Gross Negligence And Informed Consent Issues

When physicians and other medical caregivers make mistakes, the effects can permanently alter the lives of their patients. Though doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare providers are trained professionals, they are not perfect, and are sometimes even negligent. When a patient suffers an injury as a result, the healthcare provider may be liable for medical malpractice.

At the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our medical negligence and informed consent attorneys provide exceptional representation to those who have suffered personal injury and the families of wrongful death victims. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of those who have suffered as a result of substandard, negligent care. Our Atlanta medical negligence attorneys handle claims involving medical misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and medication errors.

To discuss your potential medical malpractice lawsuit, contact our Atlanta, Georgia medical negligence and informed consent attorneys today and schedule a free consultation.

Gross Negligence

The term "gross negligence," as it refers to medical malpractice, is conduct so reckless as to render itself obvious even to a layman with no medical training to be mistaken. Examples include a surgeon amputating the wrong limb or leaving a surgical instrument inside a body cavity of the patient.

If you think you or a loved one has suffered from a medical professional's gross negligence, contact our lawyers. We will evaluate your claim and explain your legal options.

Informed Consent

All patients have are entitled to receive information about one's medical condition, the treatment choices, risks associated with the treatments, and prognosis. The information must be in plain language terms that can readily be understood and in sufficient amounts such that a patient is able to make an "informed" decision about his or her health care.

However, no waiver or consent form can fully release a medical professional from responsibility. If our medical negligence and informed consent attorneys can demonstrate that negligence or deviation from standard medical procedure on his or her part resulted in injury to you, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Medical Negligence Attorneys

Mitchell & Shapiro has handled numerous medical negligence and informed consent cases. The attorneys at our Atlanta office are qualified to help you secure a fair malpractice settlement. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, contact our Georgia personal injury office.

With an exceptional track record of success, our medical negligence attorneys have helped many area victims obtain fair compensation for their suffering. We can help you recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Schedule a consultation today.