Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Over a Decade of Legal Skill on Your Side
At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we have given our clients outstanding
legal representation for over ten years. We believe that patients should
be able to trust their doctors, and that every member of the medical profession
is obligated to provide the best treatment that they can offer. Doctors,
surgeons, and nurses should be held accountable for the suffering that
they cause. That's why our team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers
is dedicated to helping victims of medical malpractice pursue the compensation
that they deserve.
Contact our office to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm.
Doctors are supposed to help people, not hurt them. Medical patients trust
their doctors, nurses, and physicians to provide the care that they need
through skilled medical treatment. Sadly, innumerable people suffer avoidable
injuries and complications at the hands of uncaring, incompetent, and
negligent doctors every year. According to research,
the most common medical malpractice cases involve:
- Misdiagnosis / failure to diagnose
- Surgical mistakes
- General treatment errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia mistakes
Visit our blog to learn how we can help you prove your malpractice case.
What is medical malpractice?
The term "medical malpractice" refers to any act of negligence
committed by a member of the medical profession. You might assume that
doctors and surgeons are the only persons that commit medical negligence.
In reality, all members of the medical field are responsible for patient
any medical professional can commit negligence, including:
- Eye doctors
Who can I sue for medical malpractice?
Depending on the nature of your accident, you may be able to sue 1) the
negligent car provider, 2) the hospital, or 3) the negligent worker's
employer. While many medical malpractice suits are aimed at a specific
doctor, others target the doctor's supervisor or hospital.
Vicarious Liability - Hospitals, doctors' offices and other medical facilities are obligated
to hire qualified employees. If the hospital negligently hired an under-qualified
employee, you may be able to sue for compensation. This is vicarious liability.
In some cases, big pharmaceutical companies are responsible for patient
injuries. Generally speaking, drug manufacturers owe their primary duty
to doctors and physicians – not patients. However, the pharmaceutical
company is responsible for the mediation's safety. If the manufacturer
believes that the medication
could result in an adverse side effect (when used properly), it should warn physicians
of the potential risk.
The drug manufacturer must:
- Research the drug for side effects
- Convey potential risks to doctors, nurses, and physicians
In the event of a medication / pharmaceutical error, the manufacture may
be responsible for any illnesses and injuries that occurred because the
company failed to fulfill one or both of these obligations. In short,
you may be able to sue the manufacturing company for failure to warn.
Contact Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. Today
If you believe that your illness / injury was caused by careless healthcare
professional, contact an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer from our firm
today. At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we believe that a successful
personal injury claim starts with experience. That's why our team has spent more than
a decade developing the legal strategies that we use to help your clients.
Call our office today at (404) 857-3127 to receive a free, no-obligation
consultation regarding your case. You can also fill out a convenient,
online case evaluation form.