Medical Malpractice

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If you or a loved one have been injured because of medical staff negligence, put our skilled and dedicated team of attorneys on your side.

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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.

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How To Prove Medical Malpractice

In order to prove medical malpractice in your injury lawsuit, you will need to demonstrate the following:

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.

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Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Georgia

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:

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:

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.

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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:

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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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Veteran Affairs Medical Malpractice Attorney in Macon

VA Medical Malpractice Settlements

Veterans deserve to have their rights protected as fiercely as they have defended our freedom, especially when it comes to medical treatment. Unfortunately, due to the number of veterans needing treatment, veteran hospitals often lack the requirements, amenities, and manpower to address the needs of all their patients.

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt as a result of negligence or improper care while under the care of a veteran medical facility or personnel, it is crucial that you seek help from Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. right away. Unlike ordinary medical malpractice claims, VA medical malpractice is more complex.

It can be a lengthy and difficult legal process that will require the representation of an experienced Veteran Affairs medical malpractice attorney. Fortunately, our firm has all the requirements you need to face this case with confidence.

Contact us online or call 478-743-2159 to speak to one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys about your VA malpractice case.

Can You Sue the VA for Medical Malpractice?

You may be able to sue the VA if you or a family member have suffered serious injuries due to being a victim of medical malpractice due to the negligence of a federal employee. You would bring the claim against the Department of Veterans Affairs. If the negligent health care provider in your case committed malpractice at a VA hospital, the case may be governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Can I File a VA Medical Malpractice Claim?

The Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) allows you to file a lawsuit against any Veteran Affairs employee whose negligence caused your injury, whereas Section 1151 is limited to filing lawsuits against individuals involved in injuries caused by employees in the:

What Is the VA Medical Malpractice Claim Process?

If you believe that you have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the VA employee who caused your injury, you will need to follow the below steps. Because this process can be complicated, it’s important to have an experience personal injury lawyer on your side to guide you during the claims process.

Claim Process:

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What Supporting Documentation Will I Need?

You may be required to submit the following documentation along with your claim:

Seek professional legal help to ensure that you request the appropriate amount of compensation and provide all necessary documentation.

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Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. has a proven track record of success in settlement and verdicts. We have recovered millions of dollars for past clients in legal battles of varying magnitude. We are ready to put our extensive trial and complex litigation experience on behalf of our respected veterans.

What Are Common Injuries from Veteran Affairs Medical Malpractice?

There are many causes of veteran medical malpractice. Whether the VA doctor poorly diagnosed a patient, an error has occurred during surgery, or the medical treatment has been mismanaged, the consequences are usually devastating.

Some of the most common injuries veterans usually sustain from medical malpractice include:

You should also keep an eye on the overall behavior of the staff and the general condition of the facility. Does there appear to be sufficient staff for the number of residents living in the facility? Is there at least one physician onsite who is easy to gain access to and who is communicative? Does the facility appear clean and sanitized? Has your loved one communicated any dissatisfaction with the home or their treatment/care? These and other questions can allow you to determine whether your loved one is receiving adequate and proper care or if he or she may be the victim of abuse or neglect.