Find Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Practice Area Overview
To meet the legal definitions of malpractice, the poor care must be more than a mere mistake by a doctor or more than a health care provider’s simply “being human.” Malpractice occurs when the care or treatment falls below accepted community standards. Such substandard care is commonly referred to as “negligent” care.
Although medical malpractice most commonly is associated with inattention or carelessness on the part of doctors and other health care professionals, the term also includes reckless or intentional misconduct, ranging from discharging a patient prematurely for financial reasons to performing surgery for which the patient has not consented to sexual assault on unconscious patients.
If the victims of such conduct or inaction are able to prove that the provider’s wrongdoing caused their injuries, they will be entitled to a money award to compensate them for what they have lost as a result. Many attorneys will accept such cases on a “contingency fee basis,” that is, taking fees only out of the money they win for you.
This area of law is complex and difficult for injured patients because of numerous technical advantages held by the providers (and their insurance companies). It is therefore particularly important in medical malpractice cases to find an excellent attorney to represent you. It is also important to do so promptly because there are severe (and often arbitrary) time limits on when you may bring your case (“you snooze, you lose”).
There are many questions you should ask when selecting a medical malpractice attorney. Have they handled cases like yours in the past? Do they have a medical background or other medical resources to enable them to compete effectively against the vast resources possessed by the other side? How are they rated by their colleagues and peer organizations? What honors, awards, or other objective ratings of success have they received? Superior qualifications and successful track records are far more important to the outcome of your case than are flashy advertisements.
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Recognized and highly respected by his peers, opponents, and judges for his trial skills and abilities, Atlanta trial lawyer Wayne Grant has successfully represented accident victims in the state of Georgia for more than 30 years. Board-certified in Medical Malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. In the U.S., there are approximately 100 lawyers certified by the ABPLA in Medical Malpractice Law Georgia “Super Lawyer” since 2005. This honor is only...
Michael G. Regas II attended the University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1987) and Georgia State University College of Law (1991). Mike is a member of Houck|Regas, LLC, a trial firm dedicated to representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death matters involving automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and defective products. Mike and his firm enjoy an AV peer review rating and Mike is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys...
Janeen E. Smith is an accomplished trial lawyer who began her career on the defense side of the courtroom, representing insurance companies and corporations. She now puts that insider perspective to good use advocating for the rights of injured individuals and their families. Janeen focuses her practice on cases involving complex catastrophic injuries, defective products, and medical malpractice. A native of Fort Pierce, Florida, Janeen graduated from Florida Atlantic University before going ...
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