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Medical Malpractice

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Atlanta Doctor Errors Lawyer, Georgia

Even doctors, pharmacists, and nurses, who are trained to be careful sometimes make mistakes, mistakes that sometimes cause injuries. Victims of medical malpractice should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to know if they have an actionable medical malpractice claim.

Negligence typically does not involve premeditated plans to be dishonest. In contrast to an honest mistake, negligent work can result in mistakes that are less much forgivable. When a doctor or a medical professional is negligent, the result can be disastrous for the patient.

The question remains as to which of these injuries are preventable? Some injuries such as allergic reactions that are unpredictable, are generally, currently not preventable; but some other injuries that, result from errors, in theory, should be preventable. These may be errors in diagnosis, in the implementation of treatment decisions or in decisions about treatment.

Medical negligence cases are not necessarily accidental therapeutic misadventures. Such negligence may also involve issues such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, etc. A doctor’s duty to use proper techniques and care is not necessarily explained in legal theory as the legal consequence of any agreement, undertaking, or transaction between doctor and patient. His duty can be so explained, for a doctor can be sued for breach of an express or implied term of contract, which binds him to use due care. But it need not be so explained; hence a doctor, when he operates on an unconscious patient who has never been party to any voluntary transaction, is just as clearly liable for negligence as one who has made a solemn contract before starting the treatment.

Patients are to be informed about their diagnoses, the nature of the proposed treatment or procedure, its benefits and risks, alternative therapies and their benefits and risks, what may happen during the recuperation process after the procedure or treatment, and what may happen if the proposed course of action is not followed. Failure to obtain consent for a procedure may give rise to liability for a battery. Performing a procedure after obtaining consent based on failure of a physician to provide complete information about the procedure so that the consent is not an “informed consent” may create liability for professional negligence or malpractice.

Succeeding in a medical malpractice claim requires skill and experienced. Generally the services of an expert witness will be required to prove the claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assist victims of medical malpractice get the compensation they deserve.