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      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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      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. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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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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