Answers To Your Medical Malpractice Questions
Did a doctor misdiagnose you or improperly treat your illness? We can help. At Bird Law Group, we can answer your questions and help you get compensation to aid in your recovery. Continue reading for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions, or call our office at 678-812-6073 for answers about your specific situation.
Who can be sued for medical malpractice?
Whoever is liable for the malpractice can potentially be sued. It could include any nurses, administrative staff, the anesthesiologist, the doctor or anyone else on the medical team. In some circumstances, these lawsuits may involve more than one party; if both the nurse and the doctor misdiagnosed your case, you may be able to include both parties in a lawsuit.
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases?
In Georgia, you have approximately two years from when the incident occurred to file a lawsuit. However, if medical malpractice resulted in a wrongful death, that date will likely change to approximately two years from the date of the decedent’s death. Ultimately, it’s important to work with an attorney as soon as possible after the misdiagnosis because every situation is different.
Why do I need a lawyer for a medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice and misdiagnosis cases are incredibly difficult, and millions of dollars can be on the line. So it’s a good idea to have an attorney represent you. For these cases, you will likely have to prove several things, including negligence, that the negligence caused injury and that the injury caused serious consequences for you. In addition, hospitals often have legal teams to advise and represent them in these cases. Having your own attorney can help protect your rights and make it more likely you get the compensation you deserve.
How can I prove medical malpractice?
An attorney can advise you on your specific situation, but you may need to provide proof in the form of photographs, witness statements and any documentation from other doctors who gave a second opinion of your situation. An experienced attorney can help you build a strong case.