When a medical professional or institution fails to provide the accepted standards of care resulting in illness or injury, it can lead to a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is more common than we think. According to Johns Hopkins medical data analysts, medical errors comprise the third leading cause of death in this country.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a medical error, you may have grounds for a valid malpractice claim against the practitioner, clinic, or hospital that caused it. These types of claims are complicated, requiring the skills, knowledge, and resources of a law firm experienced in handling them. Childers & McCain offers dedicated legal service in this field. With decades of combined legal experience, our Macon medical malpractice lawyers are well-versed in what needs to be done on your behalf. A quality personal injury attorney can help you pursue the justice you deserve for the unnecessary losses and damages you have suffered.
Medical Malpractice Claims & Lawsuits
Errors can occur in many ways in the medical and dental fields. They can involve doctors, nurses, pharmacists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, and any other professionals who provide care for the sick or injured. All medical professionals owe their patients a duty of providing the accepted standards of care as established by the medical industry. When they fail to do so out of negligence, they can be held accountable for their actions or omissions.
Examples of medical malpractice can include:
- Wrong diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors, such as wrong site, leaving behind medical equipment inside the patient, anesthesia errors, and more
- Birth injuries
- Prescription or pharmacy errors
- Hospital infections
- Emergency room errors
Adequate Compensation for Your Damages
All of us depend on medical professionals to help us get well. We are at their mercy when it comes to treatment which is why negligence on their part is unacceptable. If you believe you have suffered unnecessarily due to medical negligence, you can fight back with our help. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Macon have extensive resources and decades of combined experience to put to work for you.
How are Malpractice Settlements Calculated?
When determining the dollar amount that a person is likely to walk away with during a medical malpractice case, it is important to take into account the difference that a person receives from settling a case versus winning a case in trial. Oftentimes, a person will be offered a dollar amount to ‘settle’ their case in order to compensate for the damages caused during malpractice. The damages calculated in a malpractice trial may include loss of wages, pain and suffering and more. If a person takes their case to trial, they pose the risk of loss, but may walk away with a larger financial gain.
Gain Valuable Advice from a Macon Medical Malpractice Attorney
You do not have to bear the economic burden of a doctor’s error. Call us at 478-254-2007 to schedule a free consultation. Or you can reach us by filling out our online form. Our Macon medical malpractice lawyers at Childers & McCain, LLC are here to help and are ready to answer your questions. We will review your legal options and help you understand your rights.