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How to Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice in Georgia

By Carroll Law Firm |

We rely on doctors and their knowledge when something bad happens to us, whether it is a gradually developing condition or an injury stemming from a car accident. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes make mistakes (which is why they carry insurance), and those medical errors can result in harm and negative consequences. How a Medical Malpractice… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice in Radiology: When Can You Sue a Radiologist?

By Carroll Law Firm |

Medical errors are not uncommon in radiology.  Radiologists deal with the interpretation of diagnostic imaging such as MRIs, CT scans, X-Rays, ultrasounds, sonograms, and many more. Radiology is one of the medical fields most likely to be subject to medical malpractice and negligence. Types of Medical Errors in Radiology Malpractice Researchers found that the… Read More »

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One in 10 People with Any of These Conditions Are Misdiagnosed, a Study Found

By Carroll Law Firm |

Diagnosis errors are a common problem in the United States. Anyone can be misdiagnosed during a medical examination, but a 2020 study published in the journal Diagnosis says that people with any of these three serious conditions are even more likely to receive a wrong diagnosis. The study, which was conducted by researchers at… Read More »

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How to Check Your Doctor’s Medical Malpractice History in Georgia

By Carroll Law Firm |

Many patients are curious to know whether their doctor has been sued for medical malpractice. Luckily, there are ways to check if your doctor has been sued before. However, doing so can be complicated. The most common reason why people want to know whether their physician has been sued for medical errors is that… Read More »

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What is the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia?

By Carroll Law Firm |

If a doctor has made a medical error that resulted in your injury, you might be able to sue the negligent physician for medical malpractice. However, filing a medical malpractice claim can be complicated because you are required to prove that the medical procedure or treatment fell below the accepted “standard of care.” Failure… Read More »

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Why Many Medical Cases Never Reach the Courthouse Steps

By Carroll Law Firm |

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most challenging and difficult cases to handle in the world of civil litigation.  And the harsh reality is that most instances of medical malpractice never result in a lawsuit.  This reality is a difficult pill to swallow for many, and understandably so, but the law is swayed… Read More »

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Surgical Errors Are the Second Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims, a New Study Shows

By Carroll Law Firm |

A new report concludes that surgery is the second most common cause of medical malpractice claims against U.S. doctors overall.  Diagnosis-related claims made up nearly a third of all malpractice claims, according to the study by medical liability insurer Coverys. Coverys analyzed thousands of closed medical malpractice claims from 2014 to 2018 and found… Read More »

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How Long Do You Need to Resolve a Georgia Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Carroll Law Firm |

Most victims of medical malpractice experience severe financial issues related to their damages and losses. Medical bills and loss of income alone can put a considerable amount of strain on a victim’s budget.  Often, it may take two or more years before a medical malpractice claim reaches a conclusion.  The timetable typically depends on… Read More »

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Depressed Doctors More Likely to Commit Medical Malpractice, a New Study Says

By Carroll Law Firm |

An increasing number of studies indicate that America is amidst an alarming epidemic of physician burnout, and the situation keeps getting worse by the year. As an ever-increasing number of doctors keep experiencing burnout, work-related stress, and depression, more medical malpractice lawsuits are filed by patients and their surviving families. If your doctor seems… Read More »

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Phone Calls Interrupting Nurses Lead to More Medication Errors, a New Study Shows

By Carroll Law Firm |

Medical professionals face more challenges in 2020 than ever before. Doctors see dozens – some even hundreds – of patients every day, while all members of hospital staff, including nurses, must adapt to the ever-changing demands of new technology in healthcare. All these factors can cause extreme stress and fatigue in nurses and other… Read More »

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