Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Atlanta GA

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Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Montlick and Associates know that people who are injured because of a mistake made by a doctor, hospital or other health care professional often experience injuries that have a profound impact on their quality of life. Our Atlanta malpractice attorneys are committed to helping patients who receive substandard medical care obtain compensation for these harmful effects. Because medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law, we have provided this blog to demystify some of these issues and answer key questions. While understandably most people would prefer to assume that they can trust that a medical professional will provide high quality care consistent with the health care provider's degree of expertise, experience and training, there are hundreds of thousands of people every year who suffer injury caused by substandard medical care.

If you have suffered serious injury or medical complications because of missed or delayed diagnosis, botched surgical procedure, improper administration of anesthesia or other practice that is not consistent with acceptable medical standards and procedures, we invite you to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. Those with questions about medical malpractice are free to contact us regardless of the time of day, any day of the week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Alternatively, injured patients also can contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Medical Malpractice and Unnecessary Surgical Procedures

April 16, 2017

We rely on our doctors to give us expert advice that will help to improve or maintain our health and cure our ailments. We put a great deal of trust into the medical professionals who treat us because their decisions can quite literally be life or death for us in many cases. So what happens when your doctor decides that you need surgery, and you undergo a difficult and painful procedure, at great expense to you, and then find out that it might have been entirely unnecessary? Is this grounds for a medical malpractice case? It could be.

Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia

April 09, 2017

Medical malpractice cases arise when patients are injured as the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional who was treating that patient. These cases occur when a doctor fails to diagnose a patient properly, provides the wrong treatment, when patients are not properly warned of the known dangers and risks of a procedure that they have opted to undergo and others. While there are generalities that apply to medical malpractice cases anywhere in the country, there are certain aspects of the law that are state specific. NOTE: This blog article will generally discuss statutes of limitations as they apply to Georgia medical malpractice cases.  The information contained below is for general discussion only.  Therefore, you should not rely on this information and should you have any questions, we strongly encourage you to contact one of our attorneys.

Why Did A 4-Year-Old Boy Die at The Dentist?

March 27, 2017

A routine dental procedure took the life of a 4-year-old boy in Washington State last week. The boy's mother wants to know what happened. According to, the boy was on the autism spectrum. His mother took him to a dentist in Vancouver that specializes in treating child patients who suffer from various developmental disabilities. The autopsy and toxicology reports will not be completed for some time. Meanwhile, the heartbroken family waits for answers.

Child Breaks Skull After Falling Out Of Nurse's Arms

March 26, 2017

A young Canadian mother has expressed interest in pursuing legal action against a nurse who dropped her child. The baby fell out of the nurse's arms while the nurse was feeding the child. However, the mother alleges that the nurse fell asleep while feeding the baby and dropped the child, resulting in the infant sustaining a fractured skull. The baby's mother wants answers as to how this could have happened.

Does Working Longer Hours Endanger Patients?

March 25, 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will allow first-year resident physicians to see patients 24 hours per day, for up to 80 hours per week starting July 1, 2017. In 2011, ACGME limited the number of hours a first-year resident could see patients to 16 hours per day. ACGME restricted the patient time to 16 hours out of a concern that fatigued trainee physicians would be mistake prone. ACGME now claims that the restrictions it imposed in 2011 made no significant contribution to patient care.

Controversial Stem Cell Procedure Robs Three Women Of Sight

March 24, 2017

Three older women were blinded shortly after undergoing a controversial stem cell replacement therapy designed to alleviate the symptoms of macular degeneration, according to the Miami Herald,. The three women, aged 72, 77, and 78 respectively, suffered varying degrees of blindness. Even after one year, the womens' vision had not returned. One was totally blind, and the others were left with 20/200 vision. The medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law want their clients in the Southeastern portion of the U.S. to be leery of controversial, unproven, and risky medical procedures.

Recent Deaths Underscore The Potential Dangers Of Cosmetic Surgery

March 22, 2017

A 25-year-old woman from Kansas City, MO died at a Miami-Dade cosmetic surgery clinic within the last week according to the Miami Herald. The woman traveled to the clinic to have a procedure known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift" performed on her. This woman is the second in a month to perish from complications due to cosmetic surgery in Miami-Dade County. She is also the second woman in a year to die after seeking cosmetic treatment at this particular treatment facility. While every surgery presents some risks, the Southeastern U.S. medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law advise their clients to thoroughly research the physician, the clinic, and the potential complications that could arise from cosmetic surgery.

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Medical Malpractice And Childbirth

March 21, 2017

The birth of a child can be a wonderful, exciting, and highly anticipated event in a person's life. The anticipation of the new arrival skyrockets as baby's due date approaches. Families conspire to shower the expectant mother with gifts designed to ease the financial burden of the newest addition. The parents eagerly await the child's arrival by assembling the gifts, making accommodations, and preparing for the big day. Usually, everything goes according to plan.

Why Medical Malpractice Cases Can Be So Complicated in Georgia

March 19, 2017

Medical malpractice cases in Georgia are very complex legal matters. The complexity stems from the rigorous requirements of Georgia law to state a claim for medical malpractice. A discussion about the level of complexity underscores the reason why people who were injured or sickened by medical malpractice or families of loved ones who died as a result of medical malpractice need the right lawyers on their side, fighting for their rights and the rights of their loved ones.

