Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorney
Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Anyone in the medical profession, including doctors, nurses, and other professionals, has a responsibility to uphold certain standards of care. If they fail to do so, and serious injuries or wrongful deaths result, they could be held liable for any and all damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Ralph Scoccimaro Law Group can meet with anyone, free of charge, to discuss and evaluate a potential claim involving medical malpractice. Our lawyers are paid by a contingency fee — which is contingent upon and when our client obtains a financial recovery by settlement or judgment.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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We can help people throughout Georgia who have been victimized by:
Birth injury: cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hypoxia
Failure to diagnose cancer or other serious conditions
Surgery mistake, surgical error
Prescription drug error
Nursing home abuse
Emergency room error
We should warn you, however, that it has traditionally been difficult to sue doctors in Georgia. After the landmark case Dow Chemical vs. Daubert, new tort reform laws were passed that further restricted a patient’s ability to reasonably recover in medical malpractice lawsuits.
But do not let this discourage you — if you believe you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury because of a negligent medical professional, you should see an attorney for a free initial consultation as soon as possible. The sooner you get the help of a medical malpractice lawyer, the better will be the attorney’s ability to preserve evidence and build a winning case.
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Schedule a free initial consultation with our Georgia medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. We help people throughout South Georgia, including Albany, Leesburg, Dawson, Americus, Cordele, Tifton, Thomasville, Blakely, Donaldsonville, Camilla, Pelham, Moultrie, Cairo, Bainbridge, Valdosta, Ashburn, Adel, and Sylvester.
Medical Malpractice FAQ
Georgia Medical Malpractice FAQ
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, takes place when a hospital, doctor, nurse, dentist, lab tech or other healthcare provider fails to perform standard duties like those with similar training or experience, resulting in harm to a patient. Medical malpractice can apply to misdiagnosis, errors of surgery, mistakes and negligence.
What are common causes of malpractice?
- Mishandling of patient records
- Misread x-ray,
- CT scan, or other test result
- Failure to properly diagnose a condition in a timely fashion
- Failure to promptly respond to patient symptoms
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
How do I know if my healthcare provider committed malpractice?
Doctors and other medical providers often fail to, or refuse, to answer questions about what went wrong with a procedure, medication or diagnosis. A medical malpractice attorney can review your medical records, explain the legal process and advise whether your situation has legal merit. If you or a loved one believe you have a medical negligence claim, contact the medical malpractice law firm of Brown & Scoccimaro, P.C., for a free medical negligence consultation.
I signed a consent form. Does this mean I have I waived my rights?
Except in cases of extreme emergency, medical treatment must be provided with the patient’s informed consent. Patients sign a general consent form upon hospital admission. A more specific consent form is signed prior to invasive procedures or operations. These forms indicate that the doctor has fully explained the medical problem, treatment and risks. The patient had an opportunity to ask questions. If a doctor fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, a consent form does not waive a patient’s right to bring a medical malpractice claim against the healthcare provider
What should I do if I suspect that malpractice has occurred?
Don’t accuse or insult health care providers. Document everything that happens. Consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help you review your medical records, explain the legal process to you, and advise you. If the treatment is ongoing, consider requesting a transfer to another hospital or physician for medical treatment.
Is misdiagnosis always considered malpractice?
A misdiagnosis may be considered malpractice if your doctor neglects to do the following:
- Get a medical history
- Recognize the symptoms of an illness
- Order appropriate tests for your symptoms
- Properly read, or fully take into account test results
Are some conditions easy to misdiagnose if the proper tests aren’t ordered?”]Some of the medical conditions that are most often misdiagnosed include the following:
- fetal distress
- heart attacks
- pulmonary embolism
- meningitis in a young child.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Yes, time is of the essence. You should contact an experienced malpractice lawyer as soon as you suspect medical malpractice in order to protect your rights.
Georgia Medical Malpractice FAQ
Auto accidents, boat wrecks, pedestrian accidents, motorcycles and drunk driver accidents.
Bus accidents, train crashes, elevator malfunction, subway accidents and other common carrier accidents.
Collisions with cars, Collisions with Trucks, Collisions with other vehicles, single-bike accidents.
Nursing Home Abuse
Neglect, Bedsores, Dehydration, Malnutrition, Failure to monitor and Medication errors.
Birth injuries, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, ER errors, Prescription drug errors.
Defective products, Dangerous construction, Poor product design, Negligence, faulty products
Slips and fall, Inadequate security, Inadequate lighting, Falling objects, Mantraps, Dog bites and other.
Workers’ Compensation cases, including on-the-job injuries or occupational diseases, regardless of who was at fault
Any case in which someone’s death is due to the negligence of another person or organization.
Dangerous toys, Defective child seats, Dog bites, Drowning, Playground injury, Day care negligence
Crashes with tractor trailers, Truck driver fatigue, Weight violations, Sleep apnea, Negligent hiring, impaired driving
Back injury, Neck injury, Spinal cord injury, Brain injury, Paralysis, and Amputation.
Ralph Scoccimaro Law Group will litigate truck accident and trucking injury cases so you receive the greatest possible money recovery. This goes for Georgia and any other state. Ralph Scoccimaro specializes in trucking accident law and also protects clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents, boating accidents by drunk driver and unsafe drivers, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and highway construction and building construction accidents. No matter what your injury, if you were not at fault, Ralph Scoccimaro Law Group will represent you to the best of our ability.
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