Medical malpractice occurs whenever a medical professional deviates from the accepted standard of care for their field of medicine. Doctors and health care providers are held to ethical and legal obligations to give every patient responsible and safe treatment and attention.
Medical malpractice, more often than not, results in severe injuries that can leave a patient debilitated for life. If you or a loved one is the victim of malpractice, do not hesitate to contact Trask Law Firm and let us help you figure out your next steps toward justice.
Despite your health care provider’s best efforts, bad results can sometimes happen after medical treatment. Sometimes the patient has not responded to treatment or they have suffered further injury, and there are many instances when a bad outcome is the result of malpractice. The injured patient, in any case, has a right of recovery against the negligent provider.
Below are some of the most common instances of medical malpractice in Georgia:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose a serious disease/illness
- Failing to provide timely treatment
- Faulty prescription type or dose
- Failure to provide standard follow-up care
- Lab mistakes including misinterpretation of lab results
- Inability to order necessary tests
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital or care facility errors
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
If you or a loved one has a case of medical malpractice, it is important to act on the issue swiftly due to Georgia’s statute of limitations law for medical malpractice lawsuits. In the State of Georgia, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date in which the injury/death arising from the negligent or wrongful act occurred. There is also an over-arching five-year deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit when the health care provider’s error was not discovered right away. Given the nature of these two deadlines, it is important to contact Trask Law Firm right away if you believe you may have a case.
While numerous states have enacted damage caps on medical malpractice lawsuits, Georgia has rules this unconstitutional in 2010. Let Tom Trask Law Firm fight for your best interests and your best compensation possible today.