Medical Malpractice Questions

My doctor told me he thought another doctor had given me poor quality care. Does that mean I have a medical malpractice suit?

 

How can I tell if I have a medical malpractice case?

 

 

 

My doctor told me he thought another doctor had given me poor quality care. Does that mean I have a medical malpractice suit?

 

Maybe, but not necessarily. What a doctor may say in the privacy of the examining room and what he is willing to put in writing and risk the wrath of his peers or the negative results to another doctor, may be two different things. Some doctors will tell a patient they have been mistreated, but then are unwilling to document this in writing.

 

 

How can I tell if I have a medical malpractice case?

 

Call Noel H. Benedict & Associates and we will objectively evaluate your case for you in a confidential consultation. Briefly, to prove medical malpractice in Georgia, a patient must meet two criteria: (1) He/she must have to have an injury substantial enough (or permanent) to justify the costs incurred (which can be thousands to millions of dollars) to take the case to trial or settlement, and (2) he/she must prove that the doctor or other medical professional conducted himself or used a procedure or method in a way that another, same specialty doctor who is his/her peer would not have done or would have done differently. In other words, are the injuries enough to justify paying expert fees, court costs, deposition fees, reporter fees, etc., and then risking it all on the local jury pool if the case does not settle prior to going to a court trial? A case must be winnable and collectible to make it worth the cost, time, and effort to take it to trial.

As caring as an attorney may be, he cannot invest time and money on a case that will not return that investment or most likely would return no investment and actually lose money. We get frequent calls from people who have suffered injuries or emotional trauma at the hands of a medical professional they trusted. Noel H. Benedict & Associates can help you understand your options.