Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care. When a health care professional acts negligently, it is considered medical malpractice. If you’re injured due to medical malpractice, you have the right to file a personal injury claim seeking payment for the damages you have suffered, including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. In Georgia, if you need extensive treatment to recover from malpractice, calculating the amount you deserve can be complex. Savannah’s Tate Law Group can help you prepare your case properly so that you get all the compensation you deserve.
What you need to assess the full cost of your injury
You’ll need to gather medical records from the hospital, physician’s office, physical therapist and any medical professionals you visited regarding your injuries. Receipts for filled prescriptions can also help. These documents will describe how great your pain was, how you were treated, how much the injury has affected you already, and how it will continue to affect you in the future. Previous records can show your condition prior to the injury so that you can prove how much damage was caused by the medical malpractice.
Even if you produce your medical records, you might be asked to take a physical examination by the insurance company. Their doctor may request lab tests and X-rays before writing up a report on your condition and what ongoing therapy you’ll require.
Relinquishing some medical privacy
Medical records are usually private, but if you file a medical malpractice claim, you must provide access to them. You’ll have to sign a release form granting permission to the other party’s attorney. Your attorney must also examine the records to gauge the strength of your evidence.
Tate Law Group can help you with your medical malpractice claim. We know the ins and outs of Georgia injury law. Give us a call to get started on your claim and get the protection you deserve.