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Riverdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At The Moses Firm, we're all about giving you top-notch service every step of the way. With our wealth of experience and know-how in handling tough cases, we go above and beyond to secure the best results for our clients. We know how crucial it is to have a thorough and unwavering supporter by your side after something terrible happens. Sadly, after such events, mistakes get swept under the rug, lies get told, and responsibility gets dodged.

If you've been through a tough situation like medical malpractice, a serious car or truck accident, or any other kind of negligence, we're here for you. Our team of skilled personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers is dedicated to untangling the facts and ensuring you and your loved ones are taken care of. To find out more about how our committed attorneys in Riverdale, GA can assist you during this trying time, don't hesitate to reach out to The Moses Firm today at 404-721-1050.

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Ensuring Hospitals, Doctors, and Nurses Are Held Accountable for Medical Errors

A study from 2018 by Johns Hopkins University uncovered that medical errors rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, trailing only heart disease and cancer. It's hard to believe that even esteemed healthcare institutions and highly qualified doctors could be responsible for such a significant number of avoidable medical mistakes. These errors can lead to severe consequences, ranging from fatalities to life-altering injuries such as permanent brain damage, total paralysis, and the loss of multiple limbs. When these incidents occur, it's crucial to understand what happened, why it happened, and whether it could have been prevented.

As legal professionals with decades of experience specializing in navigating complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases, we have a profound grasp of the standards for safe and high-quality medical care and the underlying causes of medical errors. We are adept at taking on large hospital systems and healthcare providers who refuse to acknowledge their responsibility for glaring, preventable medical mistakes.

Our team collaborates with highly qualified practicing physicians across the country who are experts in their respective fields and are committed to advocating for patients and educating juries about the standards for safe and high-quality medical care.

While the idea of pursuing a medical malpractice case against a large healthcare system or a respected doctor may seem intimidating, we have the knowledge, expertise, and skills to support you through this daunting process. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Contact The Moses Firm, where our Riverdale medical malpractice attorneys provide free consultations.

Trust The Moses Firm to Represent You with Expertise

If you suspect that you or someone you care about has been a victim of medical malpractice in Riverdale, it's essential to turn to a trustworthy and experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney who knows Georgia law inside and out and has the expertise and connections to effectively assist you. Many victims of medical malpractice mistakenly hire out-of-state lawyers to handle their cases in Georgia. However, these attorneys from other states may lack a deep understanding of Georgia's legal complexities and may not have the necessary contacts to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

The respected and skilled medical malpractice attorneys at The Moses Firm in Riverdale, GA have a solid track record. They will thoroughly evaluate both the legal and practical aspects of your case at no charge to determine if it's viable. If they determine that your case is viable and choose to take it on, The Moses Firm will represent you without requiring any upfront payment. They will cover all expenses associated with the case, and you will only need to pay attorneys' fees and litigation costs if they successfully recover compensation for you.

Typical Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, or hospitals, fail to adhere to established "standards of care," which require them to act reasonably, akin to other professionals, when treating patients. This expectation to follow the standard of care is mandated by Georgia law according to O.C.G.A. § 51-1-27. Standards of care are typically well-defined through fundamental medical education in medical and nursing schools, documented in widely accepted textbooks, professional guidelines, hospital policies and procedures, peer-reviewed literature, and even basic internet searches. These standards are taught to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care and to prevent known and avoidable complications that could harm patients. Deviating from these standards, known as a "breach" or "violation" of the standard of care, resulting in an injury, constitutes medical malpractice or medical negligence.

Common instances of medical malpractice include:

  • Anesthesia Errors: Anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals responsible for anesthesia must ensure patients can breathe safely during and after surgeries and medical procedures. When they fail to administer anesthesia safely, properly monitor patients, recognize signs of breathing difficulties, have a safe anesthesia plan, or promptly respond to airway issues, it can result in severe brain injuries or even death. Such occurrences should not happen, and families should look into these incidents for possible misconduct.
  • Birth Injuries: Medical malpractice often occurs during labor and delivery. A common scenario involves inducing labor with a medication called "Pitocin" or "Oxytocin" to stimulate contractions and speed up delivery. This medication is considered high-risk because improper administration or inadequate monitoring can cause serious harm. Often, excessive medication leads to too many contractions, reducing blood flow to the baby. Without prompt interventions or an urgent cesarean section, the baby can suffer permanent brain damage or death due to oxygen deprivation. Surviving babies may be diagnosed with "hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy" and develop cerebral palsy, leading to a lifetime of challenges, missed milestones, and suffering. If this happens, it's crucial to seek immediate investigation by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer specializing in "birth injury" cases.
  • Misdiagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, or Delayed Diagnosis:Medical malpractice often occurs when there's a failure to promptly diagnose and treat a serious medical condition. Patients frequently visit the emergency room or their doctor's office with common signs of a severe medical issue but are sent home without treatment because healthcare providers didn't recognize these signs. This failure-to-diagnose happens commonly with conditions like heart attacks, strokes, cancers, Type A aortic dissections, brain infections such as meningitis or herpes encephalitis, testicular torsions, and other infections. When doctors don't swiftly diagnose and treat such conditions, it can lead to permanent harm or death. Those affected should consult experienced medical malpractice lawyers for guidance.
  • Medication Errors: Nurses are required to adhere to the "5 Rights" of medication administration, ensuring the right medication is given to the right patient, in the correct dose, via the right route, and at the right time. Medication errors can include administering the wrong medication to a patient, giving an excessive dose, or delivering medication incorrectly. Unfortunately, these errors are frequent and can result in severe injuries. If you've experienced this, you should have your case reviewed by a skilled medical malpractice lawyer.
  • Surgical Mistakes: Mistakes can occur during surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical tools inside the patient, performing unnecessary surgeries, or damaging vital body parts. These preventable errors can lead to life-altering consequences, including amputations or even death. Surgeons must anticipate potential complications and take measures to avoid these mistakes.
$2 Million Settlement in Medical
Malpractice Case

A metro Atlanta dermatologist settles a medical malpractice case where he removed a nerve sheath tumor instead of referring his patient to an experienced neurosurgeon who could remove it safely, leaving her with a permanent foot drop for the rest of her life.

$1.5 Million Jury Verdict in Medical
Death Case

Jury verdict in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case for the failure to transfer a 1-year-old suffering from myocarditis to a tertiary care center.

$7 Million Settlement in Medical
Malpractice Burn
Injury Case

Atlanta hospital system severely burned a baby's foot causing her a life long deformity and premature disability.

$3.4 Million Settlement in Medical
Death Case

Settlement in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case for the failure to establish an airway for a mother being intubated in preparation for a c-section.

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Kim Moses
Moses Kim, Esq

Moses Kim is an Atlanta medical malpractice & injury lawyer, and the Founding Partner of The Moses Firm. He represents people who have been seriously and catastrophically injured and the families of loved ones who have been needlessly killed in auto & truck accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability cases. Read More

Wynn B. Sowersby
Wynn B. Sowersby, Esq.

Wynn B. Sowersby is a wrongful death and catastrophic injury attorney with 27 years of experience—not only as a private attorney—but as a Staff Attorney in Georgia’s court system. Read More

Expert Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Riverdale, GA

Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

Several legal and practical considerations must be taken into account to determine the viability of your case. Since each case is unique, it's vital to consult with an experienced Riverdale medical malpractice attorney to ascertain whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim.

To assess the viability of your medical malpractice case, we need to obtain and review the pertinent medical records. This review may also involve consulting expert physicians or nurses to evaluate the case and assist in identifying any medical errors. The reputable and skilled medical malpractice lawyers and personal injury attorneys at The Moses Firm offer complimentary consultations and will evaluate your case at no charge. If necessary, they may also arrange for your case to be reviewed by an expert, covering the associated costs. Therefore, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance.

From a legal standpoint, to succeed in a medical malpractice case in Georgia, a lawyer must demonstrate that (1) a duty was owed (i.e., a standard of care existed); (2) the healthcare provider breached that duty or standard of care; (3) it's more likely than not that this breach of duty caused injuries; and (4) as a result of this negligence, the patient suffered actual injuries and damages.

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At The Moses Firm, ensuring patient safety is our top priority. Our team of Riverdale medical malpractice lawyers is committed to supporting you every step of the way. Contact us today at 404-721-1050 for a complimentary consultation to discover how our firm can assist you or your loved one.

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