Canton Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Holding Professionals Responsible For Harm in Georgia
When a healthcare professional provides improper treatment or fails to maintain an acceptable standard of care, the patient may file a malpractice claim. At Hasty Pope, LLP, we have a depth of knowledge of medical malpractice law that allows us to provide effective representation for clients who have been harmed by those entrusted with their medical care. A Canton medical malpractice lawyer from our firm will fight for compensation for your medical costs, loss of work, pain, and suffering.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- Initial Consultations are FREE
- Hundreds of Cases Taken to Trial
- 130+ Years of Combined Experience
- Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered
Our legal team is equipped and prepared to protect your rights and fight for your maximum compensation.
Call Hasty Pope, LLP today at (770) 741-1951 to schedule a free consultation. You may also contact us online.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice happens when a health care professional, doctor, or hospital causes injury to a patient through acting negligently. In this case negligence happen through errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management.
A medical malpractice case must have these characteristics:
- A violation of the standard of care
- Proof that the injury was caused by negligence
- The injury resulted in significant damages
How Do You Know If You Have a Case for Medical Malpractice?
In order to prove that you have a medical malpractice claim, there are four essential elements that you must be able to prove:
- A doctor-patient relationship was established
- The doctor, or other medical professional, was negligent
- That negligence caused your injury
- Your injury caused damages
But what does this all mean? Here is a simple example: a patient establishes care with a surgeon to have a medically necessary surgery. The procedure is completed, but the patient continues to have pain and it gets worse every day. The patient brings up the concern with the doctor during the post-op appointment, but the doctor brushes it off as normal post-operative pain that will go away as the patient heals. But the patient continues to have to debilitating pain and finally gets an x-ray that shows a surgical instrument was left inside from the procedure. A second, emergency surgery is immediately ordered. There are two elements of neglect here: the first being that an instrument was left in the patient in the first place and the second being the doctor brushing off the patient's initial concern.
This is an obvious example of medical malpractice, but medical neglect can be in many forms. That's why it is vital to keep records and hire a Canton medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible. Our legal team wants to help you fight for the compensation you deserve after going through unnecessary and preventable pain and suffering.
When Medical Providers Fail to Provide Appropriate Care
Standard of care describes the level and type of care a trained healthcare professional should provide. The acceptable standard of care varies depending on the specific medical condition, general health of the patient, the patient’s age, and other factors. Because each case is unique, it is important to speak with a Canton medical injury attorney about your specific situation.
Medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed against:
- Medical centers
- Other healthcare professionals and facilities
If medical malpractice is proven in court, you may be awarded damages for your injury. This may include compensation for the cost of medical care needed to treat the injury and lost wages for the time you are unable to work due to the injury. Additionally, you may be awarded compensation for pain and suffering.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice lawsuits have a two-year statute of limitations from the time the injury is discovered. A case may not be filed more than five years from the negligent act, even if the injury is not immediately detected. Due to the intricacies of the law and rules governing the statute of limitations, we encourage you to contact Hasty Pope, LLP as soon as you can to discuss your case with a skilled Canton medical malpractice attorney.
Call us at (770) 741-1951 for a free consultation today. Contacting us early allows our Canton medical malpractice lawyers to get right to work on your case.
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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.