Atlanta personal injury lawyer Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is helping victims of medical malpractice in Georgia get the compensation they are owed from negligent medical professionals.
Medical malpractice is the legal term for when a medical practitioner deviates from the standards of their profession on account of negligence. For an act of medical malpractice to be indisputably proven, three things should be true. First, the treatment provided to the patient should be lacking in such a way that no reasonable medical professional would recommend offering the same or the medical professional under scrutiny must have failed to administer parts of the treatment that are critical to its success. Second, there should be clear evidence that the patient’s injury was caused directly as a result of the lapse in treatment and not due to a pre-existing condition or circumstances beyond the medical professional’s control. Third, a patient should be able to prove that they were caused significant pain or injury such as disability, hardship, or loss of income due to the procedure.
Medical malpractice falls under the domain of personal injury law as the liability is based on the tort of negligence. A John Hopkins study found that more than a quarter of a million people die each year from errors made during their treatment. The total number of actual deaths due to medical malpractice is, however, disputed and it could be as high as half a million making it the third-leading cause of death in the country following heart disease and cancer. Even in the state of Georgia, on average, more than 1,500 people die each year due to negligence during their medical care.
The founder of, what many Georgians consider to be, the best personal injury law firm Atlanta has to offer, Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. talks about the difficulties medical malpractice victims generally face by saying, “Being a doctor or nurse or any other sort of licensed medical provider is one of the most revered professions in our society. Everyone tends to look at them with respect and admiration for the sacrifice they have made to dedicate their lives towards learning the science and then helping others during the toughest times of their lives. So, when a doctor or healthcare provider makes a mistake, there is a lack of knowledge, and more importantly, a lack of conviction, to hold them accountable. However, medical professionals are human too. They are bound to make mistakes. If you have suffered due to the gross negligence or incompetence of a licensed medical practitioner, we can help you get what you are rightfully owed for your suffering. Your struggle shouldn’t go in vain. If you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice, give our law firm a call. In a simple consultation, we will help you determine whether you have been wronged. Your initiative will not only help you get better physically, mentally, and financially but also prevent others like you from suffering the same fate in the future.”
The Georgia medical malpractice lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. represent clients and family members injured due to anesthesiologist, physician, nurse, and other health care specialist errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and failure to inform, surgeon errors, emergency room, and hospital negligence, nursing home neglect and abuse, serious infections, staph infection, and gangrene, medication errors such as over-medication, under-medication, failure to medicate, breach of the accepted medical standard of care, failure to follow advanced medical directives and living wills, and wrongful death. The law firm has a network of highly qualified medical experts who consult on cases and give their informed opinions. Their input can help medical malpractice victims dispute the claims made by the doctors that treated them erroneously. The law firm also boasts attorneys with strong negotiation and litigation skills who can secure maximum compensation for the victims.
Readers can contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Attorneys At Law at (888) 579-1790. The law firm has offices in Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Duluth, Macon, Valdosta, and Savannah.
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Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1355 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30309