Valdosta Medical Malpractice Attorney
Holding Healthcare Providers Accountable in Georgia
When you have been injured by a doctor, nurse, dentist, or another medical caregiver, it is common to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and even betrayed. Hospitals and those in the medical field owe you a certain standard of care. If that care has not been provided, then you may have grounds to pursue a claim and fight for compensation.
In many cases, cases involving such harm are unintentional, but there are some instances when medical malpractice is committed intentionally for profit. If your doctor made an error that resulted in further injury for you or a loved one, contact the medical malpractice attorney at Langdale Law in Valdosta.
Our medical malpractice lawyer represents people who have been injured while receiving medical attention from healthcare providers in the area. Our firm works tirelessly to help clients hold the responsible parties accountable and fight for the compensation they are owed.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals must uphold the standard “duty of care” when treating patients, meaning they must provide approximately the same level of competence as care as someone else working in the same field would. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the standard of care and injures their patient through an act of carelessness or negligence.
However, a doctor or nurse who makes a simple, harmless mistake—or whose treatment doesn’t pan out the way you hoped it would—can not necessarily be sued for medical malpractice. It has to be proven that the mistake could—and should—have been avoided and that it resulted in actual harm to the patient.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
To prove medical malpractice occurred, you must be able to showcase the following:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between the victim and the provider
- The provider’s treatment did not match up with accepted medical standards (negligence)
- The provider’s treatment directly caused or worsened an injury
- The patient suffered actual losses (“damages”) due to the injury
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Medical malpractice can evidence itself in a wide variety of cases and injuries. Our firm takes the time to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and to determine who may be held liable for your injuries.
Medical malpractice cases handled by our firm include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Delayed or ineffective treatments
- Dental malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Involuntary discharge
- Prescription drug errors
- Surgical errors
- And more
These errors and injuries can be severe and may even cause permanent or life-threatening damage to a patient. Our firm is passionate about holding the responsible parties accountable for you or your loved one’s injuries and making sure that no one else suffers in the same way.
You Will Want an Experienced Attorney on Your Side
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death as a result of the negligence of a medical provider, our firm is here to help. We know how devastating it can be when someone you trust to take care of you ends up making you worse.
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with experts
- Determine your losses
- And more to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available and can make your best possible recovery
Medical providers and facilities are constantly wary of potential medical malpractice claims, so they typically employ their own attorneys strictly to handle these types of claims. Our Valdosta medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience fighting these cases, so we can help you even the playing field and obtain the compensation you deserve.