When you’re sick or hurt, you go to the hospital or your doctor’s office expecting you’ll get treatment that will help you get better. But healthcare professionals sometimes make mistakes that put patients’ health and lives at risk — and sometimes, those mistakes are caused by negligence. Doctors, surgeons, nurses, and pharmacists must follow strict protocols for treating and evaluating patients. When they fail to do so, serious injuries, illnesses, and complications can occur.
Careless mistakes that can have severe and even life-threatening consequences for patients include:
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our Savannah medical malpractice lawyers assist people injured by healthcare providers’ negligence, and we know what it takes to get results.
If you have been injured while in the care of a Georgia hospital, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that only one in five have scored an A grade for patient safety. The patient safety organization Leapfrog recently issued its semi-annual rankings and gave the coveted A to only 21 percent of facilities in Georgia. This rating lags behind the national average of 30 percent per state. If as Leapfrog claims, its Georgia hospital safety grades are a reliable source of information on the quality of care patients are likely to receive in our state, 79 percent of the state’s hospitals need to improve their service.
Patients injured by medical professionals in Georgia can pursue compensation for medical malpractice-related injuries, illnesses, and complications. However, patients and their attorneys must be able to prove three things before malpractice can be established:
Georgia law requires people who were hurt by healthcare providers to provide evidence that supports their claims that negligence caused them to suffer adverse health effects. A significant component of the required proof involves expert testimony — often from other medical professionals — supporting patients’ claims.
At Owens & Mulherin, we know that collecting evidence, gathering medical records, and arranging testimony from experts is the last thing you want to do when you’re trying to get better. That’s why we’ll handle everything on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
The consequences of medical malpractice aren’t always obvious. For example, some patients may not develop complications for weeks, months, or even years after surgeries, being prescribed medication, or receiving a diagnosis.
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations and a five-year statute of repose on medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. That means action must be taken within two years to five years of when the negligent act occurred that caused you to suffer an injury, illness, or complication.
However, there are exceptions to these rules. Our Savannah medical malpractice lawyers know the state’s laws inside and out, and we can evaluate your case and work hard to make sure you’re eligible to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Georgia law has stricter requirements for filing medical malpractice claims than many other types of injury claims. That’s why it’s so important to have a legal team on your side who is experienced with these types of cases and has the resources to give them the proper care and attention they deserve.
It can be devastating when a healthcare professional that you’re supposed to trust hurts you because of their negligence, but you don’t have to suffer alone. We’re here to listen to your story and provide you with the support and guidance you need while we work hard on your behalf.
Don’t trust the outcome of your medical malpractice claim with just any law firm in Savannah. Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers has the knowledge and skill to seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at 912-212-2100 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re available to speak with you 24/7, and you won’t owe us anything for our services unless we get money for you. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®.
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"Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry
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"I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman
"Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell
Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…
Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…