Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims
Our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., in Atlanta, have over 35 years of experience helping clients throughout Georgia with medical malpractice claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by a medical professional’s negligence, then you probably have a lot of questions. Here, our lawyers answer some of the more frequently asked questions.
My doctor made a mistake. Can I sue my doctor for malpractice?
Any patient in Georgia who has been injured by a medical professional’s negligence might have a claim for medical malpractice. However, not all medical mistakes will amount to medical malpractice. You have to be able to show that a medical practitioner deviated from the normal standard of care and that that deviation caused you significant damage and harm.
Who is considered a medical professional for purposes of a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Any health professional or health care practitioner can be considered a medical professional for purposes of a medical malpractice lawsuit, including:
For a medical malpractice lawsuit, you have to be able to prove that some sort of doctor-patient relationship existed. If you can prove that a doctor-patient relationship was established, then you can show that the health care practitioner had an ethical and legal obligation to treat you.
Who can be held liable or responsible for my injury in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
At Hilley & Frieder, our attorneys will conduct an investigation into the cause of your injury. If your doctor was negligent, then you may have a medical negligence or malpractice claim against your doctor. However, as an employee of a health care facility, you may also have a medical malpractice claim against the medical facility. In any event, medical professionals and health care facilities carry medical malpractice insurance policies.
In addition, if a defective medical device or product contributed to your injury, then you may also have a claim against the manufacturing company. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to be able to thoroughly investigate your potential medical malpractice claim to ensure that they are holding all responsible parties liable for your injuries.
How can I prove my medical malpractice claim?
The best way to prove a medical malpractice claim in Georgia is through extensive records and documentation. Our lawyers also rely heavily on medical expert testimony to prove that the negligent doctor should have made different choices about your medical care.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help me?
A medical malpractice lawyer will investigate your case to determine who is responsible for your injuries. An attorney can also deal with any insurance companies on your behalf so that you can focus on healing and getting better. A lawyer will help you through the legal process, increase your chance for a successful claim, negotiate settlements on your behalf and take your case to court if necessary.
Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney For A Free Evaluation
At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., our medical malpractice lawyers understand that if you have been injured by a medical professional, then you probably have a lot of questions. We offer a free initial case evaluation and consultation. During this time, our team can go over the facts of your potential claims and answer your specific questions. To schedule your free appointment, call our office at 404-795-6099 or send us an email through our website.