When Medical Treatment Leads to Injury: Georgia Medical Malpractice and Patient’s Rights

March 09, 2017

When we go to the doctor, we are looking to have our health monitored or improved. Unfortunately, sometimes medical professionals fail to diagnose or properly treat the conditions that their patients suffer from, leading to the patient's health actually being made worse rather than better. When a doctor or other medical professional's care performed in the same way as reasonable doctor would in the same situation, and harm occurs to the patient as a result, medical malpractice has occurred. Oftentimes, these cases involve treatment that was not proper, not properly administered, a failure on the doctor's part to diagnose a patient's condition, a failure to correctly diagnose the patient's condition, failure to properly warn patients of possible risks presented by a certain procedure.

Medical Malpractice - Premature Extubation Can Result in Catastrophic Injuries

February 23, 2017

Medical Malpractice - Premature Extubation Can Result in Catastrophic Injuries

The Associated Press recently reported that 92 year-old former-President George H. W. Bush had been extubated and was breathing on his own. Merriam-Webster's medical dictionary defines extubation as the reversal of intubation, a medical procedure during which a tube is place in the windpipe (trachea) for anesthesia and medication during surgery, (ii) gastric suction or (iii) assistance whenever a patient is undergoing diminished breathing capacity. In former President Bush's case, the tube, which was hooked up to a breathing machine, had been inserted because he'd developed pneumonia and was having difficulty breathing on his own.

Thirteen-Year-Old New Hampshire Girl Dies from Undetected Brain Tumor – Family Files Lawsuit

February 21, 2017

Advances in medical care have enabled thousands of patients to survive conditions that they would not otherwise overcome. The advances in diagnostic imaging have been particularly helpful for identifying internal problems that cannot be evaluated by looking at a patient or documenting that patient's subjective symptoms. While many people have doctors and hospitals to thank for saving their lives, there are many people out there who have suffered at the expense of medical care that has fallen short.

Report Indicates a Failure to Report Fatal Hospital Infections in Georgia

December 05, 2016

A Medical Malpractice Attorneys Review Report Indicating a Failure to Report Fatal Hospital Infections in Georgia

While many people are aware that surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and birth injuries are forms of medical malpractice that can result in debilitating or fatal injuries, the impact of preventable infections continues to be a top threat to patient safety. Most hospitals and their medial professionals provide quality medical care to patients.  However, a recent Reuters report described a series of infection-related tragedies in hospitals that caused preventable deaths. For example, an infant who was born fifteen months premature tragically died ten days after birth when the baby developed a fatal infection while in the neonatal intensive care unit. In this blog article, our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys analyze this new report indicating that some hospitals are not reporting deaths caused by hospital-acquired infections.

Recent Survey Finds West Georgia Hospitals are Among the Safest in the State

December 04, 2016

Recent Survey Finds West Georgia Hospitals are Among the Safest in the State

Hospitals provide life-saving medical care for millions of people in Georgia, and while a significant number of patients receive quality medical care, some patients do not. In fact, some patients suffer injuries or illnesses because of hospital errors that go undetected. As such, it is always nice to see that some Georgia hospitals have received "A" ratings. The national hospital safety advocacy organization, The Leapfrog Group, rated 72 Georgia hospitals, giving 16 of these hospitals an "A" safety grade. WellStar Paulding Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital of Hiram and Douglasville were rated the safest in Georgia, both receiving an "A."

The Prevalence of Fatal Medical Errors in Medical Malpractice Claims

November 14, 2016

Georgia Medical Malpractice Injury Attorney Discusses the Prevalence of Fatal Medical Errors

Medical treatment and surgical procedures are a necessary source of healthcare that we need to save and improve lives. However, the same medical treatment intended to help patients has resulted in harm for hundreds of thousands of lives – something that many people are not aware of. Overall, the United States is known for having an advanced medical system that enables the vast majority of Americans to receive adequate medical care. While millions of people receive medical care and undergo procedures without complications, a significant number of patients are falling victim to medical errors, many of which may be preventable.

New Hospital Sinks Intended to Reduce Infections May Actually Be Making the Problem Worse

November 05, 2016

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Discuss How New Hospital Sinks Intended to Reduce Infections May Actually Be Making the Problem Worse

Hospitals are essential to treat those who suffer from injuries and illnesses. Hospitals save lives, but they also can cause more harm than good for some patients. It is commonly known that germs are prevalent in hospitals given the number of patients and the various types of health conditions these patients suffer from. However, many of us expect that the hospitals themselves are clean and sterile to reduce the risk of infections spreading from one patient to the next.

Overview of Preventable Infections and Surgical Errors

October 17, 2016

Atlanta Medical Malpractice and Negligence Attorneys Provide Overview of Preventable Infections and Surgical Errors

Many people throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas of Georgia place their faith in surgical teams and hospitals on a daily basis. Surgical patients presume that their surgeon and the rest of their medical team will exercise a high level of skill and expertise. Most surgeons rise to the standard of care expected in their profession. However, surgical mistakes and preventable infections are much more common than most surgical patients realize. Despite efforts to reduce the number of surgical errors in recent years, surgical mistakes and infections in and out of the operating room remain a serious problem. According to the Archives of Surgery, five to ten surgical errors occur in the U.S. each and every day.

Medical Malpractice May Now Be the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

May 17, 2016

We rely on doctors and healthcare workers to provide us with quality medical care. In fact, most of us place considerable trust on medical professionals and anticipate that if we ever become seriously ill, a physician will be able to properly diagnose and treat us. Most of the time, we are correct in trusting in our medical professionals. However, evidence is emerging daily as to the commonality of medical malpractice. Surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, and more cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

April 11, 2016

Most medical professionals treat their patients with the utmost care.  However, medical negligence is thought to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, as reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A medical malpractice claim arises from the negligent care of a health professional. Not all medical mistakes will amount to malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to perform to reasonable standards of the profession. The victims of medical malpractice should have the right to pursue a cause of action against the doctor or other health care provider for their damages.

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