Atlanta Neurosurgeon Malpractice Lawyer

Have you been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a family member because a neurosurgeon in Atlanta, GA made a mistake during a procedure? Do not hesitate to contact Malone Law. 

Now is the time to take action and hold the surgeon accountable for their negligence. Our Atlanta neurosurgeon malpractice lawyers have the experience, tools, and resources necessary to help you maximize your recovery.

Since 1965, Malone Law has been a trusted champion for victims of surgical errors in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. As pioneers in medical malpractice litigation with 50+ years of experience, our award-winning litigators have made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of catastrophically injured clients.

We’ve forced negligent healthcare providers, hospitals, insurance companies, and other tough adversaries to pay our clients hundreds of millions in life-changing monetary awards. Today, we’re here to help you achieve top results in your neurosurgery malpractice case.

Schedule a free consultation by calling our Atlanta, GA law office at (770) 390-7550 today.

How Malone Law Can Help You Make the Most of Your Neurosurgeon Malpractice Lawsuit in Atlanta, GA

How Malone Law Can Help You Make the Most of Your Neurosurgeon Malpractice Lawsuit in Atlanta, GA

Neurosurgery is a highly specialized field. In fact, it’s estimated that there are less than 50,000 neurosurgeons worldwide. So, if you’re diagnosed with a medical condition that requires surgery on the brain, spine, or nervous system, only a select few medical providers will be able to help.

You trusted that your neurosurgeon would utilize their highly specialized education, training, and skills to improve your life. Instead, they were reckless and made things worse. Now, you or a loved one are struggling with serious, debilitating physical and emotional trauma. You’re also trying to figure out how to manage the sky-high financial burdens you’re now faced with.

Your neurosurgeon must take responsibility for their mistakes. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers can help to make that happen.

At Malone Law, we’ve dedicated our careers to helping victims of medical errors take on powerful healthcare providers and fight for justice. We’re highly knowledgeable in both medicine and law, which allows us to give our clients an edge when it comes to medical malpractice disputes. 

We also understand that this is an incredibly difficult time in your life and that you need as much support as you can get right now. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Atlanta aren’t just here to help you win your case. We’re here to make a genuine impact in your life and help you move forward.

When you turn to us for help, you’ll be able to count on us to:

  • Thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your medical care to determine how and why things went wrong
  • Pinpoint the specific errors made by your neurosurgeon and medical team
  • Determine if the neurosurgeon has a history of making similar mistakes during procedures and/or the treatment of patients
  • Obtain patient charts, provider notes, medical records, staff communications, photographs, video recordings, and other evidence needed to construct a persuasive legal claim
  • Interview members of your medical team and other witnesses with relevant information
  • Ensure that all procedural requirements, as established by Georgia state medical malpractice law, are satisfied
  • Represent you during settlement negotiations with the negligent surgeon, their defense counsel, the hospital, and/or the insurance company
  • Reject unreasonable settlement offers and bring your neurosurgery malpractice lawsuit to a jury in Fulton County, GA, if necessary

Your life has changed forever because your neurosurgeon made a mistake. Now is the time to take action and demand accountability. Money may not reverse the debilitating injuries you’ve suffered, but it can go a long way in covering your costs and providing a sense of closure. 

Call our neurosurgery malpractice attorneys in Atlanta to find out how we can help you make the most of your fight for compensation. We offer a free consultation and work on contingency, so it’ll cost you absolutely nothing unless we win your case. 

What is Neurosurgeon Malpractice?

Malpractice refers to negligent, subpar, or unlawful professional conduct. Neurosurgeon malpractice refers to a neurosurgeon’s failure to provide a level of care that meets accepted standards within the medical community. 

More specifically, it refers to a neurosurgeon’s failure to provide care that would be acceptable in the neurosurgery community. Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of medical disorders involving the brain, peripheral nervous system, and spinal cord

In other words, neurosurgeon malpractice occurs when a neurosurgeon makes a mistake while treating a patient.

It’s estimated that 20 percent of neurosurgeons are sued for malpractice every year.

Examples of Neurosurgeon Malpractice

Even minor mistakes during brain surgery can be catastrophic.

Some of the most common types of errors made by neurosurgeons include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgical infection
  • Faulty surgical technique
  • Inadequate post-operative care
  • Premature discharge
  • Inadequate patient follow-up

According to one study of 287 neurosurgery malpractice lawsuits, faulty technique was the leading cause of litigation. In other words, neurosurgeons are not utilizing the high degree of skill needed in these delicate procedures to give patients the best results. 

What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Neurosurgery Malpractice Lawsuit?

Neurosurgeon malpractice lawsuits are a matter of negligence. At the end of the day, you will have the burden of proving that your neurosurgeon (or another party) was negligent in providing care.

Specifically, you must prove the following:

  • The neurosurgeon owed you a duty of care because a doctor-patient relationship existed;
  • The neurosurgeon breached the duty of care by failing to provide care that satisfied accepted standards within the medical community;
  • The neurosurgeon’s actions (or inaction) were the actual and proximate cause of an injury that was not a reasonably foreseeable risk of your treatment; and
  • You’ve suffered damages as a result.

What exactly is the standard of care for neurosurgeons in Georgia? Georgia law explains that a surgeon of any subspecialty, including neurosurgery, must use a reasonable degree of care and skill.

Ultimately, it’s necessary to look to see how another neurosurgeon of the same subspecialty would have handled your medical treatment. If they would have done things differently – and avoided the trauma you’ve experienced – it’s likely that your neurosurgeon failed to provide care that met acceptable standards. 

Our neurosurgery malpractice lawyers in Atlanta have decades of experience building compelling legal claims that prove healthcare providers were negligent. Put our experience and resources to work for you by calling our law office for help today.

What’s My Atlanta Neurosurgery Malpractice Case Worth?

Neurosurgery is highly technical. The parts of the body involved – the brain, the spinal cord, and the nervous system – are intricately involved in nearly every aspect of your life. Even minor mistakes can be catastrophic. 

So, when a neurosurgeon makes a mistake, the potential value of a related medical malpractice lawsuit can be quite high.

However, many factors will influence the value of your neurosurgeon malpractice case:

  • What specific injury or trauma have you suffered?
  • Are your injuries reversible?
  • Will you require long-term medical care or treatment?
  • Can you continue working?
  • Has your earning capacity changed?
  • Do you require help performing everyday tasks, like walking, bathing, or driving?
  • How old are you?
  • Has the medical error adversely affected your life expectancy?

The more your life changes because of the neurosurgery error, the more your case may be worth. You can make the most of your legal claim by putting an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney in your corner. Contact our legal team to discuss the specific details of your neurosurgery negligence case today.

What Types of Damages Can Be Awarded If I’ve Been the Victim of a Neurosurgery Error in Atlanta?

When you file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Atlanta, you’ll generally be able to seek compensatory damages for your costs and suffering.

Compensatory damages include economic damages to offset financial losses, as well as non-economic damages to make up for the suffering and trauma you personally experience, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Expect pushback when you file a claim for damages against your neurosurgeon and/or the hospital where the procedure was done.

Count on our medical malpractice attorneys to fight to get you every cent you deserve. We’ll bring in experts in neurosurgery, general medicine, and rehabilitation to help us build a compelling claim that forces meaningful conversations around the negotiating table. If you don’t receive a legitimate offer, our respected trial attorneys will be more than ready to bring your case to a jury.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Neurosurgery Malpractice Lawsuits in Georgia?

You will typically have two years to file a lawsuit after your neurosurgeon makes an error during a procedure or treatment.

Once the two-year statute of limitations expires, you will lose the right to demand accountability and recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Atlanta Neurosurgeon Malpractice Lawyer

Our Atlanta neurosurgeon malpractice attorneys are nationally recognized litigators with a proven ability to help clients win top results. We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. Now, we’re here to fight for you.

Don’t settle for less than you deserve if you’ve been the victim of neurosurgeon malpractice in Atlanta, GA. Contact Malone Law at (770) 390-7550 and put our award-winning legal team on the case.