A Coumadin lawsuit may be your best bet when a Coumadin toxicity case occurs. This toxicity can be fatal, and proving negligence can be difficult. But we’ve done it. You’re in good hands.
Mr. Davis is an accomplished coumadin lawsuit attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys. He is one of the foremost experts on coumadin toxicity law in Georgia. Published on March 16, 2017, last updated on June 27, 2019.
Coumadin lawsuit lawyers and insurance company attorneys who defend Coumadin toxicity instances know us. In reality, almost all of the main players in the insurance protection industry in Georgia know who we are, and what we’re capable of doing in a court. They understand our outcomes because they’ve seen us in action.
Plus, they understand that when we pursue a case, we’ll never pay for anything less than fair treatment to our customers in the form of full financial compensation. Selecting Davis Adams for prescription medication errors cases means leveraging our years of expertise, and our reputation for excellence, to help maximize your recovery.
Coumadin (or warfarin) is a vitamin K antagonist used as an anticoagulant to treat and prevent certain coagulopathic and thromboembolic disorders. And it can be dangerous. Initially marketed as a pesticide, it’s now used as a medication. Toxicity can happen in several ways, including unintentional overdose, which is most likely to occur during the initial dosing phase, a change in diet, or interaction with other medications.
Of these possibilities, the initial dosing phase, during which a physician should be carefully and frequently monitoring the patient’s INR, presents the biggest risk. Too often physicians fail to appropriately monitor the INR, leading to toxicity and commonly death. Patients are seldom warned about these side effects. When the worst happens Davis Adams can be your greatest ally.
Generally, the statute of limitation for coumadin toxicity cases in Georgia is two years from the date of the negligent care. For children, the statute of limitation is typically tolled (or paused) until the child’s 5th birthday, which means that the statute runs (or expires) on the child’s 7th birthday.
However, certain circumstances can extend the statute of limitation (for example, when a doctor conceals negligent care that’s later discovered). Other scenarios can involve shorter time periods within which a case must be pursued (for example, when the negligent provider is employed by a government entity, which can trigger claim notification deadlines as short as six months from the date of the negligent care).
Further, some specific types of malpractice, such as when a foreign object is left inside a patient after surgery, have unique statutes of limitation (for foreign objects, it’s one year from the date the object is discovered).
And to make matters more confusing, medical malpractice cases, including Coumadin toxicity cases, are also subject to a five-year statute of repose. This is intended to be a “final deadline,” beyond which a medical malpractice claim cannot be filed for any reason. But it doesn’t always work that way; there are some exceptions.
So, the best answer: it depends. And our best guidance: don’t try to determine the statute of limitation on your own; contact us and we’ll be more than happy to collect and analyze the facts needed to provide you with the correct answer.
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We’re immersed in medical negligence lawsuit each and every single day, quickly spotting trends in Coumadin toxicity lawsuit as they grow, pioneering new legal approaches and strategies to fight the ever-changing insurance coverage business, and continuously discussing our customers’ cases with major medical specialists across the nation. We’re always strengthening our abilities as Coumadin toxicity lawyers. Nobody does it better.
“My dad was put on Coumadin by his doctor on a Friday. Eight days later he was dead. The doctor never ordered INR testing. He then played dumb and acted like he’d done nothing wrong. Chad and Jess taught him a hard lesson. He settled the case soon after they took his deposition.”
G.B. of Fayetteville, GA
Coumadin lawsuits due to Warfarin toxicity is a nightmare. Fortunately, although Davis Adams is headquartered in metro Atlanta, our reach is statewide. We frequently represent Coumadin lawsuit victims in all parts of Georgia, including Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Albany.
Really, our geographical reach is evidenced by the fact that our firm’s largest payoff ($17,000,000) arrived in Fulton County, while our biggest verdict ($10,000,000) came in rural Jefferson County. So, wherever you live in Georgia, choosing the best Warfarin toxicity attorney is more important than hiring the closest lawyer.
As a customer, you have just one opportunity to obtain justice, and we’re always honored when that opportunity it entrusted to us, wherever you happen to be located.
Davis Adams only handles Warfarin Lawsuit and Coumadin toxicity cases on a contingency basis, meaning that if we don’t recover money for our customers we refuse to take payment for our services or reimbursement to the money we have spent. Furthermore, our contingency fee, while reflective of our company’s success and quality, is lower than the fee charged by a few companies.
If you or a loved one is handling a medical malpractice case, whether related to Coumadin or another issue, for example, Klumpke Palsy, we can help. Don’t hesitate to call Davis Adams.