Medical errors are an all too common occurrence in the United States. Estimates on the number of fatalities resulting from medical mistakes each year range from 98,000 all the way up to 440,000, and this does not even account for the numerous injuries that result from medical errors. However, not every bad medical outcome constitutes a viable medical malpractice case. To bring a successful medical malpractice case, the patient must prove that his or her injures happened because a medical provider was negligent. In legal terms, this means that the patient must prove that the medical provider failed to comply with what is known as the “standard of care,” and expert testimony must be used to establish this.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and difficult to prove. They are also very expensive to pursue, which means that there generally must be a significant injury to justify risk that goes along with the significant time and expense investments that are necessary to bring a successful medical malpractice case.
Atlanta medical malpractice attorney Darl Champion has the knowledge and experience to analyze the facts of your case and determine whether you may have a medical malpractice claim. Darl has helped represent and obtain compensation for patients in medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, birth injuries, and delays in diagnosis. If you think you may have a medical malpractice claim, call The Champion Firm, P.C. today at 404-596-8044 for a free consultation with an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney.