What happens next when a Georgia doctor commits a medical error?
Georgia residents know that whenever we feel there is something wrong with our health, there are doctors or physicians who can assess our medical condition and give us the best possible treatment. Every time we step inside a hospital, we expect that these doctors will follow this standard of care. Sadly, that is not always the case. Doctors are human, and they sometimes make mistakes. But, each time a doctor or healthcare provider commits a mistake, a patient suffers.
Medical errors can lead to the worsening of a patient's condition, including infections, spinal cord damage, brain injuries and other debilitating injuries. In severe cases, a patient can die as a result of medical malpractice. The untimely death of a person due to a medical error can devastate the surviving family members. The death may have been prevented if the doctor had followed the correct standard procedures. Some of the most common types of medical errors are medication errors, surgical errors, emergency room negligence and failure to diagnose. If your loved one died as a result of a medical error, you and your family may be entitled to awards and damages.
We have been handling medical malpractice cases for many years now and we understand that filing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider can be costly. Nonetheless, filing a lawsuit is the only way for you to obtain the awards and damages that you deserve. If you think that you and your family have substantial evidence that can prove a doctor's negligence, you may speak with a knowledgeable legal professional in order for your case to be assessed.