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Broken Trust: What to Do When You Suspect Medical Malpractice

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Today, we are fortunate to have access to numerous doctors, providers, facilities, and hospitals for our medical care. When we surrender our care to a medical provider, we expect to receive the appropriate level of care and nothing less. We trust they will give us at least the level of care all medical providers should provide in the same situation.

When something goes wrong, that trust is broken. We find ourselves questioning the care we received while wondering if we have been the victim of medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice is a professional liability claim that requires the support of a medical expert testimony. A claim arises when a medical care provider fails to meet the level of care required from a medical professional in the same situation.

Not all negative outcomes during the course of medical care are the result of medical malpractice. Determining whether there has been a violation of the standard of care that has resulted in your injury requires the review of specific facts related to your care and the careful review of another medical professional in the same field.

If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Dickinson Law Firm today for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss what you have experienced and whether you may have a potential medical malpractice case.

The Dickinson Law Firm has access to the top medical experts who can review your medical records and determine whether there has been a violation of the standard of care which justifies the initiation of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Be Aware of Filing Deadlines

Georgia has time limits on when a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. Except in very rare circumstances, Georgia law requires that a medical malpractice lawsuit be filed within two years of the date of the malpractice. Because of this strict deadline and all the work that must go into preparing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.

Maintain Records Regarding the Event and Your Injury

The sooner you gather information about your case the better. Our memory will fade as time passes. You should keep a journal regarding the event, your injuries, and your treatment. Write notes regarding persons involved in your care, the timing of events, and what you have been told about the event of your injury.

If you have suffered visible injuries, take pictures. These pictures will be helpful later in explaining your injuries to others. Make notes about your injuries and the effect they have had on your life.

Call (770) 924-8155 today to hold negligent doctors accountable.