As skilled and well-trained as most physicians are, no doctor is immune from mistakes. When we put ourselves and often our very lives in the hands of a doctor or other medical professional, we expect and deserve a high standard of care. When that standard of care is not met and when serious injuries or complications follow, it is important to understand what went wrong and what can and should be done to minimize the impact, ensure recovery, and protect the rights of the victim.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have been a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The stakes are high, and often the time to act is short. Delay could mean the difference between obtaining compensation for your injuries or losing your right to pursue a claim all together.
As a registered pharmacist in addition to being a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer, I can quickly and thoroughly review your medical records, evaluate your situation, and advise you of your options.
Medical Malpractice Explained
Not all bad things that happen after a surgery or medical procedure are the result of a mistake, but it is often difficult to tell whether a complication was caused by a medical error. Doctors, health care professionals, and hospitals and other institutions commit medical malpractice when their level of care falls below the generally accepted standards in the surrounding community and when an injury results from that failure to maintain the proper standard of care.
The kinds of actions and decisions that can result in medical malpractice are as wide-ranging as the maladies that can affect our health. Medical malpractice injuries result from all kinds of mistakes, including:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Surgical mistakes, such as instruments left inside the body
- Lack of informed consent
- Removing the wrong limb
- Unsterile equipment
In addition to medical errors in judgment or practice, doctors or hospitals often make decisions for economic and cost-saving reasons which can result in preventable mistakes. When a patient suffers from an unnecessary and entirely avoidable injury, it is no less malpractice if that injury was caused by sort-sighted management decisions rather than medical error.
How I Can Help You
There’s a reason doctors spend so many years in school, residencies, and internships; medicine is complicated and properly diagnosing and treating patients involves a multitude of factors. For these same reasons, determining whether you have suffered an injury as a result of malpractice, and therefore might have a claim for compensation, is often difficult. It requires a thorough review of your medical records, prescriptions, and case history.
As a registered pharmacist with a health care background, I can thoroughly and efficiently review your medical records without the initial aid of an expert, allowing me to evaluate your claim quickly and advise you of your options.
When I meet with people like you who are suffering and may be the victims of medical malpractice, I know they are scared, exhausted and confused. I see it as my job to not only ensure that their rights are protected and that their claims are vigorously pursued, but also to spend the time listening to their needs and concerns, to answer their questions, and to ease their anxieties.
Delay Can Be Disastrous – Give Me a Call As Soon As Possible
In Georgia, most medical malpractice cases have a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that you may only have two years from the date of the alleged malpractice to file your claim. After that, you may be barred from ever seeking compensation for your injuries. Since there is investigation and evaluation that needs to be done before any claim can be filed, it is essential that you reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon after you realize a mistake has been made.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a medical error, or even if you are unsure if such an error occurred, please give me a call at (912) 265-9811 to set up a consultation to discuss your situation. Together, we will figure out what happened, what we can do, and how we can take every possible step to bring you the comfort and compensation that can aid in your recovery.