INJURED BY A NEGLIGENT
If a doctor fails to competently perform his or her medical duties and a patient is harmed as a result, then it is considered medical malpractice. Patients should not have to suffer because of their medical professional’s negligence or recklessness.
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GEORGIA'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Every state has a deadline for which someone can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, this is called the “statute of limitations.” In Georgia, you must start a lawsuit within two years of the injury or death, or within five years if you did not discover the injury until later after the fact.
There are exceptions to the deadline for fraudulent concealment of malpractice, for malpractice occurring before the plaintiff was five years old, and for mentally disabled plaintiffs.
Georgia previously had damage caps that limited a medical malpractice plaintiff’s total recovery of non-economic damages, but those caps were ruled unconstitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court in 2010 and are no longer effective, however, the punitive damage caps are limited to $250,000 in most cases.
WHO CAN BE CHARGED With MALPRACTICE?
When you are up against a prominent physician or hospital, you need a competent legal advocate fighting in your corner.
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To show that you have a valid medical malpractice claim, you will need to prove:
- A patient/doctor relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent
- The doctor was directly responsible for your injury
- That the injury resulted in specific damages (losses)
Based on the answers to these questions, along with other variables, we can help you to determine whether you have a valid claim. Even though doctors make mistakes, these errors don’t always lead to damages. Contact us today to discuss the specifics of your potential case.
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