Decatur, Georgia, Personal Injury Attorneys
Medical malpractice is a serious problem in American health care. With insurance company pressure for efficiency and overworked doctors and other staff, the problem only continues to get worse.
Attorneys at the Decatur law offices of Smith, Schroeder & O’Connell handle a broad range of medical malpractice claims for people in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room negligence
- Birth injury
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
Recognizing Medical Malpractice
It is often difficult for patients and their families to know when they have been the victim of medical malpractice. They may feel that the medical treatment did not go as planned, but they can also look for other subtle clues that legal action should be considered.
Often, your doctor's or hospital staff members' behavior changes. They may stop talking to you. They also may treat you differently or make comments that indicate that everything is not right.
If you begin to suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is best to talk with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Taking quick action can give your lawyer time to collect evidence and interview witnesses before critical clues are lost.
If medical malpractice or another personal injury has led to the untimely death of a loved one, family members may be able to take legal action. By filing a wrongful death claim in Georgia state courts, they can hold the wrongdoer accountable for their actions. This can provide the resources your family needs to pay for medical bills and funeral expenses. It can also support your family financially as you move forward from the loss.
Contact the Lawyers at Smith, Schroeder & O’Connell
Client access to skilled attorneys has always been — and continues to be — of primary importance to our Decatur, Georgia, law firm. To talk with us about your medical malpractice or wrongful death concerns, contact us by e-mail or by phone at 404.418.8353 or toll free at 888.524.3986.
Free initial consultations are available for personal injury matters. Spanish-speaking clients are welcome. Se habla español.