Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, nursing home or other health care provider fails to exercise the minimum level of care and skill required under a particular medical situation. Although most doctors and nurses provide excellent care, medical negligence does occur and often with catastrophic consequences. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 44,000 - 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors and as many as 1,000,000 are seriously injured.
One purpose of medical malpractice lawsuits is to hold healthcare providers accountable to maintain the integrity of our healthcare system. Another purpose is to put patients back in the position that they would have been in had no malpractice occurred. Money can never make someone whole again, but it can help lessen the physical, emotional, and economic burdens caused by the medical negligence. Medical cases are complicated and take time to evaluate. If you believe that you might have a medical malpractice case,you should seek legal advice immediately.
At the Persons Firm we represent individuals and families that have been seriously injured or lost loved ones due to medical negligence. We thoroughly evaluate every medical case and are extremely selective. Limiting the number of medical cases we handle allows each client we represent the full benefit of our time and resources. Prior to founding the Persons Firm, Ben Persons spent years working at one of Atlanta's most prestigious law firms defending doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes in medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Persons uses his unique insight and relationships with experts at some of the Nation's top hospitals and universities to achieve excellent results for those seriously injured or killed by medical negligence. At the Persons Firm we handle a large variety of medical malpractice cases which include:
- Foreign objects left inside patients during surgery
- Failure to diagnose/treat infections, leading to disfigurement,amputation and/or death
- Failure to timely diagnose cardiac problems, such as heart attacks
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Inadequate nursing care causing decubitus ulcers (bed sores)
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth trauma causing brain injury or death