When you or a loved one is ill, you trust your health care providers do the best they can. Sometimes things go wrong and health care providers are negligent and do not provide the appropriate standard of care to their patients. Medical malpractice occurs when the health care provider did not provide the proper treatment to you or your loved one and this led to a physical injury. Medical malpractice can be anything from a missed diagnosis, improper treatment for an illness, to an unreasonable delay in treatment.
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect potential medical malpractice! In most cases in Georgia you must file your claim within 2 years of the injury, delaying legal action will only delay your results.
Hiring an attorney during this time can help to ease the stress involved and potentially speed up the process, even avoiding Court proceedings all together! It is difficult to determine if there was actual malpractice in the care provided, therefore it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect something may have gone wrong to discuss your legal concerns.