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Preventable medical errors injure or kill thousands of people each year. In fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. If your doctor injured you or someone you love you should contact an Atlanta doctor malpractice lawyer.

The Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers know that you’re struggling to understand how you were injured. You might even be blaming yourself. Don’t worry. We’ll figure out what happened. Then, we’ll help you recover the compensation you deserve. 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 with an Atlanta doctor malpractice lawyer. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

Doctor Malpractice Claims

There are many different types of doctor malpractice errors. However, not every doctor malpractice error is actionable. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers can distinguish an unpreventable injury from a preventable one. However, that decision process takes time.

For instance, it often takes 3-6 months for us to acquire your medical records. Once we obtain those records, it takes 1-2 months to analyze them. We may also need to hire a medical expert to assist us.

Unfortunately, there is a short two-year window to file Georgia medical malpractice claims. If you don’t file your doctor malpractice lawsuit before the SOL expires, the court may dismiss your case.

Therefore, you should speak with an experienced Atlanta doctor malpractice lawyer ASAP. That way, your lawyer will have sufficient time to evaluate your claim and, if necessary, file and serve your lawsuit.

Common Doctor Malpractice Cases

Doctor malpractice occurs when a doctor needlessly exposes a patient to harm. The doctor’s misconduct is typically the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. Here are some of the common doctor malpractice cases that we handle:

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are relatively rare, but harmful. If a doctor carelessly damaged your organs or left a medical instrument inside of you, you should call an Atlanta doctor malpractice lawyer.

Misdiagnosis Injuries

Some doctors fail to diagnose, or misdiagnose, serious medical conditions. In a case that we recently litigated, an OB-GYN failed to diagnose acute pancreatitis which caused a mother to suffer pancreatic failure, renal failure, vision loss, seizures, oxygen loss, vision loss, and cognitive deficits.

Birth Injuries

Babies suffer birth injuries when they’re physically harmed during the birthing process. Many birth injuries occur when the baby moves through the birth canal. Most birth injuries are relatively minor injuries. However, some newborns suffer serious birth injuries, such as nerve damage, oxygen loss, or broken bones.

If your medical provider injured your baby, call our Atlanta birth injury lawyers.

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesiologist errors are often deadly. Anesthesiologists commonly commit medical malpractice when they give too much anesthesia, or when they fail to monitor a patient’s vital signs.

Medication Errors

There are several types of harmful medication errors. For example, some doctors prescribe the wrong medications. Other doctors prescribe the wrong dosage. Some doctors operate as “pill mills” that overprescribe addictive narcotic medications.

Our Atlanta Doctor Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You

If your doctor harmed you, you should contact an Atlanta doctor malpractice lawyer. Doctor malpractice claims are expensive and time-consuming. Also, most malpractice insurers won’t offer significant settlement compensation until your case goes to trial.

Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers are the best in the business. We’ll help you recover the compensation you deserve. Just give us a call. We’re here to help you.

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 doctor malpractice lawyer.

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"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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