Understanding the Different Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia

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When a healthcare worker commits a negligent act, makes errors in treatment, or omits information that leads to injury, you are dealing with medical malpractice. Unfortunately, even with the years of training and education healthcare workers must complete, there are thousands of medical malpractice cases each year in America. Consider the following types of malpractice and how we can help you:

Errors in Prescription of Medication

One of the many advancements of the medical world we live in is the effectiveness of prescription medicine. It can cure conditions and diseases that were deemed fatal to our ancestors. However, these medications are only effective if they are accurately prescribed. If your doctor has prescribed the wrong medicine or failed to prescribe medicine for your condition, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Improper Treatment or Failure to Treat

When you receive a diagnosis, you want to hear how to get better. You trust the doctor that diagnosed you to create a treatment plan that will efficiently eliminate your condition. But, if the doctor fails to treat your condition or orders the incorrect treatment, you are not being given the highest standard of care.

Injuries to Mother or Baby During Birth

Having a child is an exciting time! Many couples tour hospitals, interview midwives or doctors, and choose the best option available. When the time comes to have your baby, the last thing you want to happen is something to go wrong. Frustratingly, doctors or midwives can accidentally injure the mother or baby during birth. If this occurs, a medical malpractice case may ensue.

Surgical Errors or Mistakes

One of the biggest misconceptions about errors during surgery is that if the patient signed a consent form, he or she cannot sue. This is not always the case. Just because a patient signs a consent form does not mean that the surgeon shouldn’t be held accountable. Surgical mistakes can alter a person’s life, and we are here to help you navigate this legal journey.

These are only four of many different types of medical malpractice. If you endured medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at Kicklighter Law. We want to help you on your recovery journey and hold those responsible for their actions.