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Initiating a medical malpractice claim

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2023 | blog, Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims can be complex and time-consuming, but taking specific steps can help ensure your claim is handled properly. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Georgia, here are some of the first steps that you should take:

Gather evidence

This includes medical records, bills, and any other documentation related to your treatment. You should also take photographs of any injuries or scars that resulted from the malpractice.

Seek a second opinion

If you are unsure whether your injury or illness was caused by medical malpractice, it can be helpful to get a second opinion from another medical professional.

Learn what the law says about medical malpractice

Educating yourself on medical malpractice can help you evaluate your case and determine whether you have a valid claim. You’ll need to effectively navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.

File a complaint with the relevant medical board

Each state has a medical board that is responsible for investigating complaints of medical malpractice. Filing a complaint with the medical board can help to ensure that the medical professional is held accountable for their actions.

File your claim

If you pursue a medical malpractice claim, you will file a lawsuit in civil court. This will include drafting and filing the necessary paperwork.

It is important to note that medical malpractice claims have strict statutes of limitation, which vary by state. Therefore, it is crucial to act early to ensure that your claim can be considered.

Taking the first steps in your claim

If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should move forward with the appropriate steps for maximizing the chances of a successful claim. Doing your due diligence and attention to detail increases the chances of a favorable outcome.