negligent care. We will gather evidence to prove your claim.
What Damages Have You Suffered?
Multiple damages can occur due to medical negligence. Let’s explore these damages now, and we will go into further detail when you come in for your free case evaluation.
The cost of medical care since the injury and in the future
Loss of wages now and in the future
Physical and mental pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
In some cases, a medical malpractice victim may have the right to pursue punitive damages. The state of Georgia allows individuals to pursue punitive damages in a medical malpractice claim if any of the following are true of the defendant.
The defendant demonstrated willful misconduct.
The defendant showed malice.
The defendant committed fraud.
The defendant had a conscious indifference to the outcome.
The defendant caused opression to the plaintiff.
To be awarded punitive damages, you must prove the above with clear and convincing evidence. Some states cap the amount of non-economic damages a medical malpractice victim can receive. The state of Georgia does not.
If you have suffered damages because of a medical care provider and feel you can establish proof of negligence, we want to hear from you. You can reach our medical malpractice experts 24/7, so call us right away.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Georgia?
The state of Georgia has specific laws that state how long a victim has to file a medical malpractice claim. The law states the victim must file their lawsuit within two years of the date of the incident where they were injured.
Section 9-3-71 is offered as an over-arching deadline. If you did not discover your injury right away or it could not have been discovered immediately, you have five years from the date it occurred. This is called a statute of repose.
It is important to note that if you go beyond the statute of limitations in either scenario, your case will be barred in the state of Georgia. We advise you not to wait a moment longer to let your voice be heard!
We Must Hold Healthcare Providers Accountable!
Although most doctors adhere to the Hippocratic Oath, mistakes can happen, and doctors sometimes willfully provide inferior care to their patients. When injuries occur, victims must hold their negligent doctors responsible.
You may have the right to receive substantial financial compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim and the severity of your damages.
We will help you gather the evidence that is necessary to pursue your claim. We will negotiate with the insurance company and will not settle for less than you deserve by law.
Do not try to face the insurance company without our help. They will try to pay as little as possible or may even deny your claim entirely.
No medical malpractice victim should be forced to deal with the process of pursuing their claim without robust legal assistance. Do not hesitate to call us and learn how we can help you determine what you are owed.
Schedule Your Free Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation
At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we work tirelessly to help victims find their voices and stand up to those who have caused them damages. Doctors and other healthcare providers are not above the law.
If you are ready to stand up for your rights, call us right away. If we take your case and do not win, you will not owe us a dime. What have you got to lose?
Do not let the doctor get away with causing you injuries. If you don’t hold them accountable, they could injure someone else! Call us now to connect with our expert medical malpractice attorneys at Metro Atlanta Law Group.