Georgia Brain Injury Lawyer

Are you struggling with a serious brain injury in Georgia? Is it the result of a medical error? If so, don’t hesitate to call Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers. You have rights, including the ability to sue your healthcare provider for the devastating consequences of their mistake. Our experienced Georgia brain injury lawyers are here to help you get the financial accountability you need and deserve.

Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers is a recognized leader in medical malpractice litigation. As award-winning Georgia trial attorneys with over 50 years of experience, we’ve helped catastrophically injured victims and families win hundreds of millions in monetary awards.

Don’t settle for less than your brain injury case is worth. Trust our top-rated legal team to get justice for you. Contact our Georgia law office to set a time for a free consultation to get started, call us at (770) 390-7550.

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury in Georgia

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury in Georgia

Even though you may have the right to sue your doctor or the hospital for your brain injury, getting compensation in your hands isn’t always easy. You’ll need to level the playing field, which is why it’s wise to put an experienced Georgia medical malpractice lawyer in your corner.

Since 1965, Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers has been the go-to choice for victims of medical negligence across the state of Georgia. We’re recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell as trailblazers in medical malpractice litigation. We’re not afraid to take on powerful hospitals, insurance companies, and healthcare providers in pursuit of justice. Our results, which include hundreds of millions in damages, speak volumes.

Take the time you need to concentrate on recovering from your brain injury, and let our passionate legal team handle the rest.

We will:

  • Conduct a thorough and prompt investigation into the circumstances of your medical treatment and your resulting brain injury
  • Identify how your doctor’s care deviated from accepted standards within the Georgia medical community
  • Carefully assess medical records, charts, staff communications, provider notes, treatment plans, photographs, video footage, and other essential pieces of evidence
  • Depose members of your medical team, hospital staff and administrators, and other parties 
  • Craft an affidavit of merit based on medical expert testimony to demonstrate the legitimacy of your claim
  • File your brain injury claim with the local court clerk on your behalf
  • Serve copies of your brain injury lawsuit on the defense
  • Represent your best interests during settlement negotiations with your doctor, the hospital, and the insurance company
  • Force the defense to go up against our award-winning Georgia trial lawyers in court if they refuse to make you a reasonable settlement offer

Don’t worry about the cost of hiring a Georgia medical malpractice attorney to help you seek compensation for your brain injury. At Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers, we represent brain injury victims on contingency.

You pay nothing unless we win compensation for your brain injury case.

Give us a call today to set a time for a free case evaluation and learn more about the benefits of working with our acclaimed legal team. We’re always available to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How Can a Medical Error Cause a Brain Injury?

The term “brain injury” refers to damage to the brain that disrupts normal cognitive function. Many times, brain injuries are caused by external trauma to the head, such as a violent bump, blow, or jolt. In these situations, the brain can become damaged as it moves around rapidly in the skull. 

However, violent external trauma isn’t the only way you can suffer a brain injury. Medical errors are also a leading cause of brain injuries.

Many medical mistakes can cause patients to suffer brain injuries – either directly or indirectly. 

Common medical errors that result in brain injuries include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Intubation errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosing a stroke, heart attack, or another serious medical condition
  • Failing to treat an aneurysm, embolism, or blood clot
  • Failing to monitor a patient properly, especially in the ICU
  • Medication errors
  • Cutting a patient’s blood supply during a procedure
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuums during birth
  • Failure to monitor a child after delivery
  • Failing to diagnose or mismanagement of an infection

These errors can result in cerebral hypoxia, which is when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen. Every moment the brain is deprived of oxygen, its ability to function properly is impaired. In fact, brain cells begin to die after just one minute without oxygen. Serious brain damage can occur at three minutes without oxygen, and brain death can begin around the five-minute mark.

What Are the Potential Long-Term Consequences of a Brain Injury?

The potential consequences of a brain injury will depend on the specific injury you’ve suffered, which part(s) of the brain has been affected, and how serious the injury is.

Potential complications and consequences include:

  • Memory loss
  • Paralysis
  • Reduced mobility
  • Changes in mood and behavior, including aggression, fearfulness, depression, and anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Poor balance
  • Aphasia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Focal weakness
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Cardiac problems

Research also suggests that individuals who suffer brain injuries are more likely to develop serious health issues like Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and Alzheimer’s Disease. You may also be more susceptible to infections.

How Much Is My Georgia Brain Injury Case Worth?

Every brain injury victim will have a different experience. Their trauma will change and affect their lives in different ways. So, the amount of money available to brain injury victims changes on a case-by-case basis.

Many factors will be relevant in determining what a brain injury case is worth:

  • What specific brain injury have you suffered?
  • What part(s) of the brain has been affected?
  • Is the brain injury permanent?
  • How long will you require medical care or nursing assistance?
  • How has the brain injury affected your quality of life?
  • Can you still work? If so, can you work in the same capacity as you did before you were injured?
  • How old are you?

Research suggests that the average cost of living with a brain injury ranges from $85,000 to over $3 million. The more of an impact the brain injury has on your life, the more you can expect to recover from the hospital or your negligent healthcare provider.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Brain Injury Victims in Georgia?

The costs of a brain injury can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Georgia law gives you the right to seek compensation to offset the consequences of your catastrophic injury.

Through a brain injury lawsuit, you’ll be able to seek compensatory damages, including both economic and non-economic awards.

Economic damages are paid to help you cover the financial costs of your brain injury, such as:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Out-of-pocket costs

Non-economic damages are awarded to help you deal with harder-to-value consequences of suffering a brain injury, including:

  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Disability
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Physical scarring

Even though your doctor, the hospital, and the insurance company might be sympathetic to your situation, they’ll still work incredibly hard to stand between you and the compensation you deserve. They’ll downplay the severity of your brain injury and the ways in which your life has changed since you got hurt. 

Our Georgia brain injury attorneys won’t let these tactics hurt your opportunity to recover a life-changing monetary award.

Working with trusted experts in medicine, we’ll build a compelling case that highlights your losses, establishes liability, and forces the defense to make you a reasonable settlement offer. If the doctor refuses to admit they made a mistake, our top-rated Georgia litigators will be more than ready to bring them to trial.

What’s the Statute of Limitations for Brain Injury Lawsuits in Georgia?

In situations where a brain injury is the result of medical malpractice, Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations applies to related personal injury claims.

However, there are some limited exceptions.

If there’s a reasonable delay in diagnosing a brain injury caused by medical negligence, the statute of limitations can be tolled. In these situations, you’ll have two years from the date of diagnosis.

However, you won’t have an unlimited amount of time to initiate a brain injury lawsuit. Under the state’s statute of repose, most medical malpractice brain injury claims must be filed within five years of the date of injury. This is true, even if the brain injury is not diagnosed within this timeframe.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Experienced Georgia Brain Injury Lawyers Today

Your doctor was careless, and now you’re struggling with a serious brain injury. Don’t let them off the hook. Call Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers, and discover how our Georgia brain injury lawyers can help you fight to hold them accountable for your medical bills, disability, or loved one’s wrongful death.

We’ve forced insurance companies, hospitals, and healthcare providers in Georgia to pay our clients hundreds of millions in damages. Today, we’re here to invest 50+ years of combined experience and the full force of our law firm behind your medical malpractice brain injury case. 

Reach out to one of our law offices in Georgia – conveniently located across the state in Atlanta, Albany, Columbus, Bibb County, Chatham County, Dalton, Fulton County, Savannah, Gwinnett County, and Roswell – to discuss the details of your brain injury case. Your first consultation with our brain injury attorneys in Georgia is free.