Holding Georgia Health Care Providers Accountable
Medical malpractice is a devastating reality that can lead to serious injury or even death. Patients trust medical professionals to provide them with the highest quality of care. When that trust is betrayed, the consequences can be catastrophic. At our firm, we understand the emotional toll that medical malpractice injuries can take on victims and their families, which is why we are committed to helping them seek justice and compensation for their losses.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a medical malpractice injury in Georgia, our experienced attorneys at Prine Law Group are here to help.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or health care provider fails to provide a patient with the appropriate standard of care, resulting in injury or death. Medical malpractice can take many forms, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors and birth injuries. Victims have the right to pursue legal action when a health care provider’s negligence leads to harm.
Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim In Georgia
In Georgia, victims should be aware of certain unique aspects of medical malpractice claims. For example, to pursue a medical malpractice claim in Georgia, the victim must first file an expert affidavit along with the complaint. This affidavit must be from a qualified medical expert who can attest that the health care provider’s actions fell below the accepted standard of care.
Another important aspect of a medical malpractice claim in Georgia is the statute of limitations. Victims have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. However, if the damage is not immediately discovered, the victim has up to five years from the date of the injury to file a claim. It is important to note that medical malpractice cases can be complex, so it is crucial to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Don’t Let Medical Malpractice Ruin Your Life
At Prine Law Group, our personal injury lawyers understand the complexity of medical malpractice cases. We are prepared to use our knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. We will work closely with medical experts to build a strong case on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your medical malpractice claim in Georgia. Call 478-201-9755 or use our online form to make an appointment in our Macon office.