The term medical malpractice refers to the negligent errors performed by doctors, physicians, nurses, dentists, or other healthcare professionals. Whenever we as individuals seek medical assistance in any form we are trusting that our lives are in good hands. Most of the time, these professionals are very competent and diligent in their work and have received the highest training, however, mistakes can unfortunately still occur. When these mistakes do happen, the doctor or other healthcare assistant can be found guilty of medical malpractice, especially if their error results in serious injury or, in extreme cases, wrongful death.
Each state has their own statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice cases. The statute of limitations is the time limit that an injured person or their loved one has to file a suit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury or wrongful death. Additionally, Georgia has a statute of repose, which further limits someones ability to file a claim against a medical professional. The statute of repose for our state says that an injured individual only has five years to file a claim after the date of injury or wrongful death occurred.
Due to these strict timelines, it is important that you seek legal assistance from a Georgia medical malpractice attorney soon after your injury occurs. Contact Brooks Injury Law, here.