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    • Scott Pryor
      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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Gainesville residents rely on doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide care for their ailments and to make a proper diagnosis. However, not every resident receives the standard of care they are entitled to under the law. In some cases, a medical professional’s mistake could have serious, long-term consequences for a patient.

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of a medical mistake, you could benefit from discussing your claim with a dedicated personal injury attorney from our firm. By working with a Gainesville medical malpractice lawyer, you could improve your chances of recovering compensation to offset your losses.

While most injury claims are complex, pursuing compensation for medical negligence requires additional steps. There are several important procedural rules that a plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim must comply with, lest they face losing their chance at obtaining damages.

Statute of Limitations in Gainesville

In Gainesville, an attorney must generally file a claim on behalf of an injured patient within two years of the date of medical malpractice, according to Official Code of Georgia Annotated §9-3-71. However, an injury is not always obvious or apparent immediately after a medical professional’s error. In many cases, complications manifest months or years later, which makes it possible to pursue compensation even after the two-year deadline has passed.

State law also sets a “statute of repose,” which puts additional limits on the filing of a malpractice case. Under this statute, an injured patient must bring a claim no later than five years after the malpractice occurs. Even if a patient discovers the effects of a physician’s error years later, this statute will prevent them from recovering compensation for their injuries after the five-year deadline. Therefore, it is imperative to act as soon as medical malpractice is suspected.

The Expert Affidavit Requirement

According to O.C.G.A. §9-11-9.1, a Gainesville medical malpractice attorney must file an affidavit in addition to a lawsuit. This affidavit should attest to the opposing party’s negligence and must be signed by a qualified medical expert who practices in the same field of medicine as the defendant.

The inclusion of this affidavit is mandatory under state law, and failing to file it could result in the dismissal of a plaintiff’s claim. However, if the affidavit is missing or fails to fulfill every legal requirement, local courts often grant a claimant time to file a corrected version. Typically, a judge will give a plaintiff an additional 45 days to file an updated affidavit. It is important to note that it is within the court’s discretion to allow this extension or not.

Speak with a Gainesville Medical Malpractice Attorney Right Away

The damages a patient suffers as a result of a medical professional’s negligence could be substantial. To ensure your needs are met after suffering an avoidable medical injury, it could be in your best interest to retain skilled legal counsel.

A Gainesville medical malpractice lawyer could help with investigating your claim, identifying a professional for your expert affidavit, and filing a lawsuit on time. Call us right away to discuss your legal options with an attorney.

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