Even Doctors Make Mistakes, And They Should Be Accountable When They Do

As a patient, you have every right to expect professional, competent care from your doctors and other medical professionals. Sadly, however, even doctors make serious mistakes and therefore fail to fulfill their duty to their patients. When this occurs, serious injury or even death can result.

At the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., victims of medical malpractice in the Atlanta area can find a skilled and compassionate legal professional to help with their medical negligence case. The law in Georgia allows victims of malpractice to recover compensation from doctors, hospitals and health care clinics, but you need to take action to pursue your claim. Fortunately, lawyer Brian C. McCarthy can help.

Call the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., at 404-692-7577 and schedule a FREE case evaluation. You can also reach the firm online. Get answers to your legal questions today and find out if you may be entitled to compensation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

You may have a claim for medical malpractice if a doctor or another medical professional fails to adhere to accepted medical standards and procedures, and you suffer an injury as a result.

For instance, a doctor can be legally responsible if he or she provides a level of care below that which a reasonable physician would have offered under the same circumstances. Medical malpractice may include negligent actions by medical professionals or, conversely, failing to act when they otherwise should have. Some common examples of medical malpractice and negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis or a delay in diagnosis
  • Misread lab results or a failure to properly follow up on testing
  • Surgical errors including operating on the wrong person or body part
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient, such as sponges
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors including failure to check for dangerous drug interactions or administering the wrong dosage of drugs

Medical malpractice claims are often highly technical, typically requiring a careful analysis of your medical history and records. This is why it is always a good idea to contact Atlanta medical malpractice attorney Brian C. McCarthy.

He can help you obtain your medical records and find an independent expert to conduct an exam and review your medical history. Malpractice cases can come down to a battle of the experts, and you'll need good witnesses to help prove your claim.