Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Our Macon medical malpractice attorneys want you to know your rights and how to tell if your the victim of medical negligence.

Common Myths about Medical Malpractice

Often, people are unaware of the particulars of medical malpractice cases until they or their loved ones are injured by a negligent doctor. Malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare provider deviates from the reasonable standard of care that another provider would have done based on the same circumstances. Here is a look at some of the myths and misconceptions you might have heard about medical malpractice, as well as what to do if it happens to you. Myth: Many medical malpractice claims are frivolous. Fact: A study performed by the New England School of Medicine found that only 3 percent of claims studied did not involve an adverse medical outcome, and 63 percent of claims were directly attributed to medical error. That means that the majority of claims are not, in fact, frivolous. Myth: Frivolous claims often end with the claimant receiving compensation. Fact: The same study found…
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How Safe Are Georgia Hospitals?

When it comes to patient safety, how do Georgia hospitals compare to others around the country? According to the Leapfrog Group, a patient safety organization, not particularly well. A recent report by the group scored Georgia hospitals among the lowest in terms of top safety ratings in the country. Fewer than 20 percent of Georgia hospitals earned an “A” grade in patient safety. Georgia ranked 40th in the country for percentages of hospitals with top safety ratings. Compared to last year’s ranking, Georgia’s has not shifted at all. The Leapfrog Group issues these hospital safety reports every six months and ranks more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. The group looks at factors including medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections to determine grades. The group creates these reports to help consumers become more knowledgeable about hospital safety records. While Georgia’s score this year was not stellar, none of the ranked…
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Injured at a Dermatology Clinic? Woman Sues for Burns

Doctors have a duty of care to patients to exercise a reasonable standard of care to protect patients from injury. When doctors fail to do this and injuries result due to their negligence, this is called medical malpractice. A Louisiana woman is suing an Atlanta-area dermatology clinic after laser hair removal gone terribly wrong. The procedure left the victim with second degree burns and permanent scarring to her face and neck, according to the lawsuit. She has accused an esthetician at A New You Skin and Body Clinic of failure to properly test the treatment and failure to ensure the laser used was compatible with African-American skin. These failures led to permanent disfigurement. Additionally, the victim claims the clinic never warned her of the possibility, however small, of permanent scarring and disfigurement. During the procedure, the victim claims that despite feeling burning, the esthetician assured her it was normal. A…
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