With any type of personal injury case, including medical malpractice, you need to make sure your claim is filed before your deadline runs out. The Georgia medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury. However, there are some grey areas when it comes to the statute of limitations due to some injuries not revealing themselves right away.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations | Claim Deadline
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.
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Georgia Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations | Types of Cases
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 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 lawyers will be able to pinpoint who is responsible for your medical malpractice case.