Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta To Fight For Your Rights To Just Compensation
Personal injury claims fall under the area of law known as ‘tort law’ in which personal injury lawyers provide legal services to clients who claim to have suffered an injury as a result of wrongdoing or negligence on the part of someone else. Personal injury lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent Attorneys at Law assist victims of accidents of many types including medical malpractice. Medical malpractice lawyers specialize in assisting those who claim to have suffered personal injury from medical malpractice, whether physical, psychological or even death. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice or a loved one has suffered personal injury or death as the result of negligence, you should take immediate steps to enlist the help of an attorney experienced in medical malpractice cases to determine the validity of your claim.
What is Medical Malpractice? Should You Hire an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Law Firm?
Medical malpractice involves a wide range of issues including but not limited to errors, negligence, or abuse by physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and others. Even though they are referred to as accidents, most accidents that occur in a professional medical setting are due to the wrongful action (or inaction) of a medical professional or staff member.
We all trust medical professionals like physicians, dentists, and registered nurses in hospitals and practitioner’s offices to provide us with reasonable care when we need it. When one of these medical professionals was negligent or failed to provide us with the same level of reasonable medical treatment normally provided by a similarly licensed professional in the same type of situation, a medical malpractice case may be brought against the suspected perpetrator. Victims of medical malpractice often find that their lives have been permanently changed or significantly compromised due to the failure of a medical professional to comply with the strict standards of care expected of them. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be the victim of medical malpractice, a personal injury lawyer at Ken Nugent’s law firm can help you understand your rights in this type of personal injury case.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1355 Peachtree St NW #1000, Atlanta, GA 30309
If you have experienced one of these unfortunate situations the results can have life-long consequences, not only for you but also for members of your family. Malpractice cases can be extremely complex and involve extensive preparation often constrained to strict deadlines. That is why it is vitally important to have a skilled medical malpractice lawyer on your side to start gathering evidence to support your case as soon as possible.
Medical Malpractice Legal Process
Almost everyone who has suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one who died while under medical treatment has doubts about the professional competence of the medical practitioners involved in their care even though not all bad outcomes can be contributed to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice cases are required to meet strict standards to prove that injury or death was due to negligence or wrong action by someone else. A medical malpractice lawyer can confirm whether your claim is valid by identifying the existence of two vital components in a valid medical malpractice claim that proves:
- Failure by a medical professional to meet the applicable standards of care depending on the condition of the patient;
- A direct link exists between the treatments provided or not provided that directly resulted in injury or death.
A team of medical malpractice lawyers will include investigators and medical experts who are highly experienced in proving wrongful action or lack of action. A medical expert will carefully review the situation in question to determine the existence of substandard care and whether you have suffered substantial harm or injury as a result of such care or lack of care.
At Ken Nugent's we believe that every patient who has suffered harm has the right to be heard and meticulously work towards understanding your unique situation in order to develop a suitable legal plan to obtain just compensation on your behalf.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Our expert team of personal injury lawyers understands the intricate complexities that medical malpractice cases present and have years of experience in defending clients in many physician negligence cases such as:
- Surgical or anesthesia-related errors during a medical procedure
- Failure to obtain informed consent from a patient before a procedure
- Misuse of medical devices, implants, or prescription of drugs
- A wrongful procedure such as unnecessary amputation
Continuing our Tradition of Excellence in Legal Representation
Helping every victim get the compensation they deserve after suffering injury or wrongful death due to the wrongdoing of others has always been our mission and goal right from the start. We believe that every person deserves to have a professional lawyer on their side to fight for appropriate financial compensation after catastrophic injury or loss to help them put their lives back together again. Whether it is a pharmacist who has provided the wrong prescription drug or the gross negligence of a surgeon during an operation, our primary goal is to identify the party or parties at fault and bring them to justice for their actions or inactions. Every day our team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers fights hard to get rightful justice for our clients.
Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney at Your Side
Every day Atlanta residents visit medical facilities where they place their trust in medical professionals like doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other trained and licensed healthcare professionals to provide them with medical treatment according to the ethical standards required by their profession. Unfortunately, every year there are hundreds of cases where people become injured due to the wrong action or negligence of medical professionals. In Georgia alone, a shocking average of 1,500 people dies each year as a result of medical errors that could have been avoided.
Being injured due to the fault of someone else is a devastating experience that not only involves pain and trauma, but also the frustration of having to deal with insurance companies with staff members that are specifically trained to fight all claims. Without the professional assistance of a personal injury lawyer, you run the risk of your claim being denied outright before you can even be heard. The effects of some personal injuries can be long-lasting and affect your entire life. With a powerful team of knowledgeable lawyers on your side to walk you through every step of the legal process, you will have a much better chance of a successful settlement.
At Kenneth S Nugent we put the expertise, knowledge, and a combined 350 years of experience by our team of lawyers at your disposal to represent you if you or one of your family members have been injured due to the following:
- Errors performed by a physician, anesthesiologist, nurse, or other healthcare professionals in the course of their duties
- Misdiagnosis, failed diagnosis, or failure by the medical professional to inform a patient
- Errors performed by a surgeon
- Hospital and emergency room negligence
- Contraction of serious infections such as staph or gangrene
- Over-medication, under-medication, or failure to medicate
- Breaching accepted medical standards of care
- Failure to adhere to living wills or to follow advanced medical directives
- Wrongful death
Why Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The primary job of a personal injury lawyer is to protect your rights and secure just compensation for wrongdoing on the part of another party. We know how to safeguard your legal rights against any attempts by defense lawyers or insurance adjusters to minimize or completely defeat your claim. All our attorneys have years of experience at working for first hand with the staff members of insurance companies specifically hired to fight legal claims on behalf of their employers. They are highly skilled in negotiating with these individuals to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome that takes into account:
- Possible permanent or long-term medical and personal care expenses
- Hospital, nursing, and all other medical expenses currently and potentially in the future
- Permanent or long-lasting loss of income
- Loss of a job
Can Any Lawyer Who Practices General Law Defend Your Medical Malpractice Case?
Even though a general law attorney is allowed to represent you, personal injury claims need a lawyer who understands the unique complexities involved in not only insurance and tort law, but also of litigation, the trial procedure, and in-depth knowledge of how insurance staff is trained to operate when dealing with insurance claims. A general law practitioner may not have the proper knowledge that only years of specialized experience in this area of the law provides. In addition to their legal expertise, a lawyer specializing in medical malpractice will also have an in-depth understanding of how factors like negligence issues, medical conditions, and punitive damage issues can influence the outcome and value of a claim.
Take advantage of our offer of a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Kenneth S Nugent P.C. to find out if you have a valid claim.
How Much Will it all Cost?
At Nugents we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis which means we will only charge you if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation. Victims of medical wrongdoing can expect to receive compensation for a number of economic and non-economic damages such as loss of income, medical expenses, loss of the ability to earn income in the future, etc. Non-economic damages incurred include pain and suffering, humiliation, loss of the enjoyment of life, and grief as a result of the loss of a loved one. In addition, a victim can also pursue a claim for punitive damages.
What to do if you Suspect Medical Malpractice in Atlanta
If an insurance agent contacts you to offer a settlement do not sign anything until you have hired a personal injury lawyer to represent you. If an insurance adjuster questions you, you should hand it over to your lawyer who is qualified and competent to review any offer presented to you. All our lawyers are very familiar with all the tricks and schemes used by insurance companies to get you to accept a premature settlement that minimizes your claim or to deny it completely.
If you feel you have been wronged by the actions or inactions of a medical professional you should not be expected to fight for your rights on your own. Contact Ken S. Nugent today to schedule a free consultation. Unlike insurance company representatives, we will listen to you and fight for your rights for justice and appropriate compensation, taking into consideration the many variables involved in such a complex claim. One call is all it takes to get Ken Nugent’s team of personal injury lawyers to start working on your case.
You can contact us online at https://www.attorneykennugent.com/practice-areas/personal-injury-lawyer/medical-malpractice/ for a live chat or call our offices toll-free at 1-888-579-1790 to start the process.