Neurology malpractice may have occurred if you or a loved one has been critically injured due to an error by a neurologist or a nurse. We’re sorry you had to experience that, but you’re in good hands now. The attorneys at Davis Adams can help get compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Davis is an accomplished neurology malpractice 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 neurology malpractice law in Georgia. Published on March 16, 2017, last updated on June 28, 2019.
The American Academy of Neurology recently acknowledged that “Neurologists have a professional opportunity, an ethical responsibility, and sound clinical and economic reasons for engaging in efforts to improve patient safety. Better communication with patients and other providers, closer follow-up of consultation cases, and more focused supervision of trainees will help to reduce current patterns of error and misunderstanding.” Unfortunately, negligent neurological care remains all too common.
Like all medical negligence cases from personal care home negligence to misdiagnosis lawsuits, cases involving neurological errors are highly complex in nature and full of opportunities for negligent parties to avoid taking responsibility.
Our attorneys diligently discover the important facts, retain world-class expert witnesses and methodically prepare neurology malpractice cases for trial in a way that maximizes the opportunity for a verdict that provides justice for our client.
A neurologist is a physician specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, which includes the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, spinal nerves and all major sensory organs.
A neurosurgeon specializes in many of the same illnesses and disorders, except that a neurosurgeon’s treatment includes surgery. Neurologists and neurosurgeons perform neurological examinations of muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, tone, sensation, memory, and cognition, in order to diagnose and treat a variety of neurological diseases.
Common conditions and diseases treated by neurologists or neurosurgeons include:
When a neurologist or neurosurgeon fails to order the appropriate test (such as a CT scan, MRI, EEG, EMG or lumbar puncture), or treat a brain or spinal disorder appropriately, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice.
If you, your child or a loved one have suffered as a result of neurologist’s or neurosurgeon’s negligence, a qualified Georgia medical malpractice firm like Davis Adams can obtain the necessary medical records and have an expert physician review the file free of charge to determine whether a doctor or other healthcare provider was negligent.
The statute of limitations for any legal case is the amount of time you have to file your case, as mandated by law. Normally, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit in Georgia is two years from the day of the medical treatment.
However, some situations call for a much shorter period of time within which the case must be filed, for example, when the reckless healthcare provider is associated with the government. This can reduce the statute of limitations to as little as 6 months from the date of the medical procedure.
Nonetheless, other situations can length the statute of limitations, for example, if a medical caregiver hides negligent therapy that’s later uncovered.
Although we’d love to give you a quick and easy answer, the truth is that it depends on the circumstance of your case. Our advice is not to attempt to figure out the statute of limitations for your neurology malpractice case by yourself. Instead, take action as soon as possible, and speak with the attorneys at Davis Adams.
Davis Adams is headquartered in metro Atlanta, yet our reach is statewide. We routinely represent neurology malpractice and other malpractice victims in other Georgia cities, including Macon, Albany, Savannah, and Columbus. Undoubtedly, our geographical reach is confirmed by the truth that our firm’s biggest settlement ($17,000,000) took place in Fulton County, while our biggest jury verdict ($10,000,000) came in rural Jefferson County.
So, any place you live in Georgia, picking the best neurology malpractice legal representative is more crucial than just choosing the nearest lawyer. As a client, you have only get one chance to get justice. Our attorneys Jess Davis and Chad Adams take that seriously and will fight to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.
We’ve fought for clients in every type of medical negligence case there is. Our record speaks for itself, tens of millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements. Before it’s too late, let’s discuss your options.
It’s impossible to say exactly how much a neurology malpractice case may be worth before learning all the details and considering the options like settlement versus a jury trial. However, given the inherent seriousness of neurological care, malpractice cases of this type can be highly compensated.
We know that for our clients, cash will not solve all of their troubles and it certainly cannot undo what’s been done. However, monetary compensation is the only remedy available through the civil justice system, and it can alleviate some stresses in a difficult time.
The factors we think about when considering how much a case may be worth consist of:
Economic damages, consisting of:
Non-economic damages, consisting of:
Often malpractice cases like those arising from medication errors, negligent neurological care, or anything in between, are worked out at mediation, which allows our customers to stay clear of the risks and psychological toll of trial. Other times, mediation is unsuccessful, and we continue to trial and ask a court to identify our customer’s compensation. Either way, the attorneys at Davis Adams will do what’s best for you.
Contact Davis Adams today and get started with the healing process.