Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, including costly medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. However, you’ll need help from an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney if you want the best chance at winning your case.
Contact Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC today and let us use our years of experience to help you make a recovery. Learn more about how our firm can help by calling (770) 350-2691.
What Are the Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of ways – through miscommunication and even sheer oversight. It can be committed by staff on all levels, from the nurses on the floor all the way up to the medical administration staff.
Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, has successfully represented clients in all types of med mal cases, including those involving:
- Improper use of anesthesia
- Delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
- Birth injury
- Prescription of the wrong medication
- Lab test errors
- Transfers to another hospital without consent
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Defective medical equipment
Elements of an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Case
To successfully establish your med mal claim and receive compensation for damages, you must be able to prove the following elements:
- The defendant, usually your treating physician or nurse, had a duty to provide you with a certain level of care, so as to prevent harm.
- S/he breached this duty.
- You were injured as a direct result of the breach.
- You suffered damages, such as medical expenses, due to your injury.
Since these types of cases are often subject to statutory complexities and thus require a high level of legal expertise, it is absolutely vital that you consult with a lawyer who has direct experience in these matters.
Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia
The statute of limitations for med mal cases in Georgia generally falls into one of two categories:
- Claims resulting from injury must be filed within two years from the date of the incident.
- “Failure to diagnose” claims may be granted an extension by the court, depending on the circumstances. Usually in these cases, the statute becomes active from the moment the illness is realized.
Because every case is different, contact a trusted attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and file your claim on time.
Contact an Experienced Law Firm That Puts Clients’ Needs First
Winning a medical malpractice claim may be a difficult undertaking, but it is far from impossible. The dedicated legal team at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC has acquired strong settlements and verdicts against powerful entities before. We can do the same for you. Contact our team at (770) 350-2691 for more information.