Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence – Cobb County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At any given moment in hospital or doctor’s offices in Cobb County and the surrounding areas, hundreds of patients are seeking medical care. Such medical care may take the form of physicals, routine check-ups, diagnostic evaluations, treatment of infectious diseases, surgeries and more. While doctors and other medical professionals are expected to treat our diseases, patch up our wounds, and heal us, sometimes they make mistakes that cause additional or more serious injuries or medical conditions.
Substandard medical care can cause more harm than good. At the law firm of Montlick and Associates, we understand that incompetent medical treatment may lead to many unwanted consequences like intense pain, physical disability, extreme emotional distress and lost household income. Medical malpractice legal actions require extensive knowledge of not only the legal field but the medical profession as well.
Why Is Montlick and Associates the Right Medical Malpractice Law Firm for You?
Our Cobb County medical malpractice attorneys at Montlick and Associates are dedicated to providing victims of medical errors with the diligent and professional representation necessary to recover the financial compensation they need to recover and rebuild their lives. When you experience malpractice at the hands of a medical professional, the law provides remedies designed to make you whole. While it may not always be possible to physically restore your health to the condition it would have been in prior to the health care professional’s error, compensation may be available for getting you as close as possible.
Injuries and adverse medical conditions caused or exacerbated by a physician or other heath care provider can put the victim out of work for an extended period of time, prevent the victim from assisting in household chores and even cause wrongful death. Our Cobb County law firm has been providing aggressive representation against medical malpractice carriers for nearly three decades. Nearly all of our cases settle before reaching trial.
The Surprising Scope of Medical Malpractice
Several years ago, a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine found that medical malpractice was the sixth leading cause of death. Medical malpractice is much more prevalent than most people realize, but many victims never pursue a legal claim for financial compensation. An estimated 98,000 people die per year as the result of preventable medical errors. The number of fatalities resulting from medical errors or omissions is nine times higher than deaths caused by drunk driving. Our dedicated Cobb County medical malpractice attorneys handle the full spectrum of medical malpractice claims including:
- Failure to properly diagnose a terminal disease
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room error
- Anesthesiologist malpractice
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing negligence
- Infection due to hospital error
- Improper surgical technique
- Hospital employee’s negligence
- Diagnostic exam failure
- Failure to properly discharge a patient
- Errors in prescribing medication
Medical malpractice is the failure of a medical professional to exercise the proper standard of care that an otherwise reasonable medical professional would exercise under a similar set of circumstances. In order to succeed in a lawsuit against a negligent medical professional, the patient must establish that the professional’s breach of his/her duty of care caused the resulting injury. In Georgia, medical malpractice lawsuits are more difficult to litigate than regular negligence claims and necessitate the use of medical experts.
Although a successful medical malpractice lawsuit cannot truly make you whole again by restoring your health or a pain free life, the financial recovery can provide for corrective medical procedures, rehabilitation, mental or physical supportive services, diminished earnings, pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and more depending on the specific circumstances of your Cobb County medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice settlement or judgment also provides a means to hold doctors and other medical professionals accountable for their negligence.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by Medical Malpractice?
If you are the victim of negligence by a doctor or other medical provider, our Georgia medical malpractice lawyers may be able to answer your questions, advise you of your legal rights and assist you in recovering financial compensation. Know your legal rights! We invite you to speak to an experienced Cobb County medical malpractice attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.