Q: Can I Recover for any Medical Mistake or Surgical Error?
A:No. While medical mistakes and surgical errors are always troubling, they are not always valid reasons for a Georgia medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to recover damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that the person (or entity) that made the mistake owed you a duty of care, that the duty of care was breached, that you suffered harm as a result of the breach and that you are, therefore, entitled to damages.
The components of Georgia medical malpractice cases that are most often disputed include whether the doctor (or entity) acted like a reasonable person, and whether the harm you suffered was due to a mistake or was instead a natural progression of your injury or illness.
For more information about medical errors please read our free e-book, Why Did This Critical Medical Error Happen to Me?, and please contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at The Dover Law Firm for a free consultation. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online form.