Medical Malpractice Attorneys in the state of Georgia
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If you suffered an injury in Georgia due to a healthcare professional’s improper treatment, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical provider and recover damages for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital, or some other medical provider or entity violates its standard of care when treating a patient and causes them injury or even death. A standard of care is a generally accepted set of standards and practices used by medical professionals to treat patients suffering from a specific condition, ailment, or disorder. Standard of care varies according to the patient’s age, overall health, and other factors.
Medical Malpractice in Georgia
In Georgia, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases is two years from the date of injury or death. However, the date of the injury or death can come after the date of the incident that ultimately led to the injury or death.
When you file a lawsuit for medical malpractice in Georgia, you will be required to prove that the healthcare provider’s violation of the acceptable standard of care is what caused the injury. The state of Georgia does not currently limit damages in medical malpractice or other kinds of personal injury lawsuits, and in 2010 the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that damage caps violate the right to a jury trial established by the state’s constitution.
If you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of a doctor, nurse, or some other medical professional, contact the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd online or call
770-645-8633and schedule your free initial consultation today.