Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Brunswick, GA
If injured by the mistakes of a doctor, you may be able to bring a claim against the doctor or the medical care facility to seek compensation for your injury. Medical malpractice cases are often complex and very difficult to prove. It is important to have a skilled and experienced Brunswick medical malpractice lawyers on your side. At Strom Law Firm, we have experience representing victimized patients, and we want to fight for you in the event you are injured by a doctor or medical staff.
The Civil Justice Resource Group estimates that 65,000 to 200,000 deaths occur due to medical mishaps every year. This means that medical malpractice victimizes the equivalent of one percent of all hospital patients.
Medical Malpractice Defined
Medical malpractice is defined as doing that which the reasonably prudent health care provider or health care institution would not do or not doing that which the reasonably prudent health care provider or health care institution would do in the same or similar circumstances. When undertaking medical treatment and procedures, medical providers must adhere to steps that a reasonably prudent provider would take or not take.
If a doctor happens to be a specialist in a particular field, that doctor should make judgments that a similarly situated specialist would make.
Medical Malpractice Examples
Medical providers, nursing home staff, or doctors fail to meet their relevant standard of care in different ways. At Strom Law Firm, our Brunswick Medical Malpractice Lawyers have seen many types of medical malpractice:
- Anesthesia errors. Too often, mistakes are made during the administration of anesthesia, and the consequences can be devastating. A mistake by an anesthesiologist can cause significant brain damage and sometimes death. Some mistakes include failing to be properly informed of the patient’s medical needs or surgical history, as well as failure to properly monitor vital signs.
- Birthing injury. Mothers and newborns can be victims of medical malpractice before, during, and after birth.
- A Failure to diagnose. Sometimes, even with all of the necessary information available, a doctor may fail to diagnose a serious injury or life-threatening disease. They may even make an incorrect diagnosis.
- Prescription mistakes. A provider may prescribe medicine that is harmful to the patient due to either the type of medication or the amount of medication.
- Surgical malpractice. A surgeon may leave a medical instrument or other foreign objects in a patient’s body after surgery.
- Abandonment of care
- Failure to adequately describe the risks of certain treatments or procedures to a patient. Informed consent first requires that the patient be informed and fully understand potential outcomes.
All medical injuries are unique, and whether a medical provider has committed malpractice will depend on the individual facts of the case. You should contact a lawyer immediately if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice.
Developing a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are complex. Preparation is key, but we handle all of the hard work. You will likely need an expert witness to testify to information that is outside the realm of common knowledge. We will find the right medical experts for your case to ensure that the jury can understand your doctor’s mistakes.
Expert testimony is necessary to prove that the medical provider’s actions or omissions were the cause of your injuries.
We have spent years developing relationships with high-quality and reliable expert witnesses. Your lawyer will select the right expert for your situation.
Medical facilities and providers are often stubborn about what information they are willing to turn over to a plaintiff. It is important to push for every relevant record available. It is also essential that you, as the plaintiff, preserve any potential evidence that may be in your possession. Evidence can come in many forms:
- Expert Reports and Testimony
Strom Law FirmBrunswick Medical Malpractice Lawyers are experienced in developing medical malpractice cases and are ready to work hard towards recovering your compensation.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Medical Malpractice Injuries
Georgia has taken steps to make claims more difficult for medical malpractice victims. The legislature has passed laws that protect doctors and create additional hurdles that a plaintiff must overcome before a lawsuit is even filed.
Prior to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, a plaintiff must:
- File an expert affidavit
- In order to provide that affidavit, an expert must have the opportunity to review medical records and determine that a mistake was likely made.
Contact our Brunswick Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
If a Brunswick medical malpractice injury has affected your life or a loved one’s, contact us today. Visit us at our Brunswick office, contact us online, or give us a call at 912.264.6465 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our Brunswick Medical Malpractice Lawyers.