Was a medically induced injury avoidable or negligent?

Sometimes the quality of medical care that Atlanta residents receive is not up to professional standards, and causes further injury. How do you know if medical negligence caused injury to you or a loved one?

The first indication is that a person suffers an injury or an illness after a medical interaction. Oftentimes this injury or illness can vary greatly from the actual illness or injury you or a loved one were treated for. However, medical diagnoses and second opinions can help to determine negligence may have occurred with a person’s medical care. Not all instances of ineffective medical care are negligent, however. Negligence only exists if a medical facility or professional who owed a duty of care to that patient made an error that others of similar stature wouldn’t have made, and it caused injury.

Medical malpractice injury can manifest in many different ways. Be it a misdiagnosis, where a patient is diagnosed with a different ailment than they actually suffer from. Or a botched surgical operation, where a tool is left inside the patient. And medication errors, where a doctor fails to take into consideration the known medications a patient is taking and then prescribes one that has terrible side effects.

While there isn’t always a quick way to know if a medical injury is due to negligence, there are ways to find out. Checking over medical records and getting assessed by a new physician can help to answer these questions. Primarily, the number one priority should be a person’s health. Getting better is followed by seeking compensation for the injury one has suffered due to medical malpractice.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, “Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Accessed January 8, 2018

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Holding Wrongdoers Responsible

Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

Making Our Hospitals & Roads Safer

In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

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