A study performed by the National Institute of Medicine concluded that 98,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. This does not even include patients who have suffered severe, life altering injuries from medical mistakes due to the negligence of healthcare providers and institutions.
Medical negligence, or medical malpractice, is defined unintentionally, by act or omission, failing to provide adequate treatment to a patient with the result ending in injury or death. The legal team at Atlanta’s Pope & Howard, P.C. has tried a great deal of medical negligence cases, and wants to help even more families who have suffered grievances or loss.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical malpractice or negligence legal claims can be brought against physicians, hospitals, dentists, nurses, therapists, or any other entity that provides healthcare to patients in a professional setting; however, a low percentage of these types of cases are actually brought to court.
In fact, only 15,000 – 19,000 medical negligence claims are brought against doctors every year. This is due, in part, to the difficult nature of these types of cases and the fact that many people may be confused or unaware of their legal rights after they experience negligent care from a healthcare provider.
Types of Medical Negligence Victims Pope & Howard Represents
The skilled, practiced attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. conduct thorough investigations before they agree to any medical negligence case. The investigations include comprehensive analysis of all medical records and past consultations with physicians. Once Pope & Howard, P.C. decides to accept a medical negligence case, clients can feel assured that every angle has been investigated and considered.
Partners Geoff Pope and Marc Howard represent victims who have suffered from injuries such as:
Learn more about medical negligence claims and how the experienced Atlanta-area medical malpractice attorneys at Pope & Howard may be able to help you and your case.
Financial Damages Possible in Cases Against Negligent Healthcare Providers
As Atlanta’s experts at representing victims of medical negligence, Pope & Howard, P.C. is committed to the interests and wellbeing of our clients. Our skilled legal team has a remarkable record of achieving significant recoveries for medical negligence clients, including financial compensation and patient safety measures at major healthcare facilities.
Medical malpractice cases can result in three major types of financial compensation, also referred to as “damages”, for plaintiffs, including compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Because every case is different, the exact nature and amount of possible damages varies depending on the exact circumstances of the case. That’s why it is important to have experienced medical malpractice attorneys on your side to navigate the sometimes convoluted waters of these types of negligence cases.
Contact Pope & Howard, P.C. to Schedule a Case Consultation
If you believe you or a family member has been a victim of medical negligence that resulted in injury or death, contact the experts at Pope & Howard, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, by filling out our online contact form. Set up a consultation and case evaluation today!
With years of experience as trial lawyers, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope represent clients' interests who have been injured or treated wrongly due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from any of the above wrongs, contact the experts at Pope & Howard P.C. to set up a free consultation. Contact us via our contact form or by phone: 404-885-9999.