Taking Medical Malpractice Claims Seriously
Medical malpractice claims are difficult to prove, and they are not simple cases. Don’t let anyone convince you that obtaining monetary compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of doctors or other medical staff is a sure thing. If they tell you that, they are not being honest with you — the law is written to protect medical professionals against patient claims.
You need guidance and representation from an experienced and proven Georgia lawyer who has the resources, talents and capabilities to obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
At Cromartie Law, we take medical injury, misdiagnosis and loss of life very seriously. We independently investigate our personal injury clients’ claims and collaborate with medical experts in the same field as the practitioner we are claiming malpractice against. Finding and coordinating with such an expert is usually essential to the case, but it is difficult to accomplish with proficiency.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a significant injury or loss of life because of the negligence or wrongful act of a medical professional, it is important to consult with medical malpractice attorney H.L. Richard Cromartie III as soon as possible.
Birth Injury Representation
Birth injuries are common hospital errors that can cause devastating injuries to both infants and mothers. Obstetrical malpractice might involve shoulder dystocia, leading to the permanent disability Erb’s palsy. Other injuries include brain damage from oxygen deprivation; injuries to an infant’s skull, arms or legs during birth; and mismanagement of a mother’s health during birth. We will fight for the compensation you deserve for these injuries.
Doctor Errors And Hospital Errors Can Happen Anywhere
In the U.S., about 180,000 people die each year because of medical errors, according to the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The OIG report also stated that about 13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experience adverse events during hospital stays and that 44 percent of those problems were avoidable, which means they were caused by negligence of some kind.
This latest study of Medicare beneficiaries by the OIG determines that nearly 6 percent of hospital errors can be attributed to negligence. That means fewer errors actually cause serious injury or death, but it would still be significant if even just 1 percent of patients under hospital or physician care experienced injury due to negligence.
Hospitals, doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and other medical professionals have a duty to provide all patients the highest possible standard of care. We can help you file and pursue a claim in many areas, including:
- Surgical error
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Misread X-rays
- Failure to inform
- Prescription error
- Defective medical implant
- Defective medical device
- Emergency room error
- Birth injury
We work hard to establish evidence that solidifies your case to obtain compensation for physical, emotional, economic and punitive damages. Under Georgia law, limited time exists to file claims and extensive preparations must be completed to build a successful case, so it is crucial to act quickly.
Free Consultation: Tell Us About Your Case
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our Rome medical malpractice attorney. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us now at 706-622-4853 or 866-752-9643.
Our firm is located at the corner of Broad Street and Fourth Avenue in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and Forum in downtown Rome. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with off-site evening and weekend appointments available.