Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Dunwoody
Fighting for Justice for the Personally Injured
We trust doctors to provide us with quality care and reliable medications and treatments. When a hospital, doctor, nurse, technician, or other medical personnel fails to fulfill their duty of care it can lead to serious consequences. Patients may be severely injured or may remain ill far longer than necessary because of the hospital or doctor's breach of responsibility.
If you find yourself in this devastating situation, let the Law Offices of K. Douglas Cook help by calling (678) 974-0432 today. You can also litigate on behalf of severely debilitated family members and loved ones.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Here are some of the issues that are known to occur in Georgia doctor's offices and hospitals:
- Birth injuries: Birth injuries are accidents which cause permanent or significant damage to the newborn such as a poor delivery, failure to call a C-section when necessary or recklessness when handling the child.
- Surgical errors: Mistakes in surgery include leaving objects inside the body, performing the wrong procedure, performing the procedure on the wrong part of the body, and reckless errors during the surgery.
- Failure or delay in diagnosis: When a patient is not given a proper diagnosis and this leads to further progression of an ailment or disease, the patient has the right to sue. It is essential to catch serious illnesses in their early stages. If a patient came in for a diagnosis and was sent home, he or she may have the right to sue.
- Hospital malpractice: Hospital malpractice can be anything from failing to clean up after a patient to failing to wash hands before handling a new patient. Nurses that neglect their patients and allow them to suffer infections or bedsores can also be sued for hospital malpractice.
- Negligence: If you can prove that a reasonable doctor in the same situation would have acted in a different way than how you were treated, you may be able to sue a physician or doctor based on negligence.
- Nursing home abuse/malpractice: The elderly are often abused or neglected in their homes. This is a significant issue throughout the United States. I want to hold nursing homes in Georgia accountable so call today if your loved one has been mistreated in one of these homes.
- Misdiagnosis: If you receive treatment, medication, or surgery for an ailment only to discover that you do not have that disease or condition, or that your condition is very different, you may be able to sue for misdiagnosis.
- Medication errors: Doctors may prescribe the wrong medications to patients or prescribe medications in the wrong amounts. If you suffered adverse health effects after taking an erroneous prescription, call me to discuss your options.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Dunwoody
In medical malpractice cases, the plaintiff has the burden to prove that the doctor or hospital worker was expressly negligent in the way that he or she handled the situation. Together, you and I will need to prove that a sensible and professional healthcare worker would have acted in a different way under the same circumstances in the same situation.
To prove that you are a victim of medical malpractice, I will need to review all of your hospital and doctor's records and request any photographic evidence or witness testimonies that you may have. You will also need to determine if you are going to sue the doctor or the hospital. Typically, doctors are contracted workers. As a result, they are not affiliated with the hospital and the hospital is not liable for their actions.
Contact my firm today if you want to learn more about hiring a Dunwoody personal injury attorney. We will come to you at the hospital or your home!