Legal Advocates For Victims Of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims arise from healthcare provider negligence. When a healthcare provider does not use the minimum level of care and skill required for your particular medical circumstance, they may be liable for injuries you suffer while under their care.
Medical malpractice claims may be based on medical errors, birth injuries, delayed diagnosis, doctor or nurse negligence, medication mistakes, wrongful death, and more.
It is important for you to understand that not all medical mistakes are considered malpractice. If your injury could have been prevented but for the carelessness of the doctor or the doctor’s staff, then it is likely that you have a valid medical malpractice claim. If, however, your injury was sustained as a result of a known medical complication or some unforeseen event during surgery, then the case may not be won as easily.
In any event, you should seek legal assistance immediately. Georgia’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is generally two (2) years, and the two (2) year period begins to run as soon as the injury or death occurs. The statute of limitations means that after that two (2) year period has expired, you are forever barred from filing a lawsuit with regard to that injury. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.