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If you suffered an injury due to a healthcare professional's improper treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. If you intend to pursue a claim against a healthcare provider for malpractice, it is essential you seek the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor, chiropractor, dentist, physician’s assistant, nurse, hospital or any other medical professional fails to meet the standard of care when treating you, and by doing so causes an injury or even death, that healthcare provider could be liable for medical malpractice.
Each state has its own definition of the standard care, but generally, a standard of care is defined as a generally accepted set of standards and practices used by medical professionals to treat patients suffering from a specific ailment or disorder.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Each state sets its own statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims, or in other words, each state has a deadline for when you must file a medical malpractice claim before it becomes void. Once the statute of limitations ends, the ability to file suit against the medical professional expires.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is two years from the date of the injury or death. However, Georgia also has a statute of repose. This statute of repose voids any claim in Georgia after five years from the date of the act that caused the injury.
These strict time limits create a hurdle for those injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Thus, it is imperative that someone who has been injured at the hands of a negligent healthcare professional seeks the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney.