Seeking Justice After Medical Malpractice
Most people are confident they will receive the care they need when they enter a clinic or hospital in Georgia. People do not expect that the medical professionals they are entrusting their well-being to will make a mistake or display incompetence.
Unfortunately, hospitals, physicians and medical staff do sometimes make terrible errors, resulting in pain and suffering for patients and their families. At the law firm of Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C., in Lawrenceville, we take a stand for victims of medical malpractice and their loved ones.
Types Of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a very complicated area of personal injury law. If you or someone you love is suffering because of a medical mistake, it is important that your attorney has the skills and qualifications to represent you effectively.
Our firm was founded by Margaret Gettle Washburn, an accomplished lawyer who has practiced law for over three decades. Led by Ms. Washburn, our attorneys and legal professionals work as a team to bring together extensive experience, legal research and other resources to reach the best possible results for victims of medical malpractice in Georgia.
We handle claims involving factors like:
- Surgical errors, including foreign objects being left inside a patient during surgery
- Medication mistakes at the time of prescription or administration
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesiology errors
- Childbirth injury, resulting in harm to the baby or mother
- Medical negligence causing catastrophic injuries such as brain damage or death
Because medical malpractice claims often require a deep understanding of the medical issue or procedure in question, it is important to rely on a lawyer who can research effectively. We take the time to listen to our clients and to find the information we need to fully protect them.
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Timing is critical in medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice claims arising from an injury must be filed within two years of the date of the injury under Georgia law. Claims resulting from a failure to diagnose may, in certain cases, receive an extension.