Advocates for Those Harmed by Medical Errors and Omissions—Roswell Medical Negligence Lawyers
Hundreds to thousands of people all over Georgia seek medical treatment each day in medical centers, hospitals, urgent care facilities and local doctor’s offices. Even when we believe that we are receiving effective and competent medical care, this is not always the case. Any type of medical professional, including doctors, dentists, nurses, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, hospital personnel and other support staff may be liable for medical malpractice. At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Roswell Medical Malpractice Attorneys have the experience necessary to competently and effectively represent victims of medical malpractice.
Our Roswell medical malpractice attorneys compassionately advocate for patients who have suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of medical malpractice. We have a proven track record and strong reputation for negotiating with medical malpractice carriers and successfully settling cases for our clients. Despite our established pattern for obtaining settlements in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, we have a network of medical experts, the financial resources and resolve to tenaciously litigate cases against medical malpractice carriers when they do not offer our clients an appropriate settlement.
Even though the overwhelming majority of medical professionals are skilled, conscientious and dedicated, studies from the National Institute of Health have estimated that approximately 225,000 people die each year because of medical mistakes—both affirmative errors and omissions. However, only 2% of those harmed by a medical practitioner seek compensation. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims pose more challenges to recovering compensation than other types of personal injury cases. This means that large numbers of medical malpractice victims do not receive the compensation they are entitled to for medical treatment and bills, lost wages due to missing work, pain and suffering, loss of one’s enjoyment of life, and other familial interference, such as loss of consortium.
The complexity and cost of pursuing a medical malpractice claim is why you need to seek representation from experienced Roswell medical malpractice attorneys like those at Montlick and Associates. We are qualified to represent clients in a wide range of Roswell medical malpractice cases including:
- Anesthesiologist malpractice
- Emergency room malpractice
- Failure to order proper diagnostic exams or faulty interpretations
- Serious dental errors
- Wrong site surgeries
- Hospital/medical facility infections
- Errors during cosmetic surgery
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Birth injures such as cerebral palsy
- Nursing home negligence or abuse
- Incomplete or erroneous discharge instructions
- Misdiagnosis of strokes
- Nursing negligence
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Mistakes causing brain trauma (i.e. oxygen deprivation or crushing accidents)
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Substandard care by hospital staff
When a health care professional fails to employ the established standard of care for similar professionals in the locality, a medical professional may be liable for professional malpractice. But again, it is important to keep in mind that successful litigation or settlement of a medical malpractice legal claim is difficult and skewed against the victim. The truth of the matter—and even in some jury instructions—is that not all bad medical results are the product of medical negligence; a medical professional does not and cannot guarantee a particular result. To successfully litigate a Roswell medical malpractice lawsuit, it must be established that any medical mistake actually impacted the ultimate medical result.
Commonly, Roswell medical malpractice lawsuits involve a failure to diagnose potentially fatal diseases or medical conditions like cancer. This is because patients are generally admitted with significant serious medical diseases or conditions that make it much more difficult for medical professionals to accurately diagnose their condition. Because cancer is life-threatening, insurance carriers for medical professionals often contend that delays in diagnosing patients did not affect the medical outcome because the patient likely would have died anyway.
Even though one might think that personal injury and medical malpractice cases are similar to litigate—and to an extent they are—medical malpractice cases are substantially more challenging to litigate. That is because there are generally multiple parties involved in a medical malpractice claim such as doctors, nurses, and other supporting staff. In fact, there might be multiple doctors responsible such as the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and cardiologist if there is a surgery performed. This is particularly true for birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy that can have serious effects on a child’s physical and emotional well-being during his or her life. As a result, the child may be subjected to the need for permanent medical care, extensive supportive care, and permanent dependency on others. Understandably, these harms are overwhelming and stressful to handle alone.
Our dedicated Roswell medical malpractice lawyers shift the burden to our shoulders. We understand the stress, anxiety, and pain that our clients are suffering, which are caused by negligent medical care of a professional that our clients once trusted. We have an intimate understanding of the law, meticulously review medical records, effectively negotiate for our clients’ rights, and zealously litigate against those who have wronged our clients or their loved ones. Our Roswell medical malpractice team not only has the experience necessary to successfully litigate your claim, but we also have the resources necessary to retain some of the most respected medical experts to testify to the correct medical standards.
If you or someone you love has been injured or a loved one has died because of mistakes by a medical professional, our experienced Roswell medical malpractice attorneys provide compassionate and diligent legal representation to our clients. We invite you to contact Montlick and Associates now for your FREE CONSULTATION with our experienced Roswell 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 your FREE CONSULTATION or visit us online at www.montlick.com for our 24-hour live online chat service or FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM.