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      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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    • Stephanie Harris
      Stephanie Harris

      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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Although professionals in the medical industry admit that medical errors occur regularly, proving malpractice can nonetheless be a challenge. Moreover, state lawmakers have enacted complex rules limiting patients’ ability to file claims.

Accordingly, if you suspect medical malpractice caused you to suffer injuries, it is wise to consult a Cobb County medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. A dedicated personal injury lawyer familiar with the unique requirements of medical malpractice cases could begin investigating to find out whether you are eligible for compensation.

Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

Application of the statute of limitations is often unique in medical malpractice cases. Official Code of Georgia Annotated §9-3-71 sets the statute of limitations at two years and the statute of repose at five years in most instances. In other words, lawsuits seeking compensation for medical malpractice must be filed within two years of an injury or death caused by an act of medical malpractice. Sometimes, an injury may not manifest, or a death may not occur until long after the negligence or wrongdoing. In those cases, a lawsuit must be filed within five years of the time of the negligence as required by the statute of repose.

To further complicate matters, a different limitation period applies in situations where a foreign object has been left inside a patient’s body after surgery. In these cases, the patient has one year after the discovery of the object to file a claim.

Pre-Requisite to Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

One unique requirement for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is an affidavit from a medical professional. At the time a Cobb County medical malpractice attorney files a complaint to initiate a medical malpractice claim, the injured person must also file an affidavit that meets the specifications of Ga. Code Ann. §9-11-9.1.

The affidavit must explain at least one negligent act (or negligent failure to act) and the basis for the negligence claim. Affidavits submitted to fulfill this requirement must be prepared by an “expert competent to testify.”

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Cobb County could find a medical expert and obtain an affidavit to satisfy this criterion. This step can take time, however, so it is wise to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible.

Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Medical malpractice may result in a variety of types of harm to a patient. Often, patients suffer economic losses such as reduced income due to time missed from work and added medical bills.

Also, patients may suffer non-economic harm, which may be harder to quantify. Non-economic damages may include pain, suffering, and emotional anguish. A Cobb County doctor malpractice lawyer could calculate an approximate value for each loss in a situation to determine an appropriate amount of damages.

Talk to a Cobb County Medical Malpractice Attorney

It can be frustrating when the medical professionals we trust to protect and improve our health end up causing more harm. When the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider causes an injury, it is only fair to hold them accountable.

A Cobb County medical malpractice lawyer could help you recover compensation if you have suffered harm due to medical mistakes that could have been avoided. To learn more about your options for recovery, call for a free consultation.

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