Athens Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Athens GA Med Mal Attorney
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN GEORGIA
If you have been the victim of a medical malpractice near Athens Georgia, then call Burnside Law Firm. We are experienced medical malpractice lawyers with offices based in Athens and Augusta Georgia. Call 1-800-569-1937.
When a patient gets admitted in a hospital, the hospital staff owes certain duties to the patient. Hospital staff owes a primary duty of reasonable care. Hospital staff despite their good intentions, skill and training, may commit mistakes. They are humans after all. But the hospital staff is expected to be attentive, competent, and careful in administering their services. The lives of people are at stake. Failure to exercise the necessary standard of medical care can result in hospital negligence. This means that the care does not meet the standards that reasonable professionals in the same field and community would provide. When the expected standard of care is not met and a patient is injured, you likely have been the victim of medical negligence. Hospital staff includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and other staff as well. Medical malpractice is the deviation from the acceptable medical standards of care and causes harm to the patient.
Experienced Athens Medical Malpractice Negligence Lawyers
Medical Malpractice negligence claims can be complicated to litigate so working with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer gives victims a better chance to be successful with their injury claim. Burnside Law Firm has successfully represented many victims of medical malpractice and if we think you have a claim, we will fight hard on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you need in order to cope with your injuries.
A victim of medical malpractice can file a claim for malpractice in Georgia. The claim must be made within the statute of limitation which varies from state to state. The malpractice victim must prove four elements in a medical negligence claim:
- a duty of care was owed by defendant;
- the defendant violated the applicable standard of care;
- the victim suffered a compensable injury; and
- the injury was caused in fact and proximately caused by the substandard conduct.
Contact An Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Claim
From our legal offices, we help medical malpractice victims in Athens, Clarke County and throughout The entire State of Georgia. If you have suffered a serious injury or if a loved one has died due to medical malpractice negligence, Burnside Law Firm has the experience to secure the compensation you deserve and need to cope with your injuries. Call 1-800-569-1937 now or contact us online.