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Medical malpractice suits can seem daunting to patients, especially when the patient feels they don’t quite understand as much as their doctors do. The truth is that you can sue a doctor for