What damages can I recover through a Georgia medical malpractice claim?

When you've suffered serious injuries as a result of doctor or hospital negligence, you could be entitled to damages through a Georgia medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice lawyer in Atlanta can carefully evaluate your case to determine the types of compensation you may be entitled to.

Available Damages Through Georgia Medical Malpractice Claim
 
  • Economical losses - costs associated with your injuries and treatment of them. This would include expenses for doctor visits, hospital, rehabilitation and other medical care related to your medical malpractice injuries.  
  • Your earnings are also considered to be economical losses. This includes your missed time from work and earning potential should your injuries lead to permanent disability. 
  • Non-economical losses - types of damages that do not have a specific value attached to them. This could include pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and other types of psychological injuries.  
  • If medical malpractice leads to loss of life then surviving family members could be entitled to damages that cover expenses for the burial and funeral, loss of income or benefits (such as insurance coverage or pensions), along with the emotional suffering of losing a loved one (loss of companionship or care). 
  • Punitive damages - apply to cases where misconduct or malice is clear. In other words, the intent to harm must be established.  

Each Georgia medical malpractice claim will be unique with a variety of factors playing a role in the types of damages you're entitled to. It's best to seek counsel from a medical malpractice lawyer in Atlanta who can ensure your case is treated fairly.

Contacting a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Atlanta

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.