What is medical malpractice? The legal definition of medical malpractice is that a doctor, healthcare worker, or medical facility was negligent in failing to follow the accepted standard of care, through errors of omission, and/or diagnostic errors which resulted in injury or death to their patient. According to research, every year approximately 210,000 Americans die as a result of preventable medical mistakes.
There may be more than one person who can be held liable in a medical malpractice case. Doctors, hospitals, nurses, anesthesiologists, other health care professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and health care facilities including nursing homes can be sued for medical malpractice if it can be established that they were negligent or did not provide the accepted standard of care. Medical malpractice claims can result from:
- Surgical errors
- Prescription drug errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Nursing home neglect
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
A Medical Malpractice Attorney Protects Your Interests
Because pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be lengthy, expensive, and stressful it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will determine if you have a strong case that should be pursued and knows how to gather the evidence you need to prove your case. Just because you have had a bad outcome after a medical treatment does not automatically mean you have been a victim of medical malpractice.
Joel Baskin offers a free initial consultation so he can advise you about the strength of your medical malpractice claim and give you all the information you need to know before deciding your course of action. This may include information such as Georgia’s statute of limitations and laws that can cap or limit the amount of damages a plaintiff can sue for in a medical malpractice lawsuit. These laws can also have exceptions and special rules making them complicated in how they affect a medical malpractice claim depending on the unique circumstances of each case.
Attorney Joel Baskin
Attorney Joel Baskin will give you the personal and compassionate attention you need for your personal injury claim. Call today and schedule your free initial consultation and learn what Joel can do for you.
Joel has been serving the Atlanta area including Cobb & Fulton counties for over 20 years and has two convenient office locations in Vinings and East Point.
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