When we go to the doctor, it is typically because there is something going on that we need fixed. We trust our medical professionals to take care of us and make us feel better. If you have found this page, odds are you did not have a good experience with a medical professional. When you seek help for your health and end up in worse shape for it, you most likely are eligible for a medical malpractice case. We want to first and foremost express our sympathy that you have to go through this terrible time and encourage you to seek the compensation that you deserve. You can pursue compensation from the liable party’s insurance company for the injuries and damages that you have sustained. After you get to learn a little bit about your case, then please call our Atlanta medical malpractice attorney for a free initial consultation to see how we can help you get the best result possible.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitation
With any type of personal injury case, including medical malpractice cases, you need to abide by the statute of limitations that Georgia gives victims of these kinds of injuries. To succeed with your medical malpractice, you have to pay attention to how much time passes after your injury. Georgia allows for victims of medical malpractice two years from the date of their injury to bring their case or settle it in civil court. Sometimes, that doesn’t necessarily mean two years from the date of the incident that caused your injuries. Medical malpractice has some gray area for the statute of limitations because there are some incidents of medical malpractice that do not reveal themselves right away. For instance, if you have undergone surgery and have serious pain days or weeks after the surgery to find out that your surgeon left a tool in your body, then your statute of limitations would begin the day you discover there is a tool in your body and not the initial day of your surgery. Another example would be if you were given a prescription from your pharmacist, under the impression that it is the right medication you take it. Eventually you discover that you’re either not getting better, or you have unusual side effects that signify that you are not taking the right medication. Your statute of limitations begins when you discover the malpractice in this instance.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Have Successfully Handled
Medical malpractice is a sort of blanket term for a lot of different kind of incidents and accidents. We have handled a lot of different types of medical malpractice cases and encourage you to call our office if you or someone you loved has been a victim of any of the following types of medical malpractice cases. They include:
- A misdiagnosis case
- A surgical error case
- An anesthesia error case
- A medication error case
- A birth injury case
These are some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases that we have successfully handled in the past. There are subcategories of all of these cases such as amputation of the wrong body part under surgical errors, emergency room malpractice, and injuries to the brain arising from medical malpractice. These cases can be very complicated and leave you feeling confused about who is actually liable for your injuries and damages. Because of that, it is so important to hire a competent attorney early on so that they can successfully determine who you will be bringing your case against. It is not always very clear and you want to ensure that you will be pursuing the right person or entity. There are some cases where you could be bringing your case against the hospital as a whole, a specific doctor, or perhaps even a manufacturer of a medical product. Your Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer will be able to pin point who is responsible for your medical malpractice case.
Call Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent or malicious medical professional, then you deserve full and fair compensation. Atlanta medical malpractice Christopher Gunnels is here to help you get through this difficult time. We have successfully handled medical malpractice cases just like yours many times before and we want to help you get the best possible result from the liable party’s insurance company. Please do not hesitate to call our Atlanta office to set up your free initial consultation with our dedicated, supportive, and knowledgeable Atlanta medical malpractice attorney.