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A doctor holding a chartMedical malpractice is one of those things that all of us have heard of, but few understand. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from clients who come to us for help after a poor medical outcome. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case, call us today to speak with an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence that occurs when a medical professional fails to use the degree of care that would ordinarily be used by another medical professional with similar experience or training. Common forms of medical malpractice include failing to order the appropriate diagnostic tests, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, performing the incorrect surgical procedure, leaving surgical instruments inside of patients, and emergency room errors.

two surgeons in an operating roomThe Patient Right to Know Act was signed into law in Georgia in 2001. The purpose of the Act was to give Georgians the ability to find out whether their doctors have been sued for medical malpractice and been forced to pay any claims. However, the Act was later amended in 2011 to require that physicians disclose whether they have malpractice insurance to the Georgia State Medical Board. Last fall, it was reported that the Medical Board has been unable to update it’s databases to reflect this information, leaving Georgians in the dark. 

The medical malpractice field is extraordinarily complex. When claims arise, it can be nearly impossible for non-lawyers to successfully pursue compensation. The attorneys at Slappey & Sadd monitor the law and any developments so that we can give our clients timely and relevant legal representation. If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, call us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation or complete our online contact form to discuss how we can help you. 

The Role of Malpractice Insurance

A stethoscope hanging on the wallWe place our health and our trust in the hands of our health care professionals, so it can be devastating when treatment does not go as planned. Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex, and almost impossible for non-lawyers to pursue. It can be extraordinarily difficult to prove that you are the victim of medical malpractice. 

The medical malpractice lawyers at Slappey & Sadd have been representing malpractice victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. We have the knowledge and experience you need to get the compensation you deserve. If you believe that you’re a victim of medical malpractice, we want to talk to you – call us at 888-474-9616 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

What May Not Qualify as Medical Malpractice

A doctor holding a chartWe trust our medical professionals with our health and are often reluctant to believe that something has gone wrong. After all, it’s not uncommon to be in pain or suffer adverse effects following extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, things do go wrong and accidents happen that could have been prevented. We regularly receive questions from people wondering if something has gone wrong – how do you know if you’re the victim of medical malpractice?

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

First, it’s important to understand what you will need to prove in order to prevail in a medical malpractice claim. Legal claims are broken down into “elements” that are the basic requirements to make your claim. The elements of a medical malpractice claim are as follows:

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