Of the many types of negligence that can lead to a personal injury lawsuit, some of the most difficult cases often result from a doctor’s medical malpractice. Legislation has been successfully implemented at the behest of the American Medical Association (AMA) that makes it difficult and expensive to pursue negligence claims against physicians. As a result, there are more barriers to liability when pursuing a case involving medical errors and omissions. Even though doctors are experts with years of specialized training and education, pursuit of a legal claim against these trained professionals usually is far more difficult than pursuing a claim against an inexperienced teen driver.
Patients who are victims of medical care that falls below the appropriate professional standard of care may suffer severe pain, emotional trauma and even wrongful death. The Hall County medical malpractice firm of Montlick and Associates understands these hardships so we investigate potential medical malpractice claims while working closely with medical specialists to analyze medical records, identify sub-standard medical treatment and establish a causal relationship between the medical error or omission and the harm suffered by the patient.
Medical malpractice cases are the most fiercely defended cases. This makes them among the most expensive and complicated personal injury claims to litigate. However, since Georgia’s highest court struck down the law capping non-economic damages in Georgia in 2010, it has become easier for patients injured due to medical malpractice to obtain full compensation for their injuries.
The number of law firms with the skill and expertise to handle medical malpractice claims based on physician error is shrinking. A significant number of victims of medical mistakes struggle to find someone to take their case because so many personal injury law firms avoid medical malpractice cases due to tort reform, increasing costs and other obstacles imposed by advocates of tort reform. Our Hall County medical malpractice lawyers may seek an injured patient’s lost earnings, compensation for pain and emotional distress, future disability, medical expenses for revisionary surgery and other forms of damages.
When medical malpractice is alleged by a patient against a doctor, the testimony of a medical professional is required to establish the appropriate professional standard of care and the breach of that standard. In Georgia, the appropriate standard of care for a doctor is that of a reasonable doctor in the same geographic vicinity in the same medical discipline. There are a variety of medical errors or omissions that may constitute medical malpractice by a doctor including:
- Failure to diagnose
- Mistakes in the type or dosage of prescribed medication
- Errors made by emergency room doctors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to schedule prompt testing or treatment
- Surgical mistakes
Victims of medical malpractice may know something is wrong but be unable to pinpoint the precise nature of their physical problem or may not know that they are the victims of substandard medical care. Harvard University conducted a study that found that almost a hundred thousand people per year are victims of medical malpractice but do not realize it. Even though these victims suffer serious injuries, they do not bring a medical malpractice lawsuit because of their lack of knowledge that they have been harmed by a medical professional.
Our Hall County medical malpractice law firm has been handling sophisticated medical malpractice cases, including those against primary care physicians, surgeons, oncologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, internists, nurses and other medical professionals for almost three decades. Montlick and Associates provides tenacious negotiation and effective litigation when seeking compensation and justice for patients who are injured or suffer wrongful death as a result of substandard medical care. Medical malpractice can cause devastating harm and injury to victims, and we are dedicated to handling the legal and insurance issues so our clients can devote their energy to their recovery.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or one of your loved ones has died, our experienced Hall County medical malpractice attorneys are committed to representing victims of medical mistakes that result in personal injury and wrongful death to obtain the compensation they deserve. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates medical malpractice lawyers. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.