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Several types of negligence can result in harm to a patient. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice are:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Labor and delivery negligence
  • Medication errors

These types of errors and negligence can easily lead to serious or even fatal injury. When you are injured or a loved one is killed through medical malpractice, it is important to have an experienced law firm on your side to help fight for your rights and assist you in getting the compensation you are due.

Medical Malpractice Damages

Damages that may be sought in a medical malpractice claim include the costs of any additional medical treatments made necessary by the error. Damages may also include wages lost during recovery and in the long-term if your medical injury prevents you from returning to work.

If your injury demands adaptive technology such as a wheelchair or necessitates home modifications, those damages will be sought as well – along with anything else that can be shown to be related to your injury. These are known as economic damages because they can be linked to a direct cost.

When we seek compensation for victims of medical malpractice, we also fight for non-economic damages, those that do not have a direct cost associated with them – such as emotional pain, physical suffering, and loss of enjoyment. In the state of Georgia, these damages are capped at $350,000 per claim.

While each case is unique, we are prepared to seek maximum damages for all victims of serious injury. We work with a team of medical professionals and prepare every case for the eventuality of a trial, helping to build strong cases that can be tried in front of a jury, if needed, to help our clients get the full compensation they are due.


If you or someone you love has suffered the consequences of medical malpractice, we are here to help. Please call us at 404-760-7400 to schedule your free case review today. Located in Atlanta, Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King fight for victims of medical malpractice throughout the state of Georgia