Filing a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Step 4: Damages

Filing a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Step 4: Damages Feb 12, 2019

Yesterday, we discussed the third step in proving your medical malpractice case – proximate cause. The final step is proof of damages. More specifically, you need to prove that the doctor’s failure to meet the standard of care caused your damages. It is not enough that you have been damaged, you must demonstrate that the damage you suffered was caused by the doctor’s breach of the standard of care. The types of damages that are often claimed in medical malpractice cases include pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and loss of consortium. In cases in which the doctor’s malpractice leads to the patient’s death, we can recover damages for the full value of the deceased’s life.

As we stated at the beginning of this series, the most important step you can take in pursuing a Georgia medical malpractice case is consulting an experienced Georgia medical malpractice lawyer. If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, please contact us for a free consultation.

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