In Georgia, in order to prove that medical malpractice has occurred, the injured patient must prove that the healthcare provider failed to use that degree of care and skill ordinarily used by the profession generally under similar conditions and like surrounding circumstances. Medical malpractice lawsuits arise when a person is injured by the negligent or intentional act of a doctor, nurse, hospital, psychiatrist or other healthcare provider. When a jury determines that a healthcare provider is legally responsible for injuring a patient, the healthcare provider may be made to to pay compensatory damages to the injured patient. Compensatory damages are meant to put the injured person back in the position he or she would have been in had the injury not occurred.
Boyd B. Newton recognizes that injuries caused by medical malpractice can be debilitating and life altering. Mr. Newton takes great care in diligently investigating and pursuing medical malpractice cases.
Call Attorney Boyd Newton today for a free consultation to discuss the merits of your case.