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Whenever you go to a Georgia medical professional for consultation or treatment, it is expected that the doctor, nurse, or physician will treat you with the quality of service the medical profession demands. Medical Malpractice is a doctor’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician, surgeon, or any other medical professional would use under routine circumstances. No one goes to a health care professional so they can start a lawsuit. Lawsuits start because health care professionals make mistakes! When you are wronged, you deserve to be compensated. Call (678) 607-5550 to contact us about your litigation needs.
Negligent medical care generally results in significant medical expenses, lost wages and other significant economic losses. Of course, a person who has received negligent medical care is most often permanently injured and faces a lifetime of pain and suffering and mental anguish. Inevitably, the injured person’s spouse and the entire family are impacted. Whether the injured person is a husband, wife or child, the lives of other members of the family are inalterably changed and result in greater burdens for all family members.
People who have been the victim of medical malpractice are entitled to recover damages for past and future medical expenses as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. An award for pain and suffering includes not only the physical pain which the person has endured but also the mental anguish which accompanies that pain. Additionally, that individual has a right to recover economic costs such as the cost of changes to their home that are necessary and any new medical equipment that is needed due to a new disability. The spouse of the injured person may also have the right to recover for the loss of consortium or services and companionship of their spouse.
In the State of Georgia, as well as in other states across the country, medical malpractice suits are not only complicated but quite expensive to pursue. Most physicians usually have insurance companies who handle claims on their behalf. Insurance companies are known to be very aggressive in defending any claim lodged against medical facilities and physicians they insure. This often leads many such cases to litigation. Medical malpractice lawsuits in Georgia cannot commence until an affidavit from a physician is attached to the defendant’s complaint. Naturally, most physicians will be reluctant to provide evidence or testify against their fellow physicians in the same state where they practice. It will, therefore, be necessary to do a nationwide search for a qualified medical expert to testify for you. Such are some of the many hurdles you’ll encounter in a medical malpractice suit. Fortunately for you, we have a team of expert medical malpractice lawyers who’ll assist you in every step of the way to ensure that you get the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
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If you or a loved one are in need of consultation in regards to a potential medical malpractice claim, please contact The Fitzpatrick Firm and one of our Medical Malpractice attorneys will call you immediately.