Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical providers have a responsibility of conducting all procedures with your safety as their top priority.  If they fail to do so because of their own negligence, and this leads to any injuries, illnesses, or financial damages, patients may have a right to file for medical malpractice.

Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney For Your Medical Malpractice Claim?

Hiring an attorney is highly recommended in these situations for many reasons.  First, the majority of medical malpractice cases are settled outside of court.  Therefore, it will be largely beneficial to have an experienced attorney on your team to negotiate the best possible settlement.  In fact, medical providers have a team of experts (investigators, attorneys, and other medical professionals) who are working explicitly to discredit a patient’s case.  An attorney will help patients navigate through these professionals and strengthen the medical malpractice claim.  In addition, an attorney can be extremely helpful as the law can be rather unclear at times.  For example, a signed waiver can lead to problems because it states that the patient has consented to the procedure while acknowledging the risks.  However, the waiver does not automatically invalidate the patient’s case.  A medical malpractice attorney can help determine whether or not to pursue a claim.  Lastly, as a victim of medical malpractice, the last thing a patient wants on his or her plate is the concern of a lawsuit.  Let an attorney worry about the particulars of the legal matter.   Victims of medical malpractice should focus on recovery, which is the number one priority.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

  • Out of 53 doctors that were studied, 47% of them admitted to having patients who died due to medical error—only 4 of which led to medical malpractice suits.
  • Every year, between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die in hospitals from avoidable medical errors.
  • It is roughly estimated that at the very least, 1 percent of physicians in the U.S. should see some serious disciplinary action every year. This equates to approximately 7,703 physicians being disciplined each year.  Unfortunately however, the number of physicians actually disciplined is far less.
  • Over 10% of residents stated that sleep deprivation happens “almost daily.”
  • Sexual abuse/sexual misconduct is also an issue in the medical community. 6-10% of interviewed psychiatrists admitted to having sexual contact with a patient.

Types of Problems Associated With Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries, medication errors, and surgical errors are the most common problems associated with medical malpractice, such as:

  • Errors with anesthesia
  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Overprescribing medication
  • Incorrect incision
  • Nerve damage
  • Use of non-sterile tools and equipment
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • Misdiagnosis

However, medical malpractice is not limited to only these issues as each case calls for a different circumstance.

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of your medical provider, please contact our law firm at 770.837.3207.  Our Georgia medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free.  The lawyers at KIM LAW LLC will help you determine the validity of your claim.   At KIM LAW LLC, you will not pay any lawyer fees until you receive a settlement or award.  Our consultation is free and confidential, so please dial 770.837.3207, and let us guide you through the legal process during this difficult time.

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