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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.

Three Hospitals in Central Georgia Rated Poorly For Patient Safety

May 04, 2020

MACON, GA – According to an online news report posted on, the Leapfrog Group, a national health-care analyst, issued "C" grades to three of Central Georgia's largest hospitals: Houston Medical Center, Navicent Baldwin, and Medical Center-Navicent Health.  The below-average ratings were the results of safety concerns.  The reports disclose safety issues such as errors, and accidents which often result in serious injuries. Navicent-Baldwin increased its rating from a rating of "D" the hospital received last year.  Houston Medical Center's rating fell from a rating of "B" last year to a rating of "C" this year.

Cataclysmic Healthcare Scenario Could Kill Thousands

July 08, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control Announced that a “Nightmare” Bacteria Which is Resistant to Antibiotic Exists in 27 States

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced recently that they discovered a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics. This strain of bacteria, which is most commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes has invaded 27 states in the U.S. so far. Approximately half of the people infected with these so-called “superbugs” die as a restful of the uncontrollable infection. People with chronic illnesses and the elderly are at the highest risk of death from an infection caused by a superbug. Consequently, nursing homes and hospitals must be alert and quickly identify people infected by the resilient bacteria and take immediate steps to prevent the spread of the disease.

Mothers Are Also at Risk for Getting Hurt During Labor and Delivery

February 05, 2018

Georgia Birth Injury Attorneys Discuss Pelvic Injuries

Many times when people talk about birth injuries, they talk about things that happen to an infant during labor and delivery. It is essential that we not forget that mothers are also at risk for getting hurt during labor and delivery. While a mother’s body is designed to return to its former shape and functioning (or close to it), many times labor and delivery leave a mother with changes in her body that she might not want to talk about - injuries to her pelvic area that can cause pain, a feeling of heaviness, flatulence, and incontinence.

My Doctor Caused Me to Sustain Injuries, What Do I Do?

November 23, 2017

My Doctor Caused Me to Sustain Injuries, What Do I Do?

Recent studies into the rates of medical malpractice in the United States have shocked many people by showing that medical malpractice is a much larger problem than most would have thought. It turns out that medical errors account for over 250,000 deaths a year, placing medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in America, outranked only by heart disease and cancer. Of course, this only shows the rates of the most serious cases, ones in which people lose their lives. Other devastating medical errors can leave patients with severe injuries, and extremely expensive medical bills.

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries – What You Should Know

October 31, 2017

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries – What You Should Know From a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of children throughout the United States.  It can develop before, during, or after birth, depending on the circumstances of the pregnancy and delivery of the child.  This condition is unique to every single child, as the way in which cerebral palsy develops is different.  In some instances, a genetic mutation can be blamed for contributing to the development of cerebral palsy.  In other instances, cerebral palsy may be caused by an injury sustained at birth.  In such cases, it is important to investigate to what extent a child may have suffered an injury at birth.

Hospital-Acquired Infections and Pediatric Patients

October 28, 2017

Hospital-Acquired Infections and Pediatric Patients: What You Should Know from a Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney

Hospitals and other large healthcare facilities are intended to provide necessary medical treatment to patients to help them recover for their ailments.  While hospitals must take every possible measure to keep the atmosphere clean, given the number of patients and the variety of diseases present, some patients acquire illnesses or diseases while at the hospital.  Hospitals have a responsibility to follow laws, rules, regulations, and policies to meet certain standards to reduce the risk that patients, especially children, are at risk for suffering a serious hospital-acquired illness.

Pharmacy Medication Dispensing Error Lawsuits in Georgia

October 09, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Pharmacy Medication Dispensing Error Lawsuits in Georgia

Most pharmacists are excellent at their jobs, and we all depend on them to fill our prescriptions when needed.  However, pharmacy errors are a fact of life given that so many patients take medications that prescription errors are bound to happen from time to time.  Because pharmacy errors are a fact of life, all patients should be wary and cautious to ensure they are taking the proper medication as prescribed by their doctor.

Hospital Safety Program Aims to Cut Down on Medication Errors

August 30, 2017

Hospital Safety Program Aims to Cut Down on Medication Errors – Georgia Attorney Explains

A significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits allege that injured individuals have been administered either the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication, among other prescription errors.  This is a problem that exists for many hospitals where patients are administered IV drugs.  Because this has proven to be such a problem, one hospital has implemented a safety program to help reduce the risk and incidence of medication errors.

Jury Awards Georgia Mother Nearly $46 Million For Suffering Brain Damage Following Birth of Child

July 04, 2017

Serious injuries have the potential to cause significant brain damage that can leave a person partially or completely incapacitated.  When catastrophic injures lead to severe brain damage, it can be devastating on loved ones who are caring for the injured person.  Medical malpractice is something that occurs every day despite efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate this type of negligence.  Patients entrust the expertise and qualifications of doctors to provide medical care and treatment that does not cause unnecessary harm.  While many doctors provide excellent care and save lives, there are other doctors who have caused harm to patients as a result of negligent conduct.

Doctors Who Sexually Abuse Their Patients Do Not Face Stiff Penalties

June 09, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that doctors and other medical professionals who have been accused of sexually assaulting their patients receive lenient punishments. Most doctors do not face criminal prosecution, let alone punishment. Furthermore, the overwhelming number of medical boards across the nation take remedial measures but very rarely revoke a physician's license to practice medicine. The average person facing charges such as these would face stiff criminal penalties for such demeaning, egregious, and perverted behavior. If you or someone you love was assault by a physician in Georgia, you should seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for your rights, protect your dignity, and tirelessly work to vindicate your claim.

Optometrist Malpractice Claims in Georgia

May 21, 2017

Like other medical professionals, optometrists are held to a certain standard of care when they treat their patients. When they make errors it can cause serious harm to their patients. In certain cases, the optometrist can find himself or herself liable for damages to the injured patient.

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.

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