Medical Malpractice Attorney
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice is referred to as improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by hospitals, doctors, nurses and any other healthcare professional. The following list provides some of the most common errors as it relates to medical malpractice:
- Misdiagnosis due to lack of medical tests
- Surgery errors (objects left in body, unsanitary equipment, negligent surgical actions, etc.)
- Anesthesia mismanagement such as lack of monitoring or improper dosage
- Dosage miscalculations when administering drugs to patient
- Failure to properly respond to patient's complaints, symptoms, allergies or vital signs
Medical Malpractice a Leading Cause of Death
Malpractice is more common than you may think. In 2013, The Leapfrog Group identified malpractice as one of the top 5 causes of death in the U.S. However, statistics show that only 14% of malpractice cases are reported. Of the cases reported, greater than 75% of cases are resolved prior to trial. Don't wait! Let Ken, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, help.
Determining Medical Negligence
Doctors and medical professionals are geared with knowledge, skills and training in particular fields. With this, they have the responsibility of bringing a reasonable level of skills and care into their daily performance. However, it is important to remember that unfavorable outcomes occur even after physicians provide extraordinary care. Not all bad outcomes are a result of medical malpractice. That's why Ken Hodges and Dre Tennille, our Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorneys, rely on and work with medical experts in all medical malpractice cases. These medical experts examine medical records to determine if the health care provider failed to sufficiently fulfill medical professional standards.
We understand that individuals who suffer medical injuries or complications may be unsure of their rights moving forward. We take the time to walk you through each step of the process. If you believe that you or someone you love was injured or lost their life due to medical negligence or error, contact Ken Hodges Law today. We have office locations in both Albany and Atlanta, but are qualified and able to serve clients throughout the state of Georgia. And, if you're a lawyer who needs local counsel for a medical malpractice case, Ken is prepared to assist you. Call us 24 hours / days a week or use our Free Case Evaluation Contact Form to contact us today.