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What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?

A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time a person has when bringing a case to court. There are different statutes of limitations for different types of cases. Under Georgia Code section 9-3-71, medical negligence lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date in which injury occurred due to malpractice. However, if a medical malpractice victim does not discover the injury until later on, the law allows that person to file up to five years following the date of injury. This is based on a “statute of repose.” This means that, regardless of the date of an injury’s discovery, the victim has five years to file. Other exceptions apply. For example, if a victim discovers a foreign object inside his or her body, upon discovery, that patient has one year to file a lawsuit. This is regardless of the two and five-year statutes…
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Could Cameras In The Operating Room Help Fight Malpractice?

The instant replay has been helping sports stars improve their game for years. So, why can’t doctors use the same technology to help physicians make fewer mistakes in the operating room (OR)? A study out of Toronto University seeks to answer that question, and its findings could make the OR a much safer place to visit. Could Cameras In The Operating Room Help Fight Malpractice? You’ve heard the stories of routine medical procedures going wrong. People go under the knife for a basic procedure, and then they never wake up again. It happened to Joan Rivers, and it happened to a woman in Florida who was undergoing routine cosmetic surgery. In both incidents, nobody is truly sure about what went wrong, and both families have been left without answers. That’s why Teodor Grantcharov—professor of surgery at the University of Toronto—has come up with a device to help monitor surgical suites….
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Did A Surprise Witness Just Revive A Georgia Malpractice Lawsuit?

The trial had dragged on far longer than anyone had anticipated, and it seemed that the case was finally winding down. The doctor at the center of the case had just finished denying the validity of an electronic medical record discrepancy when the plaintiff called a surprise witness. However, that witness would never take the stand, and the subsequent verdict would take one paraplegic all the way to the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Did A Surprise Witness Just Revive A Georgia Malpractice Lawsuit? In December 2009, a patient who had undergone back surgery was rushed to the emergency room after complications arose. He was put on a regimen of antibiotics and underwent several surgeries, but he was soon recovering from the complication. However, on December 21st of that year, the patient’s condition took a turn. He lost the ability to move his legs, and after a day of tests…
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