Surgeons Liability: What Is It?
Malpractice claims are governed by a complex set of laws and statutes. The medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of Dodd & Burnham utilize a valuable resource pool of personal experience, medical specialists and expert witnesses to prepare, document and present your medical negligence claim. Our negligence lawyers work diligently to identify potentially liable actions, including:
- Surgical errors or medical negligence
- Birthing injuries and accidents
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnosis
- Negligent administration of anesthesia
- Misuse of medical devices
- Nurses’ failure to monitor patients
- Substandard care and negligent abuse
We truly appreciate your financial need to recover damages for your immediate injuries as well as future expenses for ongoing healthcare costs.
Statutes Of Limitations For Georgia Malpractice Claims
The statute of limitations period for medical malpractice in Georgia is typically two years from the date of injury or the negligent act that resulted in the patient’s death. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers can explain any exceptions during your initial consultation but the need exists to act in a timely manner to protect your rights for recovery.
Generally speaking, a medical malpractice claim requires an affidavit from a qualified expert detailing the specific negligent medical act or omission that took place. If you fail to file the affidavit within the specified time frame, your negligence complaint is subject to dismissal. By agreement, the parties to a medical malpractice claim can initiate arbitration by petitioning the court to appoint a referee but, to do so, you must be represented by an attorney.
Don’t Wait Any Longer – Call Today
If you looking for medical malpractice attorneys in Valdosta and other south Georgia communities, contact Dodd & Burnham at 229-474-3609 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. We can arrange to meet with you at our law office, your hospital room, your care facility, your home or an other designated location.