Personal injury lawsuits may be based on numerous types of unreasonably unsafe conduct that fall under the general rubric of negligence, but perhaps no other case is more complex than a medical malpractice claim brought against a physician. Although physicians have many years of education, expertise and specialized training, the obstacles to proving liability when pursuing a medical malpractice claim are much more intricate and difficult to overcome than those involved in other negligence cases, such as those against negligent drivers of automobiles.
Our Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys recognize the emotional trauma, extreme pain, and possibility of wrongful death that may occur when patients fall victim to poor medical care that fails to comply with the professional standard of care for medical professionals who are similarly situated. Our experienced and knowledgeable Clayton County medical malpractice lawyers analyze medical records and other evidence to identify whether our client has a valid medical malpractice claim.
Allegations of medical malpractice by a patient entails an expert opinion and testimony from a reputable member of the medical profession regarding the appropriate professional standard of care to be exercised by physicians as well as the alleged breach of that appropriate standard of care. Medical malpractice cases are among the most contentious and fiercely defended with defense teams spending between $80 and $150 billion dollars to defend such cases each year. Georgia made it easier to pursue medical malpractice claims in 2010 when the highest court of Georgia struck down caps on non-economic damages, making it far easier for injured victims to obtain full compensation for the harm caused by negligent medical professionals.
Our dedicated and experienced Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys are among the shrinking number of law firms with the expertise and skill to handle cases based on the negligence of physicians, hospitals or other medical professionals. The recent trends in tort reform, rising costs of pursuing medical malpractice claims, and various other obstacles imposed by advocates of tort reform have deterred many personal injury law firms from practicing medical malpractice law. However, our Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys are committed to seeking compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, present and future disability, medical costs for revisionary surgeries and rehabilitation, lost wages and other damages, as appropriate.
Some of the numerous medical errors or omissions that provide the basis for a medical malpractice claim against a doctor include the following:
- Emergency room doctor errors
- Injuries caused during pregnancy or at birth
- Delay or failure in diagnosing a medical condition
- Mistakes made during surgery
- Prescription errors in terms of the type of medication or dosage
- Failure to schedule prompt and proper testing and/or treatment
When physicians fail to exercise the appropriate professional standard of care, the result may be unnecessary painful surgery, severe life-threatening medical conditions, and even wrongful death. Our Clayton County medical malpractice lawyers examine the facts of our clients’ cases in order to pinpoint unacceptable deviations from appropriate professional medical procedures. With nearly 30 years of experience and knowledge in handling medical malpractice cases, our Clayton County physician negligence lawyers have the capability, expertise and network of medical experts that allows us to construct persuasive cases for our clients.
Whether seeking compensation and justice for injured patients or those who suffer wrongful death caused by deficient medical treatment, our team of Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys remains committed to providing aggressive negotiations while also zealously litigating on behalf of our clients. We understand the hardships that can overwhelm victims of medical malpractice and their families so we dedicate ourselves to handling our clients’ legal and insurance issues.
If you or someone you love has been injured or a loved one has died because of mistakes by a medical professional, our experienced Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys provide compassionate and diligent legal representation to our clients. We invite you to contact Montlick and Associates now for a FREE CONSULTATION with our experienced Clayton County medical malpractice attorneys, and we may even visit you if needed. Call us at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) 24 hours a day/7 days a week for a FREE CONSULTATION or visit us online at www.montlick.com for our 24-hour live online chat service or FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM.