You went to the doctor seeking competent medical advice and treatment. Unfortunately, something went wrong. Suddenly, you are worse off than before, facing a significant injury as a result of the treatment you received.
At Perrotta &Cahn, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers devote personalized attention to the victims of medical malpractice. With offices in Cartersville, Calhoun and Dalton, we handle cases of medical error and negligence in north Georgia and throughout the South.
What Are The Steps To Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim?
As a law firm dealing with many medical malpractice cases, we've developed a set of procedures we use to begin each case. From there, every client is different, and we work with them individually, compassionately and with a singular purpose in mind: to stop their suffering and help them get on with their lives. Here are the steps we follow and that we recommend if you wish to pursue your case involving incompetence of health care professionals:
- Secure the services of a qualified lawyer. Timing is critical. There are statutes of limitations that disqualify your case if not followed. Also, there are often specific requirements — medical review boards, expert testimony, filing of affidavits and sometimes even serving an intent to file suit — that must be met in advance of your case being filed. Your medical malpractice attorney manages these things for you.
- Obtain your medical records. This is the evidence your attorney needs to evaluate your case and to bring in medical experts to determine how best to proceed.
- Notify the insurance company, health care practitioner and medical facility. Your attorney should do this for you. Your malpractice attorney or wrongful death attorney acts as your buffer between these parties and can sometimes negotiate a fair settlement without further legal proceedings.
- Conform with pre-suit requirements. Since tort reform, there are often several hurdles with which to comply before filing a medical malpractice action. Your attorney should take care of all these issues for you.
- File the actual complaint. This is when the lawsuit is filed.
Most medical malpractice lawsuits settle before trial.
Treating Your Case With Compassion And Respect
Perrotta & Cahn, Attorneys at Law, has served Northwest Georgia for almost 30 years. Our 24/7 availability and our responsiveness to your legal needs show the responsibility we take for your medical malpractice case. These are just some of the types of cases we undertake for our clients:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Negligence by health care facility
- Misfiled or incompatible drugs administered
- Abuse or neglect at a nursing facility
- Surgical cases
- Obstetrics cases
The Clock Is Always Ticking In Cases Of Medical Malpractice
Don't wait. Get the kind of compassionate and experienced legal counseling that can successfully resolve your case. Our experienced attorneys cannot restore your health. However, we do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. Don't wait. Pick up the phone and call 678-792-4816. You can also complete our contact form.