Valdosta Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or your family member feel that your medical condition was wrongly diagnosed or treated, let our Valdosta medical malpractice lawyers help determine whether you have grounds for a medical malpractice case.
When something goes wrong in a medical setting and somebody dies or is severely injured as a result, the hospital staff tends to go silent. Family members are often left with more questions than answers about what happened and why. At Smith, Hannan & Parker, P.C., one of the things our medical malpractice lawyers strive to do is get the answers you deserve.
Not every injury or death that occurs in a medical setting is caused by medical malpractice. A tragic result can happen even when doctors or hospital staff members do everything they are supposed to do. Medical malpractice only occurs when a medical provider does not follow the accepted standard of care, and you are injured as a result. The following are examples of medical malpractice by hospitals or doctors:
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of cancer
- Misdiagnosis of childhood diseases such as bacterial meningitis
- Emergency room errors such as misdiagnosis of a heart attack or stroke
- Surgical errors
- Hospital negligence such as administering the wrong medication to a patient
Medical malpractice cases are extremely hard to prove in Georgia. A lawyer can’t bring a case to court unless a similarly situated medical professional reviews the medical records and determines that a breach in the standard of care occurred. The expense of pursuing a medical malpractice case is so great that it is generally only worth pursing in the cases of severe injury or wrongful death. We will look at the medical records and consult with the necessary experts to determine if there is an actionable medical malpractice case.
Call our office at (229) 242-4649 or contact us online for a free consultation.