MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS SERVING ATLANTA
While the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at WILLIAMS ELLEBY handle medical injury claims across the State of Georgia, we are proud to focus much of our work helping victims of medical negligence in Atlanta. Due to laws that make it very expensive to pursue medical malpractice cases, our firm only accepts Atlanta medical malpractice cases involving death or serious permanent injuries.
FINDING THE BEST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY IN ATLANTA
There is no shortage of attorneys in the Atlanta metro area. However, medical malpractice is a complex area of the law. When you pursue a claim for malpractice, you may benefit from the guidance of an attorney knowledgeable of in both the legal and medical fields.
A medical malpractice attorney with experience handling claims similar to yours could benefit your case tremendously. These malpractice claims are governed by rules and laws unique to malpractice cases, so prior experience is absolutely necessary. Building a winning case can be challenging. For example, proving medical errors occurred in an emergency room can differ dramatically from proving non-emergency claims.
To succeed in your effort to recover compensation, you must establish that the doctor, nurse, or medical facility breached the standard of care owed to you. In most medical malpractice cases, this will involve hiring an expert witness. To prevail in your case, the expert must testify that the defendant failed to provide adequate care required by Georgia statute O.C.G.A. § 51-1-27. This statute states:
A person professing to practice surgery or the administrating of medicine for compensation must bring to the exercise of his profession a reasonable degree of care and skill. Any injury resulting from a want of such care and skill shall be a tort for which a recovery may be had.
Identifying the ideal expert for your case is difficult if you don’t know where to look. Thankfully, the skilled attorneys with WILLIAMS ELLEBY have relationships with experienced experts who can review your case and offer sound advice on the applicable standard of care.
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN ATLANTA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES
No two negligent medical injuries are the same. Some result from fatigued or intoxicated doctors, while others are caused by paperwork issues or understaffing. Regardless of the cause, medical malpractice injuries can be sorted into several general categories. Common forms of medical mistakes include:
- Anesthesiology errors
- Medication errors
- Obstetrical errors and birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer or infections
- Surgical errors
- Failure to provide timely care
Every doctor in Georgia takes an oath to do no harm to their patient. The vast majority of medical professionals work to ensure their patients are healthy and get the care they need. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes just like the rest of us — and their mistakes can be deadly. Medical errors are an unfortunate reality, and they often result in serious injury. If you believe you or a family member have sustained an injury due to medical malpractice, you may benefit from discussing the facts of your case with an experienced malpractice lawyer.
CONTACT WILLIAMS ELLEBY TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR ATLANTA AREA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS
If you sustained an injury due to the negligence or neglect of a doctor, nurse, or medical facility, contact WILLIAMS ELLEBY right way. You can call 833-LEGALGA to schedule your free initial consultation any time.