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Be it a routine examination or a life-saving operation, we put our trust in doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals to treat us with the utmost care and caution. As a healthcare provider, they have a responsibility to keep their patients safe throughout the treatment process.
They hold such an important and respected position in society that it is natural to enter medical situations without a doubt we’ll be receiving adequate care — but healthcare professionals are not immune to mistakes and careless work.
Negligence is, unfortunately, common throughout our nation’s healthcare facilities. Sometimes, it results in serious complications and long-term health consequences.
If you have been hurt or poorly cared for by a medical professional, you may have legal reasons to pursue compensation for your suffering. Unfortunately, the medical malpractice claims process is especially overwhelming and confusing.
Reach out to the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for knowledgeable guidance through every step of your malpractice claim. You can call us today at (833) 254-2923 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case review and learn how our experienced team of personal injury attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
People typically make a visit to medical providers when their health is in a vulnerable state, entrusting their doctors and nurses to treat their bodies with care and attention. Sometimes, mistakes are made, though, and these visits end poorly, with the patient suffering further damage to their health or the progression of their extant condition.
Medical malpractice incidents happen more often than you may think — these errors cost the United States over ten billion dollars a year, with the average medical malpractice payout in Georgia coming close to half a million dollars in recent years.
Any medical error can dramatically impact someone’s quality of life. An incision error in a surgery can leave a patient permanently disabled.
Misreading information on a patient’s forms can lead to an incorrect prescription and subsequent health problems. Failing to provide an accurate diagnosis for a time-sensitive illness could be a matter of life or death.
No medical professional intends for these serious outcomes, but on very unfortunate occasions, they can happen.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may have legal options to obtain compensation for your losses. With medical malpractice being one of the most complex areas of personal injury law, having an experienced lawyer by your side can make all the difference in the success of your claim.
The CEO Lawyer team is well-versed in Georgia’s laws and legal processes related to medical negligence. Let us fight for your best interest by investigating your case and building a strong claim for compensation.
Victims of medical malpractice can seek compensation for a variety of damages, the most common ones include:
Medical malpractice claims tend to fall under three main categories of error: treatment-related, surgery-related, and diagnosis-related. Here are some common incidents resulting in these types of personal injury claims.
About one-third of all filed malpractice claims are attributed to patients experiencing a substandard diagnosis process. An accurate and timely diagnosis can prevent life-threatening conditions, especially time-sensitive and progressive diseases like cancer, from ruining a person’s life.
A delayed or incorrect diagnosis can result in patients receiving the wrong treatment or failing to get vital treatment, which can lead to the progression of serious conditions. A mistake as simple as mislabeling a lab test can hinder a patient’s diagnosis experience and lead to serious life-or-death consequences.
A mistake with a patient’s prescription can have severe consequences, from an allergic reaction to even fatal adverse interactions in some cases. This type of error can stem from accidentally prescribing the wrong type of medicine to failing to recognize potentially dangerous allergic reactions or drug interactions.
Although there are many medical professionals in the operating room during surgery, mistakes, unfortunately, still happen. A variety of unsettling malpractice incidents have occurred in surgeries, from operating on the wrong part of the body to performing surgery on the wrong patient to leaving tools and gauze inside of the patient.
Although modern medicine has made the baby delivery process much safer in recent decades, tragic injuries and damages still occur during childbirth. Consequences can occur because of substandard prenatal care, failure to identify fetal distress, neglect to perform a c-section when necessary, mishandling the baby after childbirth, and improper use of force or tools in attempts to remove the baby during the delivery process.
Medical malpractice is an especially complex and tricky area of personal injury law. Here is some guidance on questions that frequently arise during the claims process:
A statute of limitations refers to a time frame during which someone can initiate legal action after a specific event, including personal injuries, breaches of contract, and medical errors. After the statute of limitations expires, anyone affected by the incident no longer has the right to pursue legal action related to the incident.
Some severe incidents and crimes, such as murder, do not have a statute of limitations.
As with most laws, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice varies by jurisdiction and can differ based on circumstances around the malpractice case. In most cases, the statute of limitations is 2 years for medical malpractice incidents that occur in Georgia.
Unfortunately, neglect is all too common among our nation’s assisted living care facilities. Negligence occurs when nursing staff members fail to meet the standard of care they are legally obligated to uphold.
Such treatment can include failing to care for wounds and bedsores, neglecting to change a resident’s clothes, not providing adequate food and water, or failing to ensure safe and clean conditions.
Though these are all forms of negligence, not all are considered medical malpractice and may fall under a different area of law. If you or a loved one has been mistreated by a nursing home or assisted living facility, consult with an attorney to determine your claim options.
In the context of healthcare, informed consent is a legal and ethical idea that refers to a patient’s right to be fully aware of the benefits, risks, and alternatives to a specific medical treatment — such as medications and surgeries — before undergoing that treatment.
Medical professionals are obligated to obtain the patient’s full informed consent before proceeding with treatment. This precaution is designed to ensure that patients retain their ability to make fully informed decisions with full agency.
Patients have the right to revoke consent at any stage of the treatment process. If a patient is deemed legally incompetent — or, in other words, unable to provide consent due to their condition or mental capacity — a guardian or surrogate may be able to give consent on their behalf.
Failure to obtain informed consent or proving misleading or incorrect information can be a form of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice incidents can lead to frustrating and devastating long-term effects. The burdensome health problems and injuries life naturally brings can be stressful enough, but when your conditions are made worse by poor or negligent medical care, the emotional and financial distress can feel too much to bear.
Our team at the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm understands how frustrating and hurtful these situations can be. We have experience handling medical malpractice cases throughout the Sandy Springs community and the larger Georgia area.
Our knowledge, guidance, and dedication will give you a better chance of securing the compensation you deserve for your mistreatment. With us in your corner, you can rest easy knowing your rights and best interests are being advocated for.
If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional, contact the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm when you call (833) 254-2923 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options.
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To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.