DeKalb County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Serving Clients Throughout the Greater Atlanta Area
When a doctor, surgeon, or other licensed healthcare provider fails to completely perform their medical duties and causes injury to their patients, they can be sued for medical malpractice.
However, before a patient can collect compensation for their injuries, they will need to establish that the physician’s actions were negligent.
Contact us today if you or a loved one have experienced medical malpractice. We can fight for you!
How Do You Establish Negligence?
“Negligence,” in a medical malpractice case, means that the health care provider failed to do what other qualified medical professionals would have done under similar circumstances.
Medical malpractice cases require the following in order to establish negligence:
- The existence of a duty owed by the doctor to the plaintiff
- Proof that the accepted standard of care was deviated from by the health care professional
- A clear link between the health care professional's deviation from the standard of care and the patient's injury
To meet these standards, the plaintiff will need to present testimony from another medical expert who is qualified in the same area of medicine as the defendant. The plaintiff will also need to prove that they had a doctor-patient relationship with the person they are suing.
This means that the patient hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. The doctor-patient relationship is usually scrutinized in situations where the consulting physician doesn’t directly treat a patient.
What is the Most Common Reason for Malpractice?
A medical professional may make diagnostic mistakes or may cause injury or even death. Some of the common reasons for medical malpractice come about due to failure to perform certain duties. These may include:
- A delayed diagnosis
- Making a wrong diagnosis
- Performing surgery improperly
- Failing to look after the patient
- Failing to recognize complications
- Failing to diagnose a related disease
- Improperly administering anesthesia
- Failing to diagnose an unrelated disease
- Failing to exercise proper care during delivery
- Failing to provide the proper treatment needed
How Long Do Medical Malpractice Cases Take to Settle?
There is no allotted amount of time it takes for a medical malpractice case to settle. Faster is not always better. If you hire a medical malpractice attorney to represent your case, the claim will take longer. However, this is not always bad. The longer the process takes the better chance you may have of recovering compensation. On average, it takes around 12.5 months to resolve a medical malpractice claim, but depending on the case it may be a shorter period of time or longer.
What Are Some Common Medical Malpractice Cases?
We can help with the following types of cases:
- Birth Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Complications from Anesthesia
- ER Errors
- Failure to Detect Fetal Abnormalities
- Failure to Timely Diagnose & Treat Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Abnormality/Heart Attack
- Intubation Errors
- Medication Errors
- Obstetrical Malpractice
- Radiology Errors Like Misreading X-Rays, MRIs, or Ultrasounds
- Serious Injury & Permanent Disability
- Surgical Malpractice
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If you have been harmed during a medical procedure or visit, you might be entitled to damages for medical malpractice. Our attorneys at Robert James Trial Attorney have the skills and experience that you need to handle your medical malpractice case. Let us put our 25 yearsof legal experience to work for you.
Contact our DeKalb County medical malpractice lawyer to learn how we can assist with your case.