Medical malpractice law recognizes the difficulty and sensitivity of the medical profession. Medical professionals are often placed in positions where tragic results occur in spite of their best efforts. As such, the mere fact of a poor outcome is not sufficient to justify a medical malpractice claim.
Instead, your Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer must demonstrate that the medical professional acted with negligence or misconduct. In legal terminology, this means proving that the professional violated a “standard of care.”
A standard of care is a widely accepted method of treatment or diagnosis that a reasonable physician could be expected to be aware of and practice in a relevant situation. To use a very general example, a patient visiting a hospital with symptoms A, B and C should be diagnosed using method X, not method Y.
Obviously, this means that your medical malpractice lawyer must have a comprehensive understanding of modern standards of care and relevant laws. At Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC, we have decades of experience with medical malpractice litigation. We understand modern standards of care and know when they’ve been violated.
We will always be honest and open with you about the viability of your claim. This means objectively evaluating the details of your case to determine if they meet the legal standards of malpractice.
If you suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice in the Atlanta, Georgia area, you should contact Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC, or call us at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.