Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
People trust medical professionals with their lives every day with the expectation that they will receive reasonably good medical care. While the majority of doctors, nurses and hospitals provide such, some fail to live up to the "standard of care" required by their professions. According to a recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, about 98,000 people are killed every year due to medical malpractice.
Know That You Have Rights
Many people who are injured because of medical malpractice never seek financial compensation for their injuries. It is estimated by the National Academy Press that medical malpractice costs the country between $17 billion and $24 billion every year.
At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm, we represent people in medical malpractice claims after they or a loved one has fallen victim to a medical error. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of doctor negligence or other medical malpractice, you should contact one of our Georgia medical malpractice attorneys for a no-cost and no-obligation initial consultation. We can explain your rights, assess your case and determine if you have a claim for which compensation is due.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Serious injury can result from all manner of medical mistakes committed by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at such institutions as the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), University Hospital, Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC), Doctors Hospital, The Veterans Administration (VA), Joseph M. Still Burn Center, St. Josephs and others. Since 1978, our firm has been representing people throughout Georgia in medical malpractice claims related to:
- Surgical Errors and Complications
- Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
- Medication Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Failure to Detect and Treat Infections
- Physician's Failure to Communicate Test Results
- Pituitary Tumor Surgery
- Pharmacy and Prescription Errors
- Medical Abandonment
- IV Infiltration/Burns
- Hospital Acquired Infection and Disease
- Testicular Torsion
- Medical Malpractice - Generally
While no medical professional can guarantee success, he or she must live up to a professional standard of care. When the failure to adhere to this standard injures you, you deserve financial compensation and justice.
Contact Us for Augusta Doctor Negligence Attorneys
To speak to one of our experienced Augusta doctor negligence lawyers about your medical malpractice claim and how to hold the medical staff accountable for your injuries, you should contact the law office of Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, for a free initial consultation.
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