ATL Medical Malpractice FAQs

Faqs from Malpractice attorneys in Macon, Savannah, Albany, Columbus, Augusta and Duluth

When your encounter with a medical professional takes a wrong turn or you find you are not getting better, you need to stand up and assert your rights. You may be the victim of medical malpractice. Do not hesitate to speak to a Georgia medical malpractice attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. A Macon medical malpractice lawyer at our firm, or an attorney at any of our other locations, is ready to assist you.

Below, our lawyers offer answers to the following frequently asked questions about medical malpractice:

How often do medical malpractice cases happen?
Are there ways to prevent a medical malpractice case?
Who is responsible for giving me the wrong medicine dose?
Can I sue a hospital and a physician for a medical malpractice case?
If I know the surgery is a high risk and something happens, can I still sue the doctor?

How often do medical malpractice cases happen?

Although medical malpractice occurs frequently, many cases are never filed. Approximately 85,000 malpractice suits are filed annually, with about ten times as many injuries as malpractice claims. ,

Are there ways to prevent a medical malpractice case?

By instituting basic patient safety measures, patients can be protected from serious errors. In addition, by bringing malpractice suits against hospitals and doctors, litigation can improve the quality of care offered to patients. Malpractice verdicts can force change in the way the medical profession deals with patients.

Who is responsible for giving me the wrong medicine dose?

A doctor may prescribe the wrong dose, a nurse may administer an incorrect dose or may forget to administer a dose, or a pharmacy may prepare a medication improperly. In addition, a drug manufacturer may not formulate a medicine properly.

Can I sue a hospital and a physician for a medical malpractice case?

You may sue a hospital and a physician for medical malpractice depending on the facts of the case.

If I know the surgery is a high risk and something happens, can I still sue the doctor?

Just because something goes wrong after a surgery or medical procedure, it does not mean that you can file a medical malpractice claim. For high risk or any other surgery, you must show that your injuries were caused by the negligence of a medical professional to succeed on a malpractice claim.

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