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Medical Malpractice Compensatory Damages

In Georgia, patients who suffer harm from medical malpractice are entitled to compensatory damages. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in death cases, the full value of the patient’s life. The word compensatory comes from...

Nearly 1 in 4 Hospital Patients Suffer Harm

This week, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study looking at the medical records of random patients in 11 Massachusetts hospitals in 2018. It found that almost one quarter of them suffered an “adverse event,” and 32% of these events caused...

Medical Malpractice Misinformation

Misinformation abounds in our news media about medical malpractice lawsuits. We often see stories arguing that the cost of defending malpractice lawsuits and compensating victims is a major component of the escalating cost of health care generally. Of course this...

Georgia Wrongful Death and Estate Claims

When a person dies in Georgia from Medical Malpractice, Hospital, or pharmaceutical errors, or any other wrongful act, two different legal claims are created. First, family members have a “wrongful death” claim. The amount of this claim is the “full value” of the...

What is Medical Negligence in Georgia?

Simply put, it’s negligence by a medical professional. Sounds pretty simple right?  Until you unpack the word “negligence” in the medical context. For a layperson, “negligence” just means carelessness. In a car accident, or some other ordinary case, the defendant is...

Medical Malpractice in Georgia

As the philosopher said, "Doctors put drugs of which they know little into bodies of which they know less for diseases of which they know nothing at all." Medical malpractice is unfortunately quite common in America. Medical errors happen every day in Georgia...