Types Of Medical Malpractice

Types Of Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are required to meet an accepted “standard of care,” and provide medical treatment in the manner a prudent, similarly-licensed peer would have under the same circumstances. Failure to do so constitutes medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to do what a reasonably careful, similarly-licensed physician would have done in the same situation. Furthermore, medical negligence occurs when a doctor fails to do something to a patient that a reasonably careful physician should have done. At the Atlanta law office of Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP, our medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and resources to take on the medical industry – doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies. Serving Fulton County victims and Georgia clients statewide, we have handled many personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving medical malpractice.

Our medical malpractice attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. For a free consultation at our North Atlanta -area office, contact Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP’s medical malpractice attorneys today.

Medication Errors

Our medical malpractice attorneys handle medication error lawsuits on behalf of Fulton County, Georgia -area victims harmed as a result of a medical professional’s negligence. When medication is administered in improper doses or in combination with incompatible drugs, serious adverse reactions may result.

Surgical Errors

Although all surgical procedures carry a certain degree of inherent risk, these patients are sometimes victims of medical negligence. Common surgical errors include wrong site surgery, incorrect incisions, organ perforation or puncture, and the use of unsanitary instruments leading to infection.

Misdiagnosis / Failure To Diagnose

When a physician fails to diagnose a medical condition correctly, the results can be devastating to the patient. Our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys handle claims on behalf of victims of delayed diagnoses and misdiagnoses. If the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis could have been avoided, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.

Anesthesiology Mistakes

While rare, anesthesia errors can have harmful, permanent effects on a patient. Common mistakes associated with the administration of anesthesia include overdoses, unanticipated allergic reactions, and harmful drug reactions.

Birth Injury

Tragically, even a newborn can be the victim of medical malpractice. Frequently, birth injuries result when complications arise during the delivery process and are not met with adequate response by the medical professionals involved. Brain damage and cerebral palsy are among the serious, life-altering conditions that can result from medical negligence.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a common birth injury usually occurring when an infant does not receive enough blood or oxygen to the brain. If cerebral palsy was caused as a result of improper pregnancy treatment, misdiagnosis of pregnancy complications, or the mishandling of the infant during delivery, our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys can help you file a lawsuit.

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia, an obstetric emergency requiring quick and careful medical attention, is a medical term referring to when a baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone during childbirth.

Nursing Home Abuse

Our medical malpractice attorneys help Fulton County clients and Georgia families statewide aggressively litigate claims involving elder abuse or nursing home negligence. We handle lawsuits involving physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, improper medical care, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation.

Contact Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys boast decades of experience that we are ready to put to work for you. Since the firm’s establishment, we have dedicated our careers to assisting personal injury and wrongful death clients. Indeed, we have won millions of dollars on behalf of past clients and we can help you too. Contact our office to speak with a lawyer.

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