Top Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Georgia
Securing fair and full compensation for victims of medical negligence
How common is medical malpractice in Georgia?
Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the US, according to a recent Johns Hopkins study. An even more recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates nearly 1 in 4 patients who are admitted to hospitals in the US will experience harm from medical error. Medical negligence can be catastrophic for victims and their families, and cases against medical providers can be complex, so it’s critical to have experienced counsel.
Lloyd Bell has over 30 years of trial experience and has recovered hundreds of millions for medical malpractice victims and their families. In 2022, Lloyd and his team achieved a $75M verdict, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Georgia’s history. He also secured a record-breaking $26M verdict in 2017 against a Columbus hospital and a $15M verdict against the largest healthcare provider in Georgia.
What are the most common types of medical malpractice?
Though medical malpractice and medical negligence cases are some of the most challenging to bring to court, Bell Law Firm has the expertise and skillful storytelling to obtain multi-million-dollar trial victories. Bell Law Firm specializes in the most egregious medical malpractice cases, including:
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Surgical Error
- Birth Injury
- Medication Error
- Wrong-Site Surgery
- Retained Foreign Objects
What should I expect if I start a medical malpractice case?
No one wants to be a victim of misdiagnosis, negligence or malpractice. After working with hundreds of clients, we know there is often hesitation to take legal action and sue another person. The legal process can feel drawn out and intimidating. However, if you’ve found yourself in a situation where you need to consider a medical malpractice lawsuit, we hope this rough timeline gives you a better picture of what to expect and how your case can potentially be resolved.
Find the right representation for you or your family. You need to work with someone with a record of success with medical malpractice cases.
Obtain your medical records and healthcare bills. One of the first things your attorney will likely ask is about your medical condition and the treatment that led to the alleged negligence.
Your attorney will identify the appropriate expert medical witness – ideally, someone who specializes in the same practice as the defendant.
Once the lawsuit and essential paperwork are filed, discovery begins. This is the process of determining what the adversary’s legal claims and defenses are. Depositions are taken for all relevant parties and witnesses.
Mediation and negotiation can occur after the discovery period ends. Sometimes, the plaintiff and defendant attorneys can settle a case by discussing it amongst themselves. Other times, mediation is required.
Lastly, if mediation doesn’t work for your case, it moves forward for trial. At this stage, your attorney will present the intricate facts of the medical malpractice case before a jury to secure a favorable verdict.
Do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?
Since medical malpractice cases are often complex, you need an experienced team that can understand the medicine and translate your story to a jury in a compelling way. Our medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience pursuing cases against hospitals, in-home nursing groups, medical practice groups, individual doctors and care providers, and university healthcare systems.
We have handled complex cases, including:
How do I find the best medical malpractice lawyer?
If you or a loved one has sustained a significant injury, we know how overwhelming it can be to find the right attorney for your personal injury case. You’re likely familiar with the billboards and late-night television ads for personal injury lawyers. Maybe you’ve even done a quick Google search for the “best lawyer in Atlanta.” How can you narrow down the firms and find the best personal injury lawyer for your case?
The lawyer you work with is an important decision that will impact the success of your case, ongoing financial stability and rehabilitation options. Here are a few places to start in your decision-making process.
Bell Law Firm is ready to help you receive full and fair compensation. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, do not delay in contacting Bell Law Firm for a free consultation. Call us today at 404-249-6768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.