Q: How many actions are taken each year by the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and if the Board takes action do I still need a Georgia medical malpractice attorney?
A:The Georgia Composite Medical Board meets twice a month. Among other things, the Board disciplines doctors and others in the medical profession if there is a preponderance of the evidence supporting a complainant’s allegations that the medical professional has done something over which the Board has jurisdiction.
In 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, the Board took action against 100 professionals, 85 of whom were physicians. The average number of people disciplined from 2006 – 2010 was 114 per year.
While the Board is disciplining some doctors accused of wrongdoing and may restrict or revoke a doctor’s license to practice medicine, the Board’s discipline will not result in a recovery for an injured patient.
If you have been hurt by medical malpractice in Georgia, then it is important to contact an experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. A Georgia medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your case, advise you of your rights, and zealously advocate for your full and fair recovery which may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
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