“Thank you so much for your professionalism and help with my case. You were the bright part of this terrible experience. I do not know what I would have done without your guidance. I would recommend Mr. Van Sant to anyone!” (Patricia G. – personal injury client)
Hundreds of thousands of people die each year in hospitals because of improper medical care from doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. Medical personnel have a legal duty to provide standard care to their patients. When negligent or careless mistakes are made, it can result in serious injuries such as severe infections, amputation of the wrong body part, brain damage, disfigurement, a condition that gets worse, paralysis, liver failure, kidney failure, and death.Have You Been Injured by a Medical Provider?
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways, including:
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
- Prescription drug errors
- Surgical errors
- Other medical procedure errors
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta also have prior legal experience defending insurance companies in personal injury cases and know what to expect from a carrier once a claim is filed. Our medical injury attorneys will ensure sufficient documentation is provided regarding your claim to help prevent delays or a claim denial. Our law firm will protect your rights to compensation and ensure you get the benefits you or a loved one deserves. Call today or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.How We Can Help With Your Medical Malpractice Case
Here at Van Sant Law, we can help you by ensuring your medical malpractice claim is heard. We know that the world of law might seem quite frightening to some, but we can help you. We can guide you through the claims process so you’re much more likely to receive the compensation you deserve.
You might be entitled to damages that can cover the cost of the following:
- Economic damages – Such as medical bills, time off work, and any other expenses
- Emotional trauma – You might be feeling anxious or depressed after your operation
- Hospitalization – You might have been admitted to hospital or you might need to stay in hospital longer
- Punitive damages – These damages are used to punish the defendant if they have conducted themselves in an extreme manner. Please note, most cases will not qualify for this type of damage.
- Rehabilitation – You might need to attend rehabilitation sessions so you can once again have better control or more effective use of your limbs, or any other part of your body.
- Treatment – You might need to undergo further treatment so you can recover from the injury or infection.
If you are expecting to receive further treatment for your injuries or condition you could be entitled to damages that can cover the cost of that treatment. In addition to this, if you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice we could help you receive compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
We know that you might be going through a very difficult time. This is why we are here for you. We know that you need the best legal help, and we’re proud to be able to offer you this.Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving All of Georgia
Medical malpractice is a disturbing topic of conversation. It would be downright terrifying if more people knew about the admission offered by the American Medical Association itself – that it is the nation’s third-leading cause of death. What’s frustrating is that it may be difficult to even be sure that your malady was caused by malpractice.
In our experience, most doctors are worth their weight in gold — most incidents of malpractice come from the same few doctors, over and over again. Even a good doctor, however, can suffer a lapse in judgment that adds up to professional misconduct. When that happens, you are entitled to full compensation, and we know the most effective ways of seeking it.Working on a Contingency Basis
Here at Van Sant Law, we work on a contingency basis. This means we will not ask for payment until you receive compensation. In fact, we win more than 90% of our cases, ensuring that you are much more likely to get the help you need and deserve.
Contact us today and we can arrange an initial consultation. During the consultation, we will ask you about your medical malpractice case so we can establish how successful your claim is likely to be. We will let you know what you’ll need to do to make your claim more successful. We’ll also let you know what we intend to do to help you.
As you have already seen, we win more than 90% of our cases. This means you’ll be working with medical injury lawyers who are here to help make your case much more successful.One of Our Clients Speaks Out
“was great at handling my case from beginning to end. My case manager and attorney Jay Drew always returned my calls and emails asap even though I was a little annoying most of the time. My case was settled fast and easy!” – Elvis CuddFAQ
The state allows three different types of damages, depending on the facts of the case:
- Economic damages: Medical bills, lost work time and just about any loss you can easily count.
- Noneconomic damages: Intangible damages such as mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Punitive damages: An additional amount awarded to punish the defendant for particularly outrageous conduct (most cases do not qualify for punitive damages, however).
No, not anymore. A few years ago, the state capped non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, but the Georgia Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional (based on the state constitution).
Almost all of the time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, 93 percent of all medical malpractice claims are resolved through private settlement. Health care providers don’t like to go to court, because they consider juries unpredictable and because they don’t want to publicize claims against them.
The most important decision you are likely to make is your first one – which medical malpractice law firm in Atlanta you will choose to represent you. To maximize your chances, you will need to select a law firm with skill, experience, and integrity. We stand apart from other medical negligence law firms because we are a fully accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with a BBB Rating of A+. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers are not afraid to stand up to hospitals and giant insurance companies.Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation
With five medical negligence attorneys and multiple locations throughout Atlanta, Alpharetta, Athens, Cumming, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, and Gainesville, we are small enough to offer you personal attention, yet large enough to possess the resources that a one-man law office simply cannot offer. For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case, call us at (855) GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950 ; otherwise, fill out our online contact form so that we can schedule an appointment to meet.