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Medical providers must keep their patients safe from needless harm. If a medical provider injured you, you may feel violated. You may also wonder if you can sue your provider for the harm they caused. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers will ease your suffering and help you obtain justice. Just give us a call. We’re here to help you.

Our Atlanta injury lawyers have successfully represented medical malpractice victims for decades. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

Common Medical Provider Errors

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider needlessly injures a patient. Typical medical malpractice errors include:

  • Diagnostic errors – Medical providers must accurately and timely identify their patients’ health problems. Also, they must explain their diagnoses to their patients.
  • Treatment errors – Medical providers must safely perform surgeries and tests.
  • Aftercare errors – Doctors must closely monitor post-operative patients to minimize infection risks.
  • Health management errors – One of the leading causes of medical errors is a communication breakdown between medical providers.

If your medical provider injured you, you should contact our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers. We’ll evaluate your potential claim as soon as we have all of your medical records.

How To Prove A Medical Malpractice Claim

Successful medical malpractice claims demonstrate the following three facts:

  • Provider error – The medical provider breached the applicable standard of care. You must obtain a sworn statement from a relevant medical expert to prove that breach. We’ll help you find the right expert for your case.
  • Injury – The medical provider’s carelessness injured you. You typically need a causation expert to link the misconduct to your injury. We’ll help you find a causation expert, as well.
  • Damages – You suffered damages. Damages include pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost income.

Many patients suffer bad outcomes that aren’t actionable. For instance, if your injury was a “known risk” of the procedure, your claim may fail. Also, a physician may make a mistake that didn’t cause a specific bad outcome. If you’re unsure whether the doctor caused your injury, you should call our injury lawyers.

Common Med Mal Claims That We Handle

Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers typically handle the following cases:

We’re glad to chat with you even if your injury isn’t covered by one of those categories. It may be a case we can handle. Just give us a call.

We’ll listen to your story and answer your questions. Next, we’ll investigate how you were injured. Then, we’ll consult with a causation expert. If that expert determines you have a good case, our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers will help you win justice.

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Medical Malpractice Damages

Medical malpractice victims typically suffer major losses. For instance, some victims are unable to work for an extended time period. Other victims suffer long-term impairments. We’ll make sure that your damages are fully evaluated before we settle your claim.

Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers can help you recover the following damages:

Fatal Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence can be deadly. If you recently lost a loved one due to inadequate medical care, contact Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers.

Wrongful death claims enable you to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s care and companionship. If the deceased was your family’s breadwinner, you can also recover damages to cover your lost household income. Additionally, funeral expenses are recoverable.

Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers will fight for the very best result. That way, you can focus your energy on recovering from your grief.

"When I felt all hope was lost, I contacted Graham Scofield to see if he could represent me. He immediately called me back and thoroughly reviewed with me the case. He was the most patient, kind, sympathetic and the upmost professional attorney throughout the entire process. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the law and was creative when the case worked through the twists and turns. He was also a heck of a fighter for me and got me more settlement than I was expecting. I only wish I called him sooner! Thank you so much Graham, you are an amazing lawyer!!"
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Medical Malpractice Claim Filing Deadline

There is a two-year deadline (statute of limitations) to file Georgia medical malpractice claims. The Georgia statute of limitations (SOL) usually doesn’t begin to run until the victim “discovers” that they have a legal claim. Indeed, many medical malpractice victims don’t discover their injuries until several months after the physician’s error occurred.

However, medical malpractice victims don’t have an unlimited amount of time to file their claims. They must file their claims no later than five years after the malpractice incident, regardless of when they discovered their injury. If the medical malpractice victim doesn’t file their lawsuit before the SOL expires, they’re out of luck.

There are some exceptions to Georgia’s medical malpractice SOL. For instance, if you requested your medical records and your medical provider refused to produce them, the SOL is tolled until you receive the records.

However, most SOL exceptions are often difficult to prove. Therefore, you should always try to file your medical malpractice lawsuit long before the SOL expires.

Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help You

It’s devastating when you’re injured by a medical provider or healthcare facility that you trusted. Your injuries may plague you for the rest of your life. Therefore, you deserve to be fully compensated.

At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, we will tirelessly fight for you to obtain justice. Just give us a call. We’re here to help you.

We represent individuals throughout the Atlanta metro area. We work on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t pay us until we win your case.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer.