What Do We Do at The Tolson Firm, LLC?
Medical Malpractice Firm Serving the Victims of Atlanta
The Tolson Firm, LLC proudly represents the catastrophically injured and the families of victims of wrongful death. The injuries and deaths result from medical malpractice, premises liability, trucking accidents, train wrecks, and other acts of negligence. The Tolson Firm, LLC is a boutique law firm with specific areas of practice. The firm focuses on the representation of the catastrophically injured. We carefully select the cases that we accept so that we can provide our clients with the individualized attention they deserve, with an eye toward achieving a resolution to their cases in the shortest amount of time possible, while still maximizing their results.
In order to better understand what we do, it's important for you to gain a good grasp of what medical malpractice is and how it affects you. Medical malpractice refers to a breach of duty of a medical professional such as an obstetrician, a surgeon, or a nurse that causes undue harm, injury or death to the patient. Every year, thousands of people are killed by medical errors in the United States, causing an average of between 15,000 and 19,000 malpractice lawsuits annually between 2002 and 2006. In 2006, 15,843 malpractice payments were received, with the most common reasons for malpractice suits being for diagnosis and surgery and treatment. (The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Practitioner Data Bank 2006 Annual Report)
With medical malpractice claims, the plaintiff is the patient, or in the cases of a wrongful death law suit, either the executor or the administrator of the deceased person's estate is the plaintiff. The defendant in these cases is the health care provider, and that term is used rather loosely. It may include a physician, an oncologist, a gynecologist, a surgeon, a dentist, a nurse or even a therapist. In order for a medical malpractice claim to be successful, the defendant must prove four elements of the negligence tort including:
- A legal duty existed where the hospital or health care provider was caring for the patient.
- A duty was breached and the provider failed to perform the standard level of care.
- That breach of duty was the cause of the injury.
- Damage must have incurred, because without damage (losses), there is no valid basis for a claim, regardless of negligence.
How an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You
Due to the fact that medical malpractice cases are highly complex, they require that a professional law firm that deals with these types of cases on a regular basis handles them. At The Tolson Firm, LLC, because we deal exclusively in medical malpractice claims, we have a sharp eye for detecting medical negligence, as well as those actions taken by physicians and hospitals to conceal unethical, dishonest or negligent actions. Because of the complex nature of these cases, many other firms don't have the patience or tenacity to see medical malpractice cases through to the finish.
Every medical malpractice case we take on is as unique as our clients themselves. Since every case is different, there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach to these types of cases. Because of the complex nature of medical malpractice claims, it's vital that we carefully and meticulously collect all relevant evidence in a timely manner. Many such cases require an in-depth analysis of medical records, as well as any test results, cat scans, X-rays and other charts and testimony of all parties involved. Because of the fact that our firm dedicates its entire practice to the field of medical negligence and malpractice, we are confident that after a review of your case, that we can advise you of whether or not your case meets the legal requirements for a medical malpractice claim.
We want to inform our prospective clients that it's absolutely critical that they understand that both wrongful death and medical malpractice cases have what is called a
statute of limitations. This means that you have a time limit for which you can file your claim, and if you fail to file a claim within Georgia's statute of limitations, then you lose your right to file a claim permanently. For this reason alone, the moment that you suspect negligence on behalf of your health care provider, or if something isn't sitting right with you, then we urge you to contact our firm immediately to discuss the details of your case.
At The Tolson Firm, LLC, we don't rush our clients' cases to conclusion. We strategically limit the number and types of cases that we will accept so that each case is able to progress in the most efficient manner possible. This allows our clients to resolve their legal matters and begin to move on with their lives. Contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our firm for the highest level of personal commitment and legal skill in injury claims involving medical malpractice. We are located at 2890 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.