Have you suffered injuries or lost a family member due to medical negligence in Evans, Georgia? Don’t let an irresponsible doctor or healthcare provider off the hook for the harm they’ve caused. Contact Hawk Law Group and discover how our Evans medical malpractice lawyers can help you fight for a maximum financial recovery.
Our award-winning trial attorneys are ready to help you take on hospitals and negligent healthcare professionals and fight to hold them accountable. Collectively, we have over 71 years of experience and have won tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients like you.
Your first case evaluation is 100 percent free, so don’t hesitate to contact our law office in Evans, GA, to schedule yours today at (706) 863-6500.
How Hawk Law Group Can Help With Your Evans Medical Malpractice Case
As the victim of medical negligence in Georgia, you may have the right to file a claim and demand compensation from a hospital or healthcare provider. However, getting the money you deserve often isn’t as easy as it should be.
What mistake or error led to your injury? What kind of standard are doctors held to in the state of Georgia? What will it take to prove negligence and win your claim? How do you move forward when you’re facing off against powerful insurance companies and hospitals?
These are all important questions – and they can be barriers to a successful result. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle your medical malpractice case on your own. Hawk Law Group is here to help.
Our Evans personal injury lawyers have been handling complex medical malpractice cases for decades.
When you choose our law firm to represent you, we’ll invest our considerable resources into getting you the results you deserve.
- Investigate the circumstances that led to your injury, illness, or death of a family member
- Identify the medical error (or errors) that caused you harm
- Consult with respected medical professionals to establish the standard of care appropriate for your case and pinpoint how it was breached
- Gather medical records, patient charts and histories, physician disciplinary records, photographs, video footage, witness statements, and other evidence pertinent to your case
- Handle negotiations with a negligent doctor, hospital, healthcare facility, and/or insurance adjuster on your behalf
- Prepare your case for trial if you aren’t offered a fair settlement
Our Georgia personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee basis. There’s no cost to hire our medical malpractice attorneys to represent you upfront. Instead, you only pay if we win your medical negligence case.
Since there’s no risk in asking for our help, don’t hesitate to contact our legal team to arrange a free consultation today.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Research suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of avoidable death in the United States. It’s also believed that medical mistakes are wildly underreported, meaning that hundreds of thousands of patients across the nation are injured every year.
These mistakes are inexcusable. Doctors and healthcare professionals have years of education, testing, and practical training under their belts. We trust them without health and, often, our lives. When a doctor or another provider makes a mistake, they must be held accountable. That’s where Georgia’s medical malpractice laws come into play.
Medical malpractice essentially refers to a healthcare professional’s subpar medical care. As licensed professionals, they’re held to high standards. Specifically, doctors are expected to perform with “a reasonable degree of care and skill.”
Consider what another doctor of the same specialty would have done in the same situation. Would you still have gotten hurt or experienced the wrongful death of a family member? If not, there’s a high degree of likelihood that your doctor breached its duty of care to you.
When a doctor fails to provide an appropriate level of care, they can be considered negligent. When your doctor is negligent, you have the right to file a civil injury claim and hold them financially responsible.
Who Can Be Liable in a Georgia Medical Malpractice Case?
It’s not just your primary care physician. Under Georgia state law, anyone who directly or indirectly contributes to a medical error or commits malpractice can be legally responsible for your injuries.
This might include:
- Emergency room doctors
- Specialists, including OBGYNs, oncologists, pediatricians, and more
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Hospital staff and administration
- Urgent treatment centers
Our attorneys will carefully assess your situation and identify anyone who played a role in your medical trauma. Then we’ll work tirelessly to hold each and every one of them accountable.
We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Evans, GA
Medical errors can occur for a whole host of reasons: staff miscommunication, charting errors, physician fatigue, hospital understaffing, and more.
No matter the cause of your medical injury, Hawk Law Group will be there to help you fight for justice.
We represent clients in Evans medical malpractice cases involving:
- Missed diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Wrong-site surgery
- Premature discharge
- Failure to treat
- Prescription drug errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury
- Infections and more
Do not hesitate to reach out to our top-rated legal team in Evans, Georgia to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation, so call to schedule yours now.
What Damages Can I Get If I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Typically, economic and non-economic damages are both available to victims of medical negligence in the state of Georgia.
Economic damages are paid to make up for the financial costs you have because of your injuries:
- Hospitalization, revision surgery, medical transportation, medical devices and equipment, medication, and other current medical expenses
- Future medical bills
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages and income
- Lost benefits
- Nursing assistance, either in-home or at an Evans nursing home
Non-economic damages are intended to make up for trauma related to an accident that doesn’t have a set financial value, such as:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Depression and anxiety
If there’s evidence of willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or conscious indifference to consequences, then punitive damages may also be available.
Compensatory damages in Georgia personal injury cases are not subject to a limit. Punitive damages are. You can recover up to $250,000 if a jury determines that punitive damages are appropriate.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Georgia?
Typically, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in Georgia is two years. The clock usually starts to run the date of the act of medical negligence. However, injuries or illnesses caused by medical errors aren’t always identified right away. So, Georgia law provides that you can have two years from the date you discover (or should have discovered) your medical negligence-related injury.
Keep in mind there is a five-year statute of repose. Whether or not you’ve identified your injury, you’ll have a maximum of five years from the date of the act of negligence to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
One exception is medical malpractice claims involving a foreign object left in the body. In those situations, the clock will begin to run when the object is discovered, even if it’s after five years. Other times, you may have additional time to act if your healthcare provider fails to diagnose a medical condition.
Medical Negligence Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
A simple medical mistake or slip-up can inflict life-long suffering and harm. At Hawk Law Group, we’ll be ready to help you stand up and work to recover compensation for all of your medical malpractice injuries.
Call us for help if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice and suffered:
- Broken bones
- Burn injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Birth injury
- Nerve damage
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Internal bleeding
- Undiagnosed illness or disease
- Medication overdose
Our top-rated legal team can also help if you’ve experienced the wrongful death of a family member because of a negligent medical professional’s conduct. Contact our law firm to learn more about how we can help your family move forward today.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Evans Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you’ve been injured because of a medical mistake or act of medical negligence in Evans, Georgia, contact Hawk Law Group. You may have the right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation from your doctor, the hospital, or another liable party. Our Evans medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you fight to get every cent you deserve.
Get a team with 71+ years of experience in your corner. Contact our lawyers serving Evans and surrounding areas in Columbia County, GA, to arrange a time for your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.