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      Scott Pryor
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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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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons
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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.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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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Every doctor, nurse, and dentist has a professional duty to provide competent care to their patients. In addition to this professional duty, there is also a legal requirement to practice their craft with a certain level of competence. Failure to provide this level of care that results in an injury may be an example of medical malpractice.

Demonstrating medical malpractice is a complicated process. Not only must a plaintiff show that a defendant’s actions failed to meet the standard of care, but they must also rely on the testimony and opinion of an expert witness to do so. A Columbus medical malpractice lawyer could help you hire an expert witness and pursue compensation for your losses following a medical malpractice injury. Contact a personal injury attorney today to learn about your legal options.

What does it Mean for a Medical Provider to Commit Malpractice?

It is unreasonable to expect that every trip to a medical provider will end with a positive result. Some injuries are so severe that they never fully heal. Still, every doctor, nurse, and dentist must provide care that gives patients the best chance for a positive outcome.

Examples of failures to provide care that result in an injury may include:

  • A delayed or improper diagnosis
  • A failure to properly interpret test results
  • An unwillingness to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Emergency room errors
  • Botched surgeries
  • Improper application of medication

According to O.C.G.A. §51-1-27, every provider has the duty to perform their craft to “a reasonable degree of skill and care.” State law also dictates that a failure to meet this standard is the definition of medical malpractice. A skilled lawyer could help to clarify the definition of medical malpractice as it applies to a plaintiff’s case.

The Expert Witness Requirement

No matter how obvious a medical malpractice case may appear, no plaintiff can pursue their cases on their own. O.C.G.A. §9-11-9.1 requires every medical malpractice complaint to contain an affidavit signed by a qualified expert witness. This affidavit must state that the expert has reviewed the case and that in their expert opinion, medical malpractice was the source of the plaintiff’s injuries.

This expert should be a medical professional with the same area of expertise as the defendant provider. For example, if a plaintiff’s case centers around the failure of an ER doctor to quickly recognize a heart attack, the expert witness should have a background in emergency medicine or be a professor of emergency medicine at a medical school. A Columbus medical malpractice lawyer could help to locate, qualify, and hire the required expert medical witnesses needed to pursue medical malpractice claims.

A Columbus Medical Malpractice Lawyer Could Help

Suffering an additional injury while visiting a medical provider is something that no person should have to experience. Every medical provider has a legal duty to provide competent care to the best of their ability. Failures to provide this care in the form of a missed diagnosis, improper analysis of test results, or a failed surgical procedure can result in life-changing consequences.

A Columbus medical malpractice lawyer could help during every stage of your medical malpractice claim. From providing an initial evaluation of medical care, to measuring your losses, to locating and hiring qualified expert witnesses, a personal injury attorney is ready to fight for you. Contact a lawyer today to learn more about medical malpractice and your right to compensation.

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