Medical Malpractice FAQs

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury or wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Each Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at Mitchell & Shapiro provides Fulton County and Georgia clients statewide an exceptional standard of personalized, aggressive representation. Having recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients, we're confident we can help you achieve a favorable case outcome.

Many of our clients have similar questions regarding medical malpractice, so we have assembled the most commonly asked questions with answers as a quick reference guide. If you have additional questions or you would like to schedule a free consultation, contact our Fulton County, Georgia, office.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is any act by a health care provider that deviates from accepted standards of medical care and results in injury, disability, or death of a patient. It may be possible to file a claim against the liable party (or parties) if it can be proved that the caregiver was negligent in his or her actions. In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff is the patient and the defendant is the health care provider responsible for any injuries that may have occurred.

What Do I Do If I Suspect That Medical Malpractice Has Occurred?

If you suspect that you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, contact an attorney immediately. Medical malpractice cases are usually very complicated, and victims who choose to "go it alone" usually are unsuccessful in obtaining the compensation they deserve. Talk to our firm as soon as possible to understand the first steps to take.

What Type Of Compensation May Be Available?

If you or a family member has suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for doctor and hospital bills, loss of wages (including future wages), pain and suffering, and emotional distress that occurred as a result of your injury. In some cases it may also be possible to claim punitive damages against the health care provider if it can be proven that the negligent actions amounted to gross negligence or recklessness

Contact Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Mitchell & Shapiro has handled numerous medical malpractice cases. The attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro in Atlanta, Georgia 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 malpractice 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.