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Medical malpractice physician errors

When something goes seriously wrong after you have medical treatment, it is important that you speak to an Atlanta  malpractice lawyer as soon after your injury as possible. The time to file your suit is limited. In Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the malpractice lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can immediately begin helping you to collect and preserve evidence so that you recover the compensation you need to pay for expenses such as your medical bills, lost wages, future treatment, and for your pain and suffering as well.

All types of medical providers can cause harm

It is not only doctors who can be sued for medical malpractice.  In Georgia, any person or provider authorized by law to provide medical, surgical, dental, prescription, diagnosis, treatment, or other healthcare service may be liable for a medical malpractice claim within two years of of the injury or death.

An Atlanta malpractice attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent P.C. can help you to bring actions against:

  • Nursing homes and staff
  • Hospitals and staff
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Emergency clinics
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Technicians
  • Specialists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nursing aides
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists

According to a recent study prepared for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) as reported in the online magazine Health Leaders Media, avoidable medical errors accounted for $19.5 billion added to the United States economy in 2008 (last year for which figures were available).  Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, collectively topped the list of most frequent and costly of medical errors to society.  Postoperative shock was the most expensive single error, costing as much as $93,682 to treat each case. Bedsores plus postoperative infections, mechanical complications of devices, post laminectomy (spine surgery) syndrome, and hemorrhages as a complicating factor (the top five identified errors) amounted to about 55 percent of the total cost of avoidable medical errors paid by the United States.

Errors that lead to medical malpractice claims

Many things can go wrong during medical treatment or surgery.  Some injuries may be the direct result of negligence or mistakes made during surgery, while other errors are made after operations by nursing staff or other hospital personnel.

Medical malpractice can be linked to a wide range of injuries that include:

  • Loss of vision
  • Brain injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Prescription or medication errors
  • Defective drugs
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • Hemorrhage
  • Heart attack
  • Life-threatening infection
  • Vascular injury
  • Obstetrics injury
  • Bedsores (decubitus ulcer)
  • MRSA (antibiotic-resistant infection)
  • Disfigurement
  • Surgical error
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Fracture
  • Death
  • Negligent post-operative care

An Atlanta malpractice attorney may be able to help—One call, that’s all

If you have been the victim of  medical malpractice anywhere in Georgia, our experienced team is ready to start working on your case today. Simply contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. online, click on Chat Live, or call us toll free at 1-888-579-1790. We have offices in  Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Duluth, Macon and Savannah and serve clients throughout Georgia.