Medical Malpractice Errors
An Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
During hospital stays, doctor visits, and routine medical procedures, a variety of serious healthcare issues can occur as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake. Given the complex nature of the practice of medicine, it is no surprise that even the smallest mistake can have life-altering impact on the patient. When you or a loved one is the victim of such medical negligence, you need help from the skilled Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP.
Types of Medical Negligence
Below are some of the more common categories of medical negligence:
Misdiagnosis: Correctly diagnosing a medical condition is critical to providing medical care to any patient. Sometimes an error can occur in cases where symptoms may not be readily apparent. This can lead to incorrect or ineffective treatment and unnecessary testing.
Delayed diagnosis: A delay in diagnosis can lead to an undue injury to the patient if the illness or injury is allowed to progress rather than being treated. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment of an illness or injury can reduce the likelihood of recovery for the patient.
Surgical errors: Surgical procedures require an enormous amount of skill and knowledge. Even the slightest mistake can have a profound effect on the patient. Medical negligence during surgery can often lead to further surgeries, infection, internal organ damage, and even death.
Unnecessary surgical procedures: Errors can occur if the surgeon performs an unnecessary procedure on a patient. This often happens when a doctor misdiagnoses a patient symptom or makes a medical decision without proper consideration of the risks involved.
Prescription errors: Prescribing errors can happen when a drug is given to a patient who suffers allergic side effects or when a drug is prescribed in the wrong dosage.
- Hospital infections: Patients can acquire life-threatening infections from hospital stays, which can result in death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, you need to speak with a lawyer at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP right away.
Our Lawyers Understand Georgia Malpractice Law
According to the medical malpractice lawyers at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP in Atlanta, a medical practitioner must exercise a reasonable degree of care and skill. A medical malpractice action is a claim for damages against a medical practitioner who causes injury through negligence.
Contact Our Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP has many years of experience practicing medical malpractice law in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.