Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to deliver the level of care, treatment, or attention a patient is entitled to and injury or death is the result. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Negligence
- Failure to Diagnose
- Medication Errors
- Labor and Delivery Negligence
In some cases, medical malpractice will result in additional procedures and medical bills. In others, it can result in a lifetime of struggle, emotional and physical suffering, and similarly injurious consequences.
Proving Medical Malpractice
To prove medical malpractice occurred, it must be established that a legal duty of care was breached and that the victim was injured as a direct result. This typically requires pouring over medical records and performing additional investigative tasks to identify any indication of negligence. Sadly, the burden of proof is on the victim, and studies have found that many in the healthcare industry are not forthcoming with information that could be damaging to their peers. This can make securing evidence very difficult.
It has been found that physicians prevail in 80 to 90% of medical malpractice cases with weak or insubstantial evidence, but even in cases with strong evidence, victims only secure damages half of the time. Your choice of whether to hire an attorney and which law firm you select can play a decisive role in which outcome you experience.
Why Choose Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance
The medical malpractice attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of combined experience handling all types of cases involving healthcare provider negligence. We have developed strong professional relationships with a variety of medical experts whom we can call upon to review records and assist in medical malpractice investigations. This helps us build strong and compelling cases for the clients we represent.
Our experience with and dedication to these cases have helped us secure several significant verdicts and settlements for victims of medical negligence. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your story, and help you determine what your claim may be worth.
Please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 to schedule a complimentary case review today. We maintain two offices in Atlanta and serve victims of medical malpractice throughout the state of Georgia.