You may be reluctant to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor or other health care provider, because you feel that they did not do it on purpose. That may be true, but if a caregiver acted negligently and caused further injury, they should be held accountable.
Georgia medical malpractice laws are in place to protect you from harm and hold doctors, hospitals and other caregivers accountable for their actions. If you suffered any injury or worsened condition due to a medical mistake, Atlanta medical malpractice attorney Laurie S. Robbins will help you get started with your claim.
In order to prove your claim, you must establish that you had an established relationship with your doctor and that you suffered an injury to some degree as a result of negligent behavior. They may not have done something on purpose, but they may have failed to meet a recognized standard of care that put you at risk.
Some common medical mistakes that can lead to a malpractice case include:
- Misdiagnoses or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Other complications
Doctors and hospitals are required to carry medical malpractice insurance to cover the costs of claims filed against them. Their insurance companies are armed with the best lawyers available in order to pay as little as possible on those claims. You need someone on your side, familiar with Georgia laws to help you establish you case. To get started on your claim, please contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at Robbins Law, PC today.