A professional medical malpractice action is a case which calls into question the conduct of a professional in his area of expertise. Actions for medical malpractice are defined by Georgia law to include any claim for damages resulting from the death of or injury to any person arising out of the following:
- Health, medical, dental or surgical service, diagnosis, prescription, treatment, or care rendered by a person authorized by law to perform such service or by any person acting under the supervision and control of the lawfully authorized person; or
- Care or service rendered by any public or private hospital, nursing home, clinic, hospital authority, facility or institution or by an officer, agent or employee thereof acting within the scope of his employment.
A person practicing or administering medicine must bring to the exercise of his/her profession that degree of care and skill generally required of other professionals under like and similar circumstances. Any injury resulting to a patient from a lack of such care and skill shall be a tort (a private or civil wrong or injury other than breach of contract) for which recovery may be had. In other words, if the care rendered by a doctor or other medical professional falls below the required standard and you are injured as a result, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have a history of success in representing patients who have been victims of medical malpractice. In addition, we have access to a network of experts who can review your case to determine if medical errors occurred. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been injured on account of medical malpractice, contact one of the attorneys at Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation to learn more about filing a claim.
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