Were You Injured By Medical Malpractice?
The doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who care for us generally have earned the trust they are given. But, when mistakes are made and medical care cause harm instead of alleviating it, there needs to be accountability.
When medical malpractice occurs, there is often a wall of silence and denial. It can be hard to know what happened and why. The answers to your questions may only ever come out through the process of pursuing compensation through the courts.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose — For medical care to be effective, it generally must be timely. This makes any misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose particularly harmful.
- Surgical error — There are many types of errors a surgeon can commit including operating on the wrong body part, leaving behind a sponge or other foreign object, and nicking or perforating a blood vessel, nerve or organ.
- Birth injury — Delivery of a child is a delicate process where any mistake can have a lasting impact on the child’s health for the rest of his or her life. Cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy are a few of the most common birth injuries.
- Medication error — Errors regarding medication can be particularly devastating. Medication errors include overdose, underdose, wrong medication and failing to look for adverse drug interactions. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and physician’s assistants all have a responsibility to ensure people are receiving the medication they need.
- Nursing home abuse/neglect — Nursing home residents can be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from staff and other residents. Malnutrition, dehydration and bedsores are some of the most common results of abuse or neglect in nursing homes.
AV* Preeminent Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney
I am attorney Eddy Meeks. I understand the complexities of bringing an effective medical malpractice case. Medical records may be difficult to obtain and they are filled with information that may not be useful to your case. My more than 38 years of experience have taught me how to find what I need to build the strongest case for my clients. One of my largest cases involved a woman who was not properly cared for by her doctor after giving birth to a child. I won a $5 million verdict for that client. The original offer was only $50,000.
If you have been harmed by substandard medical care, turn to personal injury lawyer Eddy Meeks in Leesburg, Georgia, for the help you need. Contact me online or call 229-232-8599, toll free at 800-868-3869 for a free initial consultation.
I take cases on a contingent fee basis. I collect no attorney’s fees unless I secure compensation for you.
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