When we go to a medical professional, we trust that we leave him/her in better condition than when we went in; sadly, however, that is not always the case. Due to rigorous work schedules with long hours and multiple patients being seen at once, doctors and other health care workers are going to make mistakes. The medical malpractice lawyers at Robbins Law, PC admire greatly the men and women who have devoted their lives to saving the lives of others, but when mistakes are made and people are harmed, it is our job to make sure those who erred are held accountable.
There are four main elements that must be successfully proven in a medical malpractice case.
- A duty must be owed to the injured person.
- The duty must be breached.
- The breach of duty must cause injury.
- There must be damages from the injury.
In the case of a death due to a medical mistake, a person would have to prove the (wrongful) death would not have occurred if the patient had some action performed (or not performed). Damages are very difficult to determine without the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered (or died) due to medical malpractice in Georgia, please contact the Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Robbins Law, PC today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.