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Alpharetta Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At Hampton and Hampton, we understand how hard it is when trust in your loved ones turns to harm. You're not alone if you're hurt by a provider's mistake. Let's work towards getting you the justice you deserve.

We turn negligence into justice.

Alpharetta's Trusted Legal Advocates

Our team at Hampton and Hampton Law understands medical malpractice’s impact on lives. Victims suffer due to others’ mistakes; our job is to aid their fight for justice. We combine aggressive legal acumen with compassionate understanding, ensuring each client’s story gets heard in court.

Years of experience as an ally for those wronged by healthcare providers have honed our expertise. Clients trust us because our legal team prepares every case with unwavering dedication and smart strategy—evidence speaks louder than words when it’s time to face a jury. Clients appreciate that we view consultations as meetings and first steps towards rectification.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

As a patient, you can expect safe, proper care. If harm comes from medical mistakes, know help is here for you. We fight for justice and compensation owed to victims of negligence.

Medical Negligence Explained

As a patient, you can expect safe, proper care. If harm comes from medical mistakes, know help is here for you. We fight for justice and compensation owed to victims of negligence.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare professional entrusted with your well-being fails to meet the established standards of care, harming the patient. Malpractice arises when the healthcare provider’s actions or omissions deviate from accepted standards of care, resulting in injury or even death. Medical malpractice is an area of law that holds healthcare providers accountable for harming victims. This deviation can occur in numerous healthcare settings involving doctors, nurses, surgeons, or other medical practitioners.

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

There are several elements involved in proving a medical malpractice claim. The plaintiff (patient) must establish the following:

1. Duty of Care

Healthcare providers must follow recognized professional standards to ensure patient safety and well-being.

2. Breach of Duty

A breach occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard due to negligence or inaction.

3. Causation

To prove a medical malpractice case, one must demonstrate a clear connection between the breach of duty and the resulting harm.

4. Damages

The patient must experience tangible physical, emotional, or financial harm caused directly by the healthcare provider’s negligence.

Showing fault in healthcare requires evidence that the healthcare provider isn’t meeting standards and is causing harm. We gather records, find experts, and build a solid case for you.

Common Types Of Medical Errors

Several types of medical errors and neglect could be considered medical malpractice.

Here are some common medical mistakes that may be grounds for malpractice claims.

1. Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Misreading test results or symptoms may result in incorrect diagnoses or delayed recognition of a medical condition, leading to improper or postponed treatment.

2. Surgical Errors

Surgical errors, such as leaving instruments inside the patient or conducting the incorrect procedure, can result in serious complications.

3. Birth Injuries

Injuries to the baby or mother during childbirth caused by medical negligence, inadequate monitoring, or errors during delivery may constitute medical malpractice.

4. Medication Errors

Administering incorrect medication, the wrong dosage, or mismanaging medication regimens can lead to adverse reactions or worsen existing health conditions.

5. Anesthesia Errors

Administering the wrong dosage of anesthesia or inadequate monitoring of a patient during surgery can lead to severe complications, such as brain damage or death.

To establish a malpractice claim, one must demonstrate that the healthcare provider’s actions fell short of or deviated from the accepted standard of care and that the deviation had a direct correlation with harm to the patient. Victims trust us to tackle tough cases against big hospitals and practitioners; we are committed to justice.

The Impact of Medical Negligence on Patients and Families

When medical care falls short, patients and their loved ones are impacted. This can take an emotional toll on everyone involved. At Hampton and Hampton, we recognize that and prioritize your needs.

It is common for patients and their families to struggle with a range of emotions after experiencing medical negligence.   These emotions can include frustration, anger, shock, disappointment, and even mistrust.  It can also disrupt the daily life of everyone involved.

Any health issues or injuries caused by medical negligence compound the original health issue, resulting in prolonged suffering, extended recovery periods, and, in some cases, permanent impairment.

This can also result in additional medical expenses, ongoing treatments, and loss of income due to extended recovery periods.  Unfortunately, the financial implications of medical negligence can also be significant.

Services We Provide for Medical Malpractice Victims

Surgical errors

Delayed Diagnosis

Healthcare Provider Errors

Birth Injuries

Medication/Pharmaceutical Errors

Mistreatment of condition or negligently extensive treatment

Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition

Steps Medical Malpractice Victims Should Take

01

Understand the Statute of Limitations

Be aware of the time frame set by state law for filing a claim.

02

Gather Evidence

Gather all documents, such as medical records, witness testimony, and expert opinions, to bolster your case.

03

Prove Negligence or Wrongdoing

Use the collected evidence to demonstrate how the medical professional or facility made an error or failed to provide adequate care.

04

Seek Legal Guidance

Find a Top Medical Malpractice lawyer in Alpharetta to be your advocate and work together towards recovery—financially and emotionally.

05

Respect the Legal Process

File your claim diligently, focusing on achieving justice and holding accountable those responsible for harm due to medical negligence.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Assist in Your Medical Malpractice Case

When medical practitioners make errors, they can have lasting effects on victims and their family members.  The laws surrounding these injuries are complex, and working with lawyers specializing in this discipline is important.  It is their job to stay abreast of all the laws governing the state of Georgia.  For example, they understand applicable statutes and how to demonstrate the causation of the neglect or malpractice and tie it to your injury. 

Unfortunately, victims of medical negligence often become frustrated with the paperwork and documentation that they need to prove their case.  For this reason, they should turn to lawyers to help them with the process.  Lawyers will guide you step by step and help you secure the documentation you need to prove your case.  They can also evaluate your case and tell you if it is worth pursuing.

At Hampton and Hampton, we recognize the personal and emotional toll that medical negligence can take; we prioritize victims and their families and help you through the process.

Seek Justice for Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

Contact us today so that we can help evaluate your claims. We work with a strong team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers who can help you recover the needed compensation for your claims.

Over 15 years of expertise

Hampton and Hampton Team of Lawyers

Frequently asked Questions

We’re proud that our firm offers highly skilled legal services. With us you’ll never feel like our lawyers and staff don’t value your needs. We’re here to help and value your business!

Medical malpractice is not uncommon. According to a study by John Hopkins, every year over 250,000 people die in the United States as a result of preventable medical mistakes, and thousands more are injured.

The same study concluded that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. In addition, a national survey of American doctors published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that more than one-third, or 34%, of American physicians have been sued over allegations of medical malpractice, and nearly half of those (16.8%) have faced two or more lawsuits.

In order to have a medical malpractice claim, you must meet four criteria.

1. You must prove that the healthcare provider owed you a duty. In other words, you must show that you had a medical provider-patient relationship.

2. You must have substained injuries or have a loved one who has passed away as a result of the negligence of a doctor, medical professional, hospital, or health facility.

3. You must prove that the healthcare provider acted negligently. It is not enough to simply be the victim of a medical mistake. Doctors and medical professionals make mistakes, and this does not automatically make their behavior medical malpractice. For a medical error to rise to the level of malpractice, the medical professional must have breached the medical standard of care.

4. Finally, you must prove that the healthcare provider’s failure to provide appropriate care caused your injuries.

To recover medical malpractice damages, a client must prove that they were damaged by medical malpractice and that a dollar amount can be assigned to those damages.

There are several kinds of damages available including: general damages (physical and mental pain and suffering), loss of enjoyment of life, and disability or disfigurement, special damages (medical bills - past and future), and loss of past and future earnings, and wrongful death damages.

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