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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.

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyer is dedicated to helping victims of medical malpractice pursue the compensation that they deserve. Let us review your case at no cost to you and rest easy knowing that you will not have to pay upfront fees. We can fight for you or your loved one, so that you can focus on what is really important.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice in Atlanta

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:

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 safety; thus, any medical professional can commit negligence, including:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Eye doctors
  • Pharmacists

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) 800-6356 to receive a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your case. You can also fill out a convenient, online case evaluation form.


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