Patients place a tremendous amount of trust in their surgeons, physicians and medical care professionals. Unfortunately, these health care professionals sometimes breach the standard of care. We have recovered millions of dollars for persons injured in acts of medical malpractice. These lawsuits can provide compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and future medical care.
Carr & Weatherby has experience in medical malpractice lawsuits in Atlanta and around Georgia. We understand that medical malpractice suits can be a stressful time in one’s life, and we endeavor to practice law with compassion while we help you navigate this difficult time. . Our compact agile team of qualified Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys works closely with each client to build their case. After interviewing the client and reviewing the medical records, we work with the client to develop a strategy for their case. This often includes consultation with a medical professional.
We consult with a team of medical professionals, including nurses, physicians, surgeons, and hospital administrators regarding our cases. Together, with their input ,we work to build a case for our client that we believe has the strongest possibility of success.
Medical malpractice is a difficult area of law for a plaintiff. Some defense attorneys estimate defendants are victorious in 90% or better of the cases. It is important to hire an experienced, professional medical malpractice attorney.
Clients of Carr & Weatherby can expect their attorneys to work quickly, efficiently, and with a high standard of professionalism. We take pride in our history of satisfactory outcomes and positive client experiences. Entrust us with your Atlanta medical malpractice case, and we promise to work as hard as we can to obtain the justice that you deserve for your injury.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Law
Under Georgia law, medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed in situations where the medical care provider did not exercise the proper “standard of care,” which proximately caused the plaintiff injury.
Proving the standard of care can be challenging. Generally, the plaintiff must prove that the level of care provided by the doctor fell below what an ordinarily prudent doctor would have done under the same or similar circumstances. Sometimes, breach of the standard of care is quite obvious, such as when a doctor failed to remove a surgical tool. Many times, however, the plaintiff and the defendant will disagree as to the appropriate standard of care, with a “battle of the experts.”
Because of this, it is particularly important to hire a competent Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at the earliest opportunity. It takes time to interview witnesses, review medical records, and obtain an expert opinion as to whether the standard of care was breached. Only after a competent expert is found can the plaintiff begin to negotiate a resolution or prepare to file suit.
Carr & Weatherby has intimate knowledge of medical malpractice law, and we are connected to a network of expert witnesses, giving our clients a distinct advantage when they face medical malpractice suits.