Thomasville Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Thomasville and the Surrounding Areas
When you or a loved one have a debilitating illness or injury, you put your faith in a team of medical professionals to assist you with your ailments. These individuals are responsible for your care, whether it be prescribing you the appropriate medication, facilitating a surgery, or determining a diagnosis. It is therefore devastating to discover that your care was compromised in some way, leading to terrible repercussions, such as serious & catastrophic injuries. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, time is of the essence. Reach out to a skilled and compassionate Thomasville Medical Malpractice Attorney for sound legal guidance as soon as possible. Georgia has applicable statutes of limitations regarding the filing of personal injury suits.
Proving Medical Negligence
Members of the medical community are held to a higher standard of care than an ordinary person. Therefore, if a breach of duty occurs while providing medical advice or medical services, these individuals in the medical community could be held liable for their actions or inaction in addressing a patient concern. However, in order to bring a claim for damages, a medical professional must have failed to meet this higher standard of care, and there must be a link between this breach of the standard of care and the resulting injury.
The breach of the medical duty of care essentially means that the doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional acted in a negligent manner. This can include the following:
- Surgery errors
- Medication errors
- Other healthcare errors
The experience of medical malpractice can be devastating for a family. Aside from treating a loved one’s resulting injuries (on top of an existing illness or injury), the instance of medical malpractice reduces confidence and trust in the medical community. It is important to keep in mind that not every issue resulting in further injuries reaches the level of medical malpractice. Therefore, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs to determine your options and discuss the facts of your claim.
Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Claims
In Thomasville and all of Georgia, a claim for medical malpractice may be brought against the individual medical professionals, or against the organization as a whole. Large hospitals and other healthcare organizations will work hard to defend the actions of their medical professionals, and it is, therefore, important to discuss the specific facts of your case very closely with your Thomasville personal injury lawyer. Your health is your livelihood, and if the actions of another caused you to have severe consequences to your health and your quality of life, it is important to ensure all relevant facts are included in your claim.
A claim for damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Personal injury claims for medical malpractice may take many forms, depending on the injury. Each claim will need to prove that an injury occurred which otherwise would not have occurred, but for the actions of the medical professional.
Reach Out to The Rodd Firm, Your Thomasville Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is a unique part of personal injury lawsuits, and victims must question the actions of different healthcare professionals in providing care. If you have a loved one were injured based on the actions of a medical professional, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the professional, or the institution. Contact our Thomasville, Georgia office today for your initial free consultation.