Savannah Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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 can include:
- Surgical errors
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Administering the wrong medication
- Making an incorrect diagnosis
If you or a loved one were 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.
Contact us at 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free online form to speak with us about your case, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Proving Your Healthcare Provider’s Negligence
Patients injured by medical professionals in Georgia can pursue compensation from medical malpractice-related injuries, illnesses, and complications. However, patients and their attorneys must be able to prove three things before malpractice can be established:
- There was a duty of care between the medical professional and patient
- The doctor breached the duty of care by not using the reasonable level of care required by the situation
- The failure to use reasonable care caused an illness, injury, or complication
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.
Time Limits to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Georgia
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.
Why Call Owens & Mulherin?
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 that’s both 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—contact Owens & Mulherin. 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®.