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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
  • Misdiagnoses
  • 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:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospitals and other medical facilities
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • 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 150 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.