Medical Malpractice

Instances of medical malpractice destroy the livelihood and wellbeing of families across the state of Georgia each year. When medical malpractice occurs, there can be major losses - some of which are never restored. After an accident or incident leads to medical malpractice, families are left to make a decision of how best to take action for their loved one and for others who follow behind them. If you or your loved one has sustained injuries at the hands of a trusted medical professional, you need a lawyer to help you determine whether filing a medical malpractice claim is appropriate. For a risk-free initial consultation that will help you better understand your rights to relief, contact Persons Firm today.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the failure to conform to the required standard of care for the particular profession. Medical malpractice suits can be initiated against any type of medical professional. It is the right type of claim for injuries caused by your surgeon, family doctor, or dentist. The standard of care will vary across professions. Determining whether your medical professional provided the appropriate standard of care requires a determination of whether the level and type of care conformed to the care that a reasonably competent professional would have provided under similar circumstances.

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice claim can arise from a variety of circumstances that caused you or your loved one to suffer injuries. The most common forms of medical malpractice occur as a result of issues with diagnosis and improper or inadequate treatment. While our attorneys understand that diagnosing and treating a client is sometimes difficult based on the symptoms presented, we also understand the devastating consequences that failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a patient can cause. We understand that mistakes can happen, but that does not change the harmful effects and the compensation that you and your loved one deserve. Once a medical mistake occurs, a full review by competent counsel is necessary to determine the type and amount of damages that should be requested.

Recovering Damages

Generally, compensatory damages and non-economic damages are the two types of financial compensation sought in medical malpractice cases. Compensatory damages consist of monetary compensation sought for actual financial damages sustained as a result of the incident. These damages include expenses like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are for other types of damages such as pain and suffering and loss of intimacy and companionship. In some cases, punitive damages are sought, but these are moe rare, and usually come about when the medical professional’s actions were reckless.

Persons Firm: Experienced Personal Injury Litigators

The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. Clients often recommend others to the attorneys at The Persons Firm because we keep our clients informed every step of the way. If you or your loved one has been hurt by medical malpractice but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today.