Filing a lawsuit in Georgia can be a daunting process for prospective plaintiffs, but if you’ve been seriously injured as the result of medical malpractice, Georgia law entitles you to damages that cover medical expenses, lost wages and other non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are those that cover injuries that can’t be directly quantified, such as pain and suffering.

Understanding Malpractice Damages in Georgia 

Some states have laws that cap or limit the amount that claimants can receive for non-economic damages. These kinds of limits previously existed for medical malpractice in Georgia but have since been ruled unconstitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court. This has cleared the path for patient-victims to pursue damages commensurate to the harm they suffer from surgical errors and other medical mistakes. 

Your attorney can help you determine what damages apply to your case, and it’s important that you keep careful documentation of all of your expenses. Doctors are required to carry medical malpractice insurance, and these insurance providers employ the same kind of evasive tactics that we hear about from car accident insurers and others. Before you accept any settlement, consider the long-term ramifications of your injury. An initial settlement offer may not include these long-term costs. 

Filing Your Lawsuit in Georgia for Malpractice

If you’ve been injured by an act of medical malpractice in Georgia, speak with an attorney about the possibility of filing a lawsuit. Georgia law protects the victims of medical malpractice, whether the person responsible for your injury was an office staffer or a surgeon in Atlanta. Accidents of a medical nature can leave lasting injury and produce mounting medical bills that you may otherwise be unable to pay.

Whatever the error was that caused you injury, you might be entitled to damages to cover the cost of any medical treatment you may require to make yourself whole after the malpractice, including lost wages and non-economic damages for pain and suffering. 

Contacting a Medical Malpractice Georgia Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness in one of the numerous Atlanta accidents, medical or otherwise, 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 and to find out if filing a lawsuit is the right move for you and your family – 1-404-842-7838.