DGL Attorneys At Law Medical Malpractice

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Pursuing Justice for Medical Malpractice Victims in Georgia

While most healthcare providers strive to provide quality care for patients, medical errors are inevitable. When a medical provider or entity deviates from the expected standard of care, this can result in serious harm or even death for patients. If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice in Atlanta, securing skilled representation from a qualified attorney is essential to obtain justice and compensation. 

At DGL Attorneys At Law, our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for victims of medical malpractice. From surgical errors to birth injuries, we understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate the legal complexities of a medical malpractice case, especially while recovering from a serious injury. From arranging expert testimonies to negotiating effectively with insurers and other involved parties, our skilled advocates can help you navigate the legal intricacies of your claim and fight tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they inflicted.

Don’t pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Call (770) 404-8239 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers. 

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Georgia?

In Georgia, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or facility deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury, harm, or death to a patient. The “standard of care” refers to the level of care and skill that a reasonably competent healthcare provider with similar training and experience would have provided under similar circumstances. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, improper treatment, and failure to obtain informed consent.

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Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Negligence

While both medical negligence and medical malpractice involve wrongful injury to patients, there are key discrepancies between the two under Georgia law.

Medical negligence occurs when a provider performs a careless act or fails to perform an act required by their professional duty. 

Medical malpractice also involves carelessness on the part of the defendant, but differs from medical negligence in the sense that the defendant had knowledge of the potential harm their action or inaction may cause. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

The deadline or statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in Georgia is two years from the date of the injury. However, some exceptions may apply in specific circumstances. It’s best to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can help you file your claim within the statute of limitations and navigate the legal intricacies of your case. 

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Establishing Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case

To recover damages in a medical malpractice case, you must establish negligence on the part of the offending healthcare provider or entity. Because the plaintiff bears the burden of proof in medical malpractice lawsuits, you’re responsible for not only proving that medical malpractice occurred, but that it resulted in harm or injury (“damages”). 

We can help you meet the standard of proof in your case by establishing the following elements: 

  • Duty of care: The medical provider owed you a standard of care. 
  • Breach of duty: The medical provider failed to meet their duty of care. 
  • Causation: The breach of duty caused harm or injury.
  • Damages: You incurred damages as a result of the injury or breach.

What Is an Expert Affidavit?

Under Georgia Code § 24-7-702, victims of medical malpractice victims must provide an expert affidavit, also known as a sworn expert witness testimony, to establish that the provider’s action or inaction fell below the accepted standard of care. The “expert witness” must be knowledgeable and experienced in the same field as the medical provider who is being accused of malpractice.

Remember, proving that your doctor made a mistake isn’t enough to obtain compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Before a lawsuit can be filed, the individual must show that the error caused damage or further harm. At DGL Attorneys At Law, our attorneys can guide you through the legal complexities of your case while fighting tirelessly to hold negligent providers accountable for the harm they inflicted.

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Diligent Advocacy for Injured Patients in Atlanta

At DGL Attorneys At Law, our seasoned attorneys can advocate for the compensation you deserve by negotiating effectively with other involved parties and fortifying your claim with relevant evidence, such as medical records, expert testimony, and witness statements. Our lawyers are well-versed in Georgia medical malpractice laws and have over a decade of experience to help you establish liability in your medical malpractice lawsuit. With our vast network of professional resources and winning track record of results, you can trust us to safeguard your rights in and out of the courtroom while fighting for the favorable settlement you deserve for your injuries.

DGL Attorneys At Law has recovered millions of dollars for the wrongfully injured in the Metro Atlanta Area. Contact us online to discuss your case. 

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What Sets Us Apart

Why Choose DGL Attorneys At Law?

  • Your Case Will Be Handled with Care by a Partner of Our Firm
  • We Apply All of Our Attention and Resources to Prepare Your Case
  • Attorney DelCampo Is a Current President of the Georgia State Bar
  • Attorney DelCampo Was the First Hispanic Georgia State Judge; Attorney Lopez Was the Second
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