Seeking the Full Amount of Compensation for Your Injuries
According to recent data collected by the National Practitioner Data Bank, plaintiffs received over $4 billion in compensation for medical malpractice lawsuits in the year 2018. In the same year, the most common types of medical malpractice claims included diagnoses errors (34.1%), surgical errors (21.4%), and treatment errors (21.1%). Of the claims made during 2018, 29.7% resulted in death, 18.7% resulted in major permanent injury, and 12.3% resulted in brain damage, quadriplegia, or other injuries requiring lifelong care.
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are some of the people we hold in high regard. We go to them to make us feel better and keep us healthy. However, when these people whom you entrust your health with have become negligent or careless with their duty of care, the consequences can be devastating. If you or a loved one has become seriously ill or suffered grave side-effects because of medical malpractice, make sure you get in touch with Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. right away.
Our Macon medical malpractice attorneys have the extensive experience representing victims of negligence or wrongdoing by doctors, nurses, specialists, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare professionals. With a proven track record of success, having recovered millions for past clients, our firm is determined to work tirelessly to hold the negligent party/parties accountable and deliver the same results to you.
In order to prove medical malpractice in your injury lawsuit, you will need to demonstrate the following:
- That there was a doctor-patient relationship between you and the responsible party
- That the doctor was negligent in their treatment
- That the doctor's negligence was the cause of the injury you are filing the lawsuit over
- That the injury resulted in you suffering harm in some way including: pain, mental anguish, additional medical expenses, and/or lost income
If you are unable to establish the above-mentioned items, it is unlikely that your case will be able to proceed. However, our malpractice lawyers are experts in their field and can help you determine whether or not you have a case in a free confidential consultation. Contact our firm today to schedule your consult.
In Georgia, the general statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit is 2 years from the date that the injury or death occurred.
A state's statute of limitations sets a time limit on how long you are able to wait after an injury before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within the specified time frame you may lose any ability to recover compensation for your injuries.
Exceptions to Rule in Georgia:
There are several exceptions to Georgia's general statute of limitations.
If you meet the following criteria, you may still be eligible to file your medical malpractice claim:
- If your injury or the doctor's wrongdoing is one that could not have been discovered immediately, the state of Georgia allows a 5-year deadline, rather than the normal 2 years. This is known as the "Statute of Repose."
- If the injured party was a minor under the age of 5.
- If the injured party was legally incapacitated at the time of the injury.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is one of the most complex personal injury claims. Proving fault, especially when the victim already has a pre-existing condition can be a challenge. In other cases, the side-effects do not become apparent until after a few months or even years. The good news is, our medical malpractice lawyers are experienced in complex litigation. While we know how to achieve a fair and favorable settlement from insurance companies, we are also unafraid to fight for you in front of a judge or even a jury.
Some of the medical malpractice cases we handle include:
- Misdiagnosis including delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries to either the child or the mother
- Medication errors including prescribing dangerous drugs
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgery errors including performing unnecessary surgeries
- Negligent long-term treatment
We make sure that we give each case that comes to us the personalized attention it deserves. Our firm also has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of your injuries as well as the liable party/parties.
What Damages Can I Recover From a Medical Malpractice Case?
A patient who suffers injury by medical malpractice may be entitled to recovering a wide variety of damages. If the incident resulted in the patient’s death, then his or her family members can recover damages. Recoverable damages are usually divided into three categories – general, special, and punitive. General damages are those that are associated with the cost of suffering that cannot have a definite price, special damages are more quantifiable expenses such as medical bills, and punitive damages are meant to punish the doctor for their harmful behavior.
Common damages that are recovered in medical injury cases are:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Cost of medical treatment/care
Talk to a Macon Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. offers all clients a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case with one of our Macon medical injury lawyers. As a respected firm with an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, we assure you that any discussion or meeting with our legal team is confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege.
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