We regularly place our lives in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. When that trust is violated, the results can be devastating to you and your family. Unfortunately, medical errors occur all too often in our country, leading to life-altering injuries that could easily have been avoided. These injuries frequently force you and your family to face a variety of financial, emotional, and medical hardships that may last for years. Fortunately, you are not alone. The Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at Robbins & Associates, PC is here to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time.
It is important to remember that you have rights, and our attorney is prepared to fight aggressively to protect those rights so that you can receive the compensation necessary to move on with your life. Let us focus on the details of your case so that you can direct all of your time and energy to getting better.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide treatment commensurate with the accepted standards established by the medical field, resulting in injury to the patient. A variety of parties can be held responsible for negligence in medical malpractice claims, including:
- Medical technicians
- Hospital staffmembers
Often, injuries resulting from medical malpractice are catastrophic, requiring additional medical treatment, long term care, and a lifetime of complications. In severe cases, these errors can result in wrongful death.
Medical Malpractice claims include but are not limited to:
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Surgical errors
- Defective orthopedic implants
- Medication errors
- Emergency room errors
A Complex Area of Law
Medical malpractice claims are highly complex and require the assistance of an attorney with a great deal of experience in this area of law. Your lawyer will need to be able to evaluate medical records and interview expert witnesses in order to prove negligence. Also, if there were multiple medical professionals involved in your treatment, your lawyer will need to be able to determine the appropriate parties to hold accountable for your injuries. These cases often take a great deal of time to prepare, so it is important that you act quickly to give our attorney as much time as possible to gather evidence before filing deadlines approach.
When you meet with a medical malpractice attorney at Robbins & Associates, PC, bring as much documentation as you can, including medical records, correspondence, forms, photos and any applicable notes. Your attorney will discuss the case with you and help determine the best course of action.
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If you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please contact one of our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.