Vinings Medical Malpractice Attorneys
While there are many types of negligence that may form the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, there are perhaps no more difficult cases than those brought against doctors based on medical malpractice. The American Medical Association (AMA) has a strong lobby that has successfully pushed for legislation to make it more difficult to pursue a negligence claim against a physician despite the special training and expertise of doctors. While doctors are experts with years of specialized training and education, the barriers to liability when pursuing a case involving a medical error are far greater in a medical malpractice case than when pursuing a claim against an inexperienced driver of a motor vehicle.
At the Vinings medical malpractice law firm of Montlick and Associates, we know that when patients are the victims of medical care that falls below the professional standard of care for a similarly situated medical professional, it may result in severe pain, emotional trauma and even wrongful death. Our knowledgeable Vinings medical malpractice attorneys investigate potential medical malpractice claims, which may include having medical specialists analyze medical records to evaluate potential cases and identify medical negligence as well as evidence that the medical error or omission caused the injury or wrongful death of the patient that is harmed.
A patient alleging a medical malpractice against a doctor will typically be required to provide expert testimony from a medical professional regarding the appropriate professional standard of care and the alleged breach of that professional standard. Medical malpractice cases are among the most expensive personal injury claims to litigate and the most fiercely defended. While medical malpractice cases can be difficult, Georgia’s highest court struck down the law capping damages for all non-economic damages in Georgia in 2010, which has made it easier for those injured by negligent medical professionals to obtain full compensation for their injuries.
Our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys are among the shrinking number of law firms with the skill and expertise to continue handling medical malpractice claims based on physician error. Many personal injury law firms no longer practice medical malpractice because of the wave of tort reform, increasing cost of pursuing medical malpractice cases, and other obstacles often imposed by advocates of tort reform. Our Vinings medical malpractice lawyers may seek lost earnings, compensation for pain and emotional distress, future disability, medical expenses for revisionary surgery, and other economic costs.
The appropriate standard of care for a doctor in Georgia is that of a reasonable doctor in the same geographic vicinity in the same field and practice area. There are a variety of medical errors or omissions that may constitute medical malpractice by a doctor, including the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Mistakes in the type or dosage of medication prescribed
- Errors made by emergency room doctors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to schedule prompt testing or treatment
- Surgical mistakes
Many victims of medical malpractice by doctors do not know exactly what went wrong but know that something does not seem right. Other times, patients may have no idea that they are the victims of substandard medical care. A study conducted by Harvard University found that 98,000 people per year do not realize that they have been the victim of medical malpractice. These are tragic cases where medical malpractice victims suffer serious injuries but do not bring a medical malpractice lawsuit because they do not realize that their injuries were the result of a medical mistake.
When a doctor makes a serious medical error or omission, such as failing to conduct appropriate cancer screening, it can mean severe, life-threatening medical conditions, painful surgery, substantial pain and suffering, and wrongful death. Our team of Vinings medical malpractice attorneys analyzes the facts in our clients’ cases so that we can identify deviations from accepted professional medical standards and develop compelling evidence regarding the impact of those errors on our clients’ long-term health and well-being.
Because litigation of medical malpractice cases is costly and extremely complex, not every medical error justifies a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our Vinings doctor negligence attorneys have almost three decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases against physicians, and an extensive network of medical experts so that we can present persuasive medical malpractice cases for our clients.
Our zealous team of Vinings physician negligence attorneys provide tenacious negotiation and effective litigation when seeking compensation and justice for those that are injured or suffer wrongful death caused by substandard medical care. We know that serious medical malpractice can cause devastating harm and injury to an injury victim, and we are dedicated to handling the legal and insurance issues so that you can focus on your recovery.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Vinings medical malpractice lawyers are committed to representing victims of medical mistakes that suffer personal injury and wrongful death in obtaining the compensation they deserve. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced medical malpractice attorneys. 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 a 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.