If you or a loved one is injured due to medical malpractice, contact the Law Office of John B. Jackson. A skilled medical malpractice lawyer in Lawrenceville can help the individual by filing a legal case and pursuing compensation on their behalf. We will aggressively fight on behalf of the injured to obtain monetary rewards for numerous types of damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and lost earning potential.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are usually the most complex for attorneys. In Georgia, medical malpractice cases are often dependent on numerous complex statutes, and an attorney must be highly experienced and have knowledge of medical information.
If you’re dealing with this type of case, it’s vital that you select an experienced Georgia injury attorney to handle your claim with ease. The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Office of John B. Jackson have decades of combined experience achieving positive settlements and verdicts in our clients’ favor. We do this by ensuring that medical professionals are held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, reach out to us today by filling out our free case review form.
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Defining Medical Malpractice
When a healthcare provider does not adhere to what is accepted by the medical field as the standard of care, medical malpractice may have occurred. If this can be proved, you may be owed a settlement.
We will need to be able to demonstrate clearly that the medical facility, doctor, or nurse in question was negligent in order to establish a case for medical malpractice. They’ll also need to be able to demonstrate that this negligence directly contributed to an injury or death. The attorneys that of the law office of John B. Jackson have extensive experience with specific types of medical malpractice lawsuits, including the following and more:
- Negligent behavior by paramedics and emergency personnel when responding to an emergency
- Using or applying anesthesia incorrectly
- Medical devices, products, or supplies that are defective
- Lack of oxygen during medical procedures
- Improper diagnosis of cancer
- Carelessness by technicians taking X-rays
- Transferring a patient to an alternate hospital without correct consent
- Delaying treatment or failing to diagnose a medical issue
- Errors in testing or laboratory work
- Childbirth injuries due to the behavior of medical staff
- Infections due to contaminated surgical areas
- Improper dose or incorrect medicines administered
- Injury caused by experimental medication or treatment
Proving a Medical Malpractice Case in Lawrenceville
Our lawyers must clearly demonstrate one of the following to be able to successfully prove a medical malpractice case so that the patient can be correctly compensated for the injury:
- There was a duty of care owed to the injured party by the defendant. Defendants are often nurses, doctors, hospitals, and medical practices. These defendants are duty-bound to provide their patients with a specific level of care to keep them from being harmed.
- That the specific defendant did not fulfill this duty of care.
- That the patient was injured as a result of this breach of duty.
That the patient suffered damages due to this injury. This can include a variety of types of damage, such as medical bills, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Calculating Damages for a Lawrenceville Medical Malpractice Case
If you are filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Georgia, it’s possible to seek compensation for all of the damages that you’ve suffered. This can include lost wages, the bills for hospital stays, bills for rehabilitation costs or physical therapy, and out of pocket costs such as home health care supplies or mobility equipment such as a wheelchair. An injured patient may also be eligible to be reimbursed for future medical costs that haven’t happened yet, as long as they’re directly related to the injury itself.
Our team of lawyers will work with both medical and economic experts to clearly demonstrate the type of care that an individual with a specific injury will need, as well as documenting any costs related to ongoing treatment. These costs may represent a potential lifetime of care, so they will be adjusted for inflation.
In addition, in some cases, other losses can be awarded to individuals who are victims of medical malpractice. Our lawyers will work relentlessly to document monetary values of damages that may be less tangible, like physical pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment in activities.
Medical Malpractice that Results in Death
If a patient passes on because of medical malpractice, their surviving relatives may be able to file a claim on their behalf. This is called a wrongful death action. A wrongful death action can be filed in the state of Georgia by:
- the surviving spouse
- If there is no spouse, their surviving children
- Surviving parents if there are no children and no spouse
- If there are none of these individuals, it passes to the executor of the deceased’s estate.
Survivors may be granted the option to seek compensation for the pain and suffering that their loved one suffered before death, as well as lost retirement benefits, lost companionship, mental anguish, and the loss of future wages.
Settling a Medical Malpractice Case
Because each case is individual, there’s no all-purpose approach for this specific issue. These cases are usually quite complicated, and after a lawsuit is filed they can take a long time to fully resolve – up to years. If you feel you may have this type of case, then reach out to the law offices of John B. Jackson. Speak about it with a skilled Lawrenceville medical malpractice attorney with our practice, and they’ll provide you with an idea of what to expect.
Time Limits for Filing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
As with most personal injury cases, there is a statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. In Georgia, medical malpractice suits need to be filed within two years of the date of death if you’ve lost a loved one, or within two years of the date of the initial injury. If you wait too long to begin the process, you may miss the deadline entirely, losing the rights that you had to file a suit.
Contact the Law Office of John B. Jackson to review your case without obligation or commitment
Our talented Lawrenceville personal injury lawyers are pleased to stand up to those who’ve hurt others, including medical establishments like hospitals and pharmacies and individuals such as surgeons, nurses, doctors, and pharmacists. We will do all that we can to work with our clients to get them the compensation that they need and deserve, to help them cover the costs of injuries, medical bills, future care, and more.
Our phones are open around the clock, so you can obtain high-quality legal counsel no matter the hour. If you can’t make it in to visit us because of your injuries, allow us to visit you at the hospital or your home. We’ll speak with you about the events that have occurred and provide you with a case review free of charge.