Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Care
Medical malpractice is serious business. An error by your doctor can be life threatening and have permanent long term effects. When a doctor, nurse or hospital makes an error whether on purpose or not, and it has serious consequences to your health, this is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can occur with child and babies too. If you experienced any problems during the birth of your baby that has affected his/her health, this may be medical malpractice. If you think you or a family member may have been victims of medical malpractice, call theAtlanta personal injury lawyers at The Berry Law Group today.
The Berry Law Group feels strongly about medical malpractice cases and wants to do everything they can to help those affected by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice injuries are often very serious and can include birth defects, malfunctioning organs and even death. Call us today and you will get a hardworking lawyer who will examine your case and get professional opinions in order to build your case. We work hard to get out clients the justice they deserve so they can work on getting their lives back to normal.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Who Will Fight For You
When you are injured in a medical malpractice case you will likely have a lot of medical bills from other doctors. In some cases you may have to have the error fixed with additional surgeries or procedures and in other cases you may require a lifetime of treatment and care. Whatever your recover requires it is likely to be expensive. You and your family should not suffer any more than necessary and should not feel the financial burden of your injuries. In addition to medical bills, you will probably have to miss time from work in order to get treatment for your injuries. In some severe cases, you may not be able to work for a long period of time or every again.
With the help of a medical malpractice lawyer you can recover money for your medical bills and time missed from work. In many medical malpractice cases you may even recover extra for your pain and suffering. This is most common in cases of permanent injury or for conditions which will require a lifetime of care. If you want to find out more about compensation call us for a free consultation at (678) 677-2263.
Medical Malpractice Law
Medical malpractice can occur in many different situations. Even if the error was not on purpose it does not excuse it. Doctors, nurses and hospitals in all can perform medical malpractice. There are three main areas of medical malpractice. They are as follows:
Surgical Error – If the doctor or hospital makes an error during your surgery, it could have very serious consequences. Errors happen too frequently and some of the most serious ones occur during surgery. From time to time you here urban myths about doctors leaving instruments and sandwiches inside patients, but it does in fact happen. Some of the most common errors include performing surgery or removing the wrong organ, puncturing an organ, performing surgery on the wrong side of the body, perforating the bowels, and even errors made during the birth of your child. Atlanta hospitals can make errors by mixing up patients or medication dosages causing serious side effects and even death.
Negligence – When you are not given the proper care that is needed while at a hospital or doctor's office it is called negligence. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff are trusted to take care of you when you are in the hospital. Most patients in hospitals are bedridden and require assistance with everything from eating to using the bathroom. The staff needs to make sure all patients are well taken care of. When patients are not properly taken care of, it is called neglect and it is considered malpractice. It is negligent to ignore patients who need care and the results can be very bad. Patients can develop bedsores, become malnourished or dehydrated or even die.
Misdiagnosis – This can also include a late diagnosis. This is most important in cases of fast moving viruses like meningitis and cancers like breast and prostate. When you see a doctor they need to look for signs of the most serious conditions first. Even if they finally diagnose the real illness, it may be too late to do anything about it. This is a very sad and unfortunate event, but doctors should be aware of the symptoms of the most serious diseases and illnesses and test for those first. Some strains of meningitis move very rapidly and the delay of diagnosis for even 24 hours could be the difference between life and death for a patient.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a surgical error, negligence or a misdiagnosis, make sure you understand your rights. The Berry Law Group is here to help you stand up to hospitals and doctor's offices that have harmed you.
Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Losing a loved one or being seriously injured due to a doctor or hospital error is a sad time for you and your family. At The Berry Law Group we understand that you may be suffering right now but it is important to remember that in Georgia there are strict time limits to filing a medical malpractice claim. Call us right now to get a Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer and begin the process. Medical malpractice is a difficult and confusing area of law so you are going to want the best medical malpractice lawyer you can get. We will handle the insurance company so you don't have to and work towards getting you a settlement that you feel is fair. Medical malpractice cases can have serious consequences and need to be taken seriously. Call The Berry Law Group right now and show them just how serious you are.