Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Aggressive Malpractice Attorneys Serving Jonesboro, Riverdale, Atlanta, Morrow, Stockbridge and Augusta
We are never more vulnerable – and never in greater need of someone’s very best care – than when we are injured or ill.
We all depend on doctors to help us heal, and we enter their offices with a universal understanding: They know what they’re doing.
The disturbing reality, though, is that medical professionals can and do make mistakes. In fact, those mistakes happen much more often than you might realize. Medical malpractice journals are filled with distressing tales of patients whose lives are made worse by the doctors who they trusted to make them better.
Those mistakes happen for many different reasons. Often, it’s simple carelessness. Doctors are busy people, and they see a lot of patients. It’s easy to get charts mixed up, overlook red-flag symptoms, or rush to assumptions.
Like anyone else, medical professionals are humans too. Whether it’s a physician, dentist, nurse, or any other care provider, every professional is subject to the imperfection inherent in being human.
But doctors have an important safeguard against those imperfections: Carefulness. Stated differently, the best way to avoid carelessness is to be careful. It’s a simple notion, but one that the law takes very seriously.
In Georgia, the duty to be careful is assigned by law to the medical professional. This means that your hospitals, doctors, and medical teams have a stern legal responsibility to treat you with caution, consider every reasonable possibility, avoid mistakes, and keep you safe.
When they mess up and cause you illness or injury – even if it was by complete accident – they are liable for those damages. That’s the law in Georgia. It exists because patients are otherwise helpless, and they must be protected against irresponsible behavior.
We believe that medical malpractice is a serious infraction that must be understood in terms of the full range of suffering that it causes. Injured patients often feel the brunt of medical malpractice in every aspect of their lives, and they deserve compensation for all those hardships and losses.
In the very worst cases, patients even lose their lives as a result of physician error. When that happens, we are here to offer compassion, assistance, and relief. We fight for families impacted by wrongful death and demand that they see justice – including the largest possible financial recovery under the law.
If you or someone you love has been hurt after a visit to the doctor or hospital, the aggressive Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. can help.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice in Georgia
Medical malpractice is relevant in any case where someone has suffered a setback, illness, injury, or hardship because a medical professional (or medical organization) fell short of the industry’s high standard of care.
Physicians aren’t the only ones facing potential liability. Defendants in these cases may include:
- Primary care physicians
- Emergency Room staff
- Medical care facilities
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
- Much more
Common examples of medical malpractice in Georgia include:
- Mixing up a patient’s charts
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Prescribing the wrong dose
- Failing to take a patient’s symptoms or complaints seriously
- Failing to monitor a patient for known potential complications
- Birth injuries related to pregnancy, labor, or delivery
- Missing the signs of stroke, heart attack, cancer, or other deadly conditions
- Anesthesia errors / overdose
- Failing to detect potential interactions in medications
- Taking an incomplete medical history before commencing treatment
- Failing to conduct the necessary tests
- Errors when reading or interpreting test results
- Failing to clearly communicate important instructions, test results, or diagnoses to patients
These are only a few of the most common kinds of medical malpractice. We understand that every situation is unique, and a doctor’s conduct in your specific circumstances may very well constitute negligence even if it doesn’t resemble the scenarios we’ve described above.
Whatever your experience has been, our aggressive Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys can help you make a bold stand for justice. We’re here to fight for you so that you can focus on your healing, both physically and emotionally.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Jonesboro, Riverdale and Augusta, GA
If you or someone you know has suffered damages because of a medical professional’s careless mistakes, we can help. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys online or by calling 770-978-6711 to get started today.