If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence? Medical professionals often time fail to perform their duty owed to the patient and don't provide the high standard of care that is expected from them. If another health-care provider would not have done what your doctor did when under similar circumstances, then it could be said that your medical care provider was negligent. In 2012 alone, there was a medical malpractice payout that occurred approximately every 43 minutes, which comes to a grand total of over $3 billion. These statistics are alarmingly high and we want to make sure that you are not a part of the group of victims who go without restitution. In many cases, medical malpractice victims don't know what to do first or who to turn to in their time of need. Don't lose hope! There is something you can do to recover compensation for the physical, emotional and financial damages that you have suffered. Speak with an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today about filing a claim for medical negligence.
If your provider's negligence resulted in your injury or the death of your loved one, then a medical malpractice claim could exist. If you, as the patient, had a bad experience and landed at an undesirable outcome, then you don't necessarily have grounds to file a medical negligence claim. In some cases, patients make a mistake and they fail to follow their doctor's orders. Proving fault in medical malpractice cases can be difficult, which is why it is very important that you carefully document your injuries and your treatment in your records. These records can act as proof and can further support your claim. If you were injured by a negligent healthcare professional and you decided to treat your injuries at home, then there would be no solid evidence to give in court.
You must also be aware that there is a statute of limitations, or a deadline, when it comes to filing a lawsuit for medical negligence. These limitations vary from state to state, so be sure to ask a medical malpractice attorney who is licensed in the state of Georgia. Due to the high number of medical malpractice lawsuits that are filed every year, there has been a limit put on the amount of damages that can be awarded to malpractice victims. For people who have suffered catastrophic injuries, this limited amount of compensation may not be enough to cover all of the damages. If you need assistance recovering full compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain & suffering and other damages, please don't hesitate to contact our firm. The Tolson Firm, LLC has litigated a large number of multi-million dollar cases and we will help you maximize your injury settlement!