We place a tremendous amount of trust in our healthcare providers, often when we are at our most vulnerable. And while most healthcare professionals go above and beyond when providing treatment, things can still go wrong. You may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered harm due to a medical professional’s negligence. We can help you determine whether you have a claim and discuss your options.

Why Medical Malpractice Cases Are So Difficult

Most non-lawyers can understand the basics of a personal injury case. In many cases, they may be able to identify whether or not the other party was negligent and intuitively understand what damages they are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases, however, involve situations where the injured person and family are at a disadvantage. These cases often involve catastrophic injuries as a result of the acts of a healthcare professional who has had years of specialized medical education and experience beyond the knowledge of non-medical people. These cases nearly always involve highly technical medical terminology. In addition, the injured person and their family were likely unable to observe the negligence when it occurred. All they know is that they are experiencing pain or worse following their treatment.

However, the challenges in medical malpractice claims go beyond the surface. One of the most challenging dynamics of these cases is the complex legal standard by which they are measured. The fact that the treatment was unsuccessful or resulted in side effects or complications does not mean that there was medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider fails to provide treatment consistent with the standard of care as determined by what a medical provider with the same training and experience would do in the same situation. And, to even file a medical malpractice case in Georgia, a medical provider who practices in the area of the malpractice must provide an affidavit stating that there was a breach of the appropriate standard of care. In short, you will likely need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to assess whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim.

What Your Medical Malpractice Case May Be Worth

If you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, you are entitled to be made whole under the law. This means that you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Your medical expenses, including any medical expenses incurred for corrective treatment as well as any other future medical expenses
  • Your lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of the malpractice, whether on a temporary or permanent basis
  • The physical pain and mental anguish you have experienced as a result of the medical malpractice

At HTL, we will fight to recover everything you are entitled to receive under Georgia law for compensation due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare professional.

You Need to Take Action Now

Generally, in Georgia, you have two years from the date you received treatment to pursue your medical malpractice claim. While there are exceptions to this rule, the reality is that two years is much less time than you may think to investigate and prosecute a medical malpractice claim. And the longer you wait to pursue your case, the harder it will be to gather the evidence you need to support your claim.

Talk to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Hoffer Trial Lawyers, LLC

The best thing to do for yourself if you have experienced medical malpractice is to contact someone who can help. At HTL, we understand the challenges you are facing, and more importantly, we know how to conquer them. Call or email us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and how we can help.