Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Are you struggling with debilitating health issues, painful injuries, or the tragic death of a family member because a Georgia healthcare provider made a mistake? Do not hesitate to Contact the award-winning legal team at Malone Law. As an injured patient, you have rights. Our top-rated Georgia medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you take action and fight for the substantial monetary award you need and deserve.

Malone Law has been a trusted name in medical malpractice litigation across the State of Georgia for decades. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping injured patients take on powerful hospitals and insurance companies. Our results speak volumes, with hundreds of millions recovered for deserving clients like you.

Don’t let your negligent healthcare provider or the hospital off the hook for your injuries. Call our law office in Atlanta, Georgia, at (770) 390-7550 to put our nationally recognized legal team in your corner. Your first consultation is free.

How Malone Law Can Help if You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Georgia

How Malone Law Can Help if You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Georgia

Georgia’s medical malpractice laws are designed to protect hospitals and providers rather than catastrophically injured patients. In order to win your case and recover a sizable monetary award, you’ll need to enlist the help of a team of qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced Georgia medical malpractice lawyers.

That’s why Malone Law should be your first call for help.

As leaders in medical malpractice litigation with over 50 years of experience in total, we’ve demonstrated an unrivaled ability to win big for our clients and secure life-changing financial awards.

When you turn to us for help with your medical negligence action, you’ll be able to count on us to:

  • Review the results of independent inquiries conducted by the hospital and/or healthcare center where you received treatment
  • Launch a thorough independent investigation into your medical malpractice case
  • Carefully analyze hospital records, patient charts, provider notes, hospital policies and regulations, diagnostic test results, video footage, photographs, and other evidence obtained through the discovery process
  • Depose members of your healthcare team for information that can be used to bolster your claim for damages
  • Prepare an expert affidavit to demonstrate the legitimacy of your medical malpractice claim, as required by Georgia state law
  • Bring in experts and specialists to provide guidance and insight as we build your case and determine what your damages are likely worth 
  • Advocate for your best interests during settlement negotiations with the hospital and other defendants
  • Reject lowball settlement offers and bring your medical malpractice lawsuit to a jury, if necessary

Don’t worry about the cost of our award-winning legal representation when you call us for help. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Georgia work on contingency. You only pay if we win money for your case.

Contact our law office to schedule a time for a free consultation. We’ll listen to your side of the story, assess the potential strength of your claim, and help you figure out the best path forward.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Georgia law defines medical malpractice as a legal claim arising from the injury or death of a person caused by substandard “health, medical, dental, or surgical service, diagnosis, prescription, treatment, or care” rendered by a licensed healthcare provider.

More simply put, medical malpractice refers to healthcare services that fail to meet accepted standards within the medical community. Providers are expected to “bring to the exercise of his profession a reasonable degree of care and skill.” Anything less can be considered negligence.

Ultimately, healthcare professionals in Georgia have upwards of 13 years of medical education and training, depending on their specialty. When we turn to them for help, we expect that they’ll have the knowledge and expertise needed to keep us healthy and safe. Malpractice occurs when a provider fails to draw on their specialized skills and knowledge, and a patient gets hurt (or killed) as a result.

Advocating for Patients and Families in All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is generally considered to be the third leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Every year, between 250,00 and 400,000 people die because of avoidable medical errors. Millions more are injured.

At Malone Law, we fight tirelessly for victims and families in all types of medical malpractice cases, including:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Birth injury
  • Labor and delivery injury
  • Failure to treat
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Failure to prescribe necessary medication or treatment
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors

Medical errors can happen for a multitude of reasons, from staff miscommunication to provider fatigue or intoxication to hospital understaffing. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Georgia will thoroughly analyze your situation and pinpoint precisely why and how your provider made a mistake.

What Do I Have To Prove To Win a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Georgia?

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Georgia are a matter of negligence. Ultimately, you’ll have the burden of proving that your provider (or another party, like the hospital) was negligent and caused you harm.

Specifically, you must prove the following elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care because a doctor-patient relationship existed
  • The defendant breached the duty of care by not providing care that met accepted standards within the Georgia medical community
  • The defendant’s actions or failure to act were the actual and proximate cause of your injury or family member’s death, which was not a reasonably anticipated risk of your treatment, and
  • You’ve suffered damages.

Georgia law requires you to submit an expert affidavit to back up your claim. Specifically, an independent medical professional must review your situation and testify that, in their expert opinion, your healthcare provider failed to provide an appropriate level of care. 

Who Could Be Liable for Medical Negligence?

In Georgia, medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought against a:

  • Primary care physician
  • Emergency room physician
  • Surgeon
  • Specialist (e.g., OBGYN, oncologist, podiatrist)
  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner (NP)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital staff member
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hospital
  • Urgent treatment center
  • Chiropractor
  • Midwife

Ultimately, anyone who directly or indirectly contributed to negligent medical care can be liable if a patient is injured or killed.

What Damages Can I Get in a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

When you file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit in Georgia, state law gives you the opportunity to seek compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages fall into two categories.

Economic damages, intended to make up for the verifiable and projected financial losses associated with your medical malpractice case, can include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Transport to another medical facility
  • Rehabilitation
  • Other current and future medical bills
  • Nursing assistance
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Lost wages and earnings
  • Disability
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Funeral expenses

Non-economic damages, intended to help you cope with the difficult-to-value trauma of your experience, can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical scarring
  • Embarrassment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Expect pushback when you accuse your doctor or healthcare provider of malpractice. If they can’t dismiss your claim, they’ll fight to downplay your injuries and the impact the mistake has had on your life. 

Our Georgia medical malpractice attorneys will anticipate these tactics and fight to protect your rights at every turn. We’ll enlist the help of highly respected experts in medicine, finance, and psychology to provide insight as we build your case. When it’s time to negotiate a settlement, our law firm will be more than prepared to force meaningful conversations and leverage a top-dollar payment on your behalf. 

If you receive anything less, we’ll be ready to bring your fight to a jury so that you get exactly what your medical malpractice case is worth. Contact us today to learn more.

What’s the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claims in Georgia?

Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most medical malpractice lawsuits.

The clock generally begins to run on the date a medical error is made.

There are some exceptions. The statute of limitations can be tolled (paused) if there’s a reasonable delay in the discovery of your injury. 

However, a statute of repose caps the timeframe for medical malpractice litigation at five years. You must bring a claim within five years of an act of negligence or lose the right to seek compensation.

Don’t risk losing the right to demand the monetary justice you need and deserve. Call Malone Law for help as soon as you suspect that your healthcare provider made an error. We can begin to work on your medical negligence claim as soon as you ask for our help.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Your doctor made a mistake. You shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own. Call Malone Law., and discover how our award-winning Georgia medical malpractice lawyers can help you fight back.

Our legal team offers more than 50 years of combined experience and a proven ability to help injured patients stand up to powerful hospitals in Georgia and win. 

Put our experience and resources to work for you. Contact our Atlanta law office at (770) 390-7550 to set up a time for a free, no-obligation case assessment today.