You have the right to seek financial compensation if you’re hurt by a medical professional who has violated their professional duty. Medical professionals are expected to provide competent care. Thomas Hunter is a medical malpractice lawyer in Savannah, GA.
Thomas Hunter’s team of professionals has experience and knows what it takes to succeed. In our fight for your money, we are well known for going above and beyond.
We review your case for free and you are under no obligation to hire us, so don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about your legal rights.
The Importance of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer with Experience
Medical malpractice cases tend to be more costly and complex than traditional personal injury cases. In order to qualify to treat illnesses and injuries, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals undergo specialized training and must meet state licensing requirements. However, even the best doctors sometimes make mistakes.
As a result, special rules apply. Doctors and hospitals tend to be protected by Savannah, GA laws that prevent “frivolous” lawsuits. In cases where you have suffered real harm because of a doctor’s mistake, it’s important to hold them accountable.
A Thomas Hunter personal injury lawyer can handle every aspect of your case. This includes:
- Identify the cause of your injury or illness
- Identify your medical records and analyze them, including notes from your medical team
- Hire medical experts to testify about the doctor’s mistake and the reasonableness of that mistake under the circumstances
- Meet the detailed procedural requirements in a medical malpractice case in GA
- Obtain a fair compensation award from the insurance companies with the help of financial and medical experts
- Assist you in reducing the chances of being intimidated by insurance companies and defense lawyers who might want to take advantage of you
- Ensure that your rights are protected at trial if necessary
With Thomas Hunter, you’re more than a number on a file. Taking the time to get to know you, our injury attorneys handle your case personally. Our firm is known for going above and beyond in order to get you the money you need.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys at our firm Get Fair Compensation for Injured Clients
Our law firm keeps its size small by design at Thomas Hunter. While we get big-firm results for our clients, our firm offers the personal attention and dedication of a small firm.
Client satisfaction is the foundation of our firm. A fair verdict and settlement for clients harmed by another’s mistake is our number one goal.
Defining medical malpractice under the law
An attorney must prove four elements in a typical negligence case: a duty of care, a breach, causation, and damages. In typical injury cases, the basic standard is useful, but healthcare providers and doctors are held to a different standard.
An experienced attorney will work with medical experts to establish the “medical standard of care.” This standard is different than a simple requirement that everyone behaves carefully to protect others. Various factors can affect the medical standard of care, including:
- The patient’s age
- Medical history
- The nature of the illness or injury
A doctor commits medical malpractice if his or her care deviates from and falls below the standard of care that a reasonable doctor would have provided under the circumstances. In the event that a reasonable physician would have treated you differently, you may have a valid claim for medical negligence.
You must also prove that you suffered harm (damage) as a result of the negligent treatment – perhaps because your condition deteriorated – that would not have occurred if the treatment had been proper.