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Macon Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is a tragedy. When a patient in Georgia seeks out medical care and is harmed further by a medical professional’s error or negligence, our medical malpractice lawyers at Adams Law Firm work to hold responsible parties accountable. We believe that it’s the duty of any licensed medical practitioner to provide a certain quality of care. Avoiding medical malpractice should be of critical importance.

How Serious Is Medical Malpractice?

According to a recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, as many as 98,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors or medical malpractice. These deaths are often preventable. As personal injury attorneys who handle wrongful death actions, we work to hold those responsible accountable for the loss of life. But even when medical malpractice does not result in death, we believe that it is important to hold medical professionals responsible for their errors, mistakes, and negligence.

How Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Medical professionals have to follow a certain quality of care. That quality of care is a medically recognized standard – a “standard of care,” which, in practice, means that medical professionals must offer the same level of care that would be expected of a reasonably careful, licensed medical professional in the same situation.

Should a doctor fail to meet the standard of care – whether by a specific action, inaction or act of negligence – the result is medical malpractice, and there can be serious, life-changing consequences. For example, medical malpractice can include:

  • A failure to diagnose a disease, such as cancer
  • Mistakes made during the delivery of a baby
  • A failure to offer proper treatment, or conversely, providing improper treatment post-diagnosis
  • Errors during surgery or anesthesia – including wrong site surgery
  • Failure to get the patient’s informed consent for a procedure

Our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with medical experts to review the circumstances of each particular case to determine the best course of action for our clients’ cases.

Do You Need Legal Representation?

In order to determine if medical malpractice occurred, a thorough review of the medical care a patient has received must be made. Medical malpractice cases can often be complex and add additional emotional and financial burdens to an already stressful situation.

If you feel that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it may be valuable and worth your time to speak with a malpractice attorney who has experience handling complicated medical cases. Our personal injury lawyers offer free case assessments and consultations.

Protect Yourself From Medical Errors And Negligence

There are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from medical negligence. It can help a lot to:

  • Be involved with your own care plan: If you are seeking medical advice and treatment, don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’d like clarification. It helps to be an active decision-maker in your care.
  • Have your health information handy: Whenever you are seeking medical treatment, be sure that those involved with your care are aware of all your essential health information, including potential allergies or medical conditions, as well as any medications you may currently be taking.
  • Bring a friend: Whenever you are navigating a complicated health issue, it can help to bring a close friend or family member with you to act as a second set of eyes and ears. They can help ask questions and offer some additional insight.
  • Ask questions and voice your concerns: It’s OK to speak up. For example, it’s OK to ask providers treating you if they have washed their hands.
  • Get a second opinion: It never hurts to consult a second physician – two heads are always better than one.
  • Choose an expert: If possible, choose to have a procedure at a facility where many patients with your same condition are being treated. These providers will have more experience, and it’s less likely something will go wrong.

Our lawyers at Adams Law Firm are fierce advocates for our clients. It is our relationships with our clients that drive us to do what we do. Should we ultimately pursue a medical malpractice action in your case, you can rest assured that we will do so with the utmost professionalism and concern for your recovery.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Medical Malpractice Attorney

Our medical malpractice lawyers offer free case evaluations and initial consultation appointments. To schedule your no-obligation initial consultation, contact us by calling 478-772-3939 or send us an email through our website.