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Understanding Medical Malpractice: When It Is and When It Isn't

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over 250,000 people die of medical malpractice each year. It happens when medical providers and hospitals fail to skillfully help us recover from accidents, injuries, diseases, and illnesses. When they fail to act skillfully, medical professionals can cause unnecessary complications and terrible suffering. Most of the time, these mistakes were preventable. When this rare event happens, medical providers must be held accountable for the harm they caused.

It’s not easy to say if a medical error rises to the level of medical malpractice. That’s why it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice firm, well-equipped with the knowledge and resources to be able to determine if there has been medical malpractice. At the Dickinson Law Firm, we have years of experience in evaluating and litigating medical malpractice cases.

Medical Malpractice Caused By Negligence

Negligence is a word commonly used in the legal field. Medical negligence happens when a medical facility or provider fails to skillfully provide the care a medical professional should have given. This medical negligence does not have to be caused by a doctor directly. It could be caused by any medical professional working in a doctor’s office or hospital. The hospital or facility has a responsibility to create a system for its employees to skillfully care for the needs of the patient. Sometimes that system breaks down.

Medical negligence is almost always preventable if the medical facility had the appropriate systems in place, designed to protect and properly care for the needs of its patients. When the medical facility or hospital fails to have the proper systems in place and train its staff and enforces its own safety rules, medical malpractice happens, and innocent people suffer.

Our firm will gather and review your medical records and consult with medical experts to determine if there were any errors in your care and if the actions or inactions of your medical provider fell below their duty to provide skillful medical care.

In cases of potential medical malpractice, the medical provider’s actions will be thoroughly reviewed. Our attorney’s along with medical experts will determine whether or not the doctor actions fell within the standard of care of a similarly skilled and educated medical professional.

In evaluating a potential medical malpractice case, the extent of the damage on the individual will be considered as well. The patient must have suffered significant physical or emotional damage before a strong case for medical malpractice can be considered.

In Georgia, any medical malpractice case must be filed and served within two years of the alleged malpractice which caused the injury. It is vital for legal professionals to look into the matter as quickly as possible.

If you believe like medical malpractice is the cause of your injuries, we urge you to contact The Dickinson Law Firm, so that we can adequately evaluate your potential case.

If you were injured due to the negligence of another, please contact us today at (770) 924-8155 to learn more about your rights.