A medical malpractice lawsuit is available to injured parties in order to help them regain what they have lost. The lawsuit places responsibility on the negligent doctor, provider or agency and may make that entity provide compensation in order to help the injured person move forward. Georgia lawmakers are currently discussing a change within the medical malpractice realm that may greatly effect how injured parties receive compensation.
When we think of hospitals, a very sterile environment usually comes to mind. Doctors in masks, gloves and gowns are all in place for our protection. Sometimes, however, a hospital is not as clean as we would hope it would be. In a situation where an unclean environment results in illness or death, it is key for Atlanta residents and their families to understand their rights.
When Georgia residents need medical attention, they deserve the best care possible. Unfortunately, the best care possible is not always given to them. When situations arise where a doctor or other provider's negligence causes harm to a patient, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be necessary to obtain compensation for damages suffered by the victim.
Good health is precious to every Georgia resident. Accordingly, the thousands of reports of medical malpractice concern more and more Americans each year. Several states, including Georgia, are reacting by altering current laws regarding medical malpractice. Though important to all, not everyone can agree on the proper legal structure for dealing with this issue: for example, while some applauded the 2005 Georgia law capping malpractice compensation at $350,000, four years later, the state Supreme Court struck down the same law as unconstitutional.
Atlanta residents are fortunate to live in a city that offers exceptional health care facilities. But even the most skilled medical care providers can make mistakes, and unfortunately these mistakes sometimes cause serious injury to a patient. From a failure to diagnose to a surgery error, doctor negligence is often at the core of medical malpractice lawsuits.
An Atlanta medical center was recently sued by five area mothers claiming medical malpractice. Each mother has alleged that due to hospital negligence, their infants were not given suitable medical attention and either suffered serious injury or died as a result.
Georgia residents may be interested to read about an ongoing case about doctor negligence. A jury in Texas is currently hearing evidence in a trial resulting from the death of a healthy 22-month-old-boy who died after a routine dental procedure. The infant was crying and thrashing following the procedure. The anesthesiologist ordered a narcotic instead of a mild analgesic such as Advil.
A recent article in a prominent medical journal may be of interest to our Atlanta readers. The article addresses the need to control growing medical costs in the United States. It concludes, among other things, that arbitrarily capping damages in medical malpractice suits is not a reasonable alternative.
A Georgia girl, disabled at birth by an alleged error on the part of the physician who performed her delivery, is getting a new trial. The Georgia Supreme Court issued that ruling earlier this month.
A number of states are currently considering so-called wrongful birth laws. If enacted, these laws would prohibit parents from bringing claims against doctors who fail to warn them about fetal health problems with their unborn children.