Handling medical malpractice fatality cases
When we rely on medical professionals and entities, such as physicians, surgeons, nurses, hospitals and clinics, to care for our loved ones, we never expect that a negligent misstep could mean the difference between life and death. Every year, thousands of untimely deaths occur as a result of medical malpractice, often leaving the victims’ families with significant medical costs and extreme, sudden grief. At Nicholson Phillips in northern Georgia, we represent clients who have lost loved ones due to medical negligence or malpractice. With our help, you can obtain rightful coverage for medical, burial and funeral costs, loss of family income and emotional anguish, including the loss of companionship, diminished quality of life and other pain and suffering resulting from your loved one’s death.
When medical malpractice has fatal consequences
For nearly 30 years, skilled lawyer C. Alan Nicholson and his team have advocated for victims and their families. Nicholson Phillips understands how medical negligence occurs, how to identify it and how to prove it in court. If the doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist or anesthesiologist you trusted to treat your loved one failed to meet the standard of care, or if you believe mismanagement of a hospital, nursing center or other facility caused the death of your family member, a medical malpractice attorney from our firm can help you initiate wrongful death litigation. We’ve helped clients throughout northern Georgia with fatal medical malpractice cases due to the following types of negligence:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors, including prescribing the wrong drug or the wrong amount of a drug and prescribing a drug that caused a fatal interaction
- Anesthesia mistakes, including administering too much or too little anesthesia and failing to monitor a patient under anesthesia
- Use of defective medical devices, particularly if the device has been recalled or is known to be defective
- Emergency room mistakes
- Mistakes during childbirth leading to the death of the infant or mother
In Georgia, you may have legal standing to file a lawsuit if you are the deceased’s surviving spouse, child, parent or other designated next of kin. Consult our law firm if you are located in Cobb County or elsewhere in northern Georgia and are unsure of your status.