Gainesville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting for Your Right to Compensation
Medical malpractice can cause severe harm to vulnerable people in need of treatment and care. A medical professional or healthcare facility’s mistake may result in a lifetime of suffering for victims. The negligence of doctors and others in the medical industry fails the people who turn to supposed experts in their time of need.
The Gainesville medical malpractice lawyers at Hasty Pope, LLP are available to discuss your case. We can answer the questions you have about filing a claim and guide you through the legal process.
Call (770) 741-1951 today or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims may include any instance in which a medical professional’s negligence causes harm to a patient. Sadly, negligence during any part of treatment can cause serious harm to a patient. The details of medical malpractice cases can vary widely — claims may be focused on an array of healthcare situations and involve many different medical professionals.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
You may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim if you or a loved one were harmed while seeking medical treatment. Any negligence during the treatment process — from testing, to diagnosis, to care and follow-up processes — could be considered medical malpractice and may be eligible for a claim.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Surgical errors
- Improper treatment
- Testing errors
What Is Medical Negligence?
A healthcare professional who harmed a patient because of carelessness or oversight may be liable for medical negligence. Treating a patient involves the contributions of an entire team of people, all who could be liable if a claim is filed.
Although many medical malpractice cases are the fault of doctors and other attending staff, patient injuries can be the result of failures throughout a healthcare organization. For example, hospital administration could be liable for medical malpractice if they failed to properly train their doctors and nurses.
Medical malpractice may be the fault of:
- Hospitals and other medical facilities
- Medical testing companies
- Other medical professionals
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Georgia
If you are considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you must act quickly. Medical malpractice cases in the state of Georgia must be filed within the mandated statute of limitations.
The standard medical malpractice statute of limitations in Georgia is two years following the date of injury or death. Although this is the typical time limit, there is a maximum limit of five years that accounts for cases in which the harm does not immediately become apparent. If an injury is not connected to medical malpractice until after the two-year limit has expired, the five-year period (following the date the negligence resulted) would apply.
In cases involving foreign objects left in the body, the statute of limitations is one year. The two- and five-year limits do not apply in these cases.
How to Find a Good Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Hasty Pope, LLP, our lawyers have over 130 years of combined legal experience. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for the victims of negligence and have represented several people in medical malpractice cases. Our legal team understands the complexities of filing a medical malpractice claim and is committed to helping plaintiffs recover from the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
Hasty Pope, LLP Has You Covered
Our legal team is available to discuss the details of your medical malpractice claim. We understand how distressing cases of medical negligence can be. We can provide your family with tenacious representation and dedicated support while pursuing the compensation you deserve.
If you are interested in speaking with our Gainesville medical malpractice attorneys, send us a message or call (770) 741-1951 to request a free case evaluation.
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Our Clients' Successes
$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Motor Vehicle Accidents
A 49 year-old was injured when a driver ran a red light causing a collision. The client suffered injuries to his head, face, neck, shoulder, and knee requiring multiple surgeries and procedures.