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Anatomy of a Georgia Medical Malpractice Case — Part I

As an Atlanta attorney who has handled many medical malpractice cases, I receive many calls from potential clients and referring attorneys regarding medical malpractice claims. Evaluating these cases is a “necessary evil” of our practice. Most callers report horrible injuries such as loss of limb, death of the patient or of an unborn child, loss of bodily functions, loss of sight, paralysis. . . The list is endless and truly troubling, even for an experienced attorney who has pretty much seen and heard it all. According to the National Institute of Medicine, over 98,000 American deaths each year are caused by medical errors. However, it should be noted that not all bad medical outcomes are due to malpractice and, possibly an even more troubling truism, not all instances of “sloppy medicine” lead to actionable medical malpractice cases.

This is the sad reality in which we operate. Medical malpractice cases are expensive to litigate, take a long time to prosecute and require a tremendous amount of dedication and resources to pursue. With that said, there still are many meritorious cases; many cases worth pursuing and many more instances in which justice requires (perhaps demands) that a lawsuit be filed. In the next few posts, we will help you separate the wheat from the shaft and better understand the type of medical malpractice case that should be pursued.

Robert J. Fleming is and experienced medical malpractice attorney who has been handling medical malpractice, wrongful death, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of others for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously from medical malpractice and would like to obtain quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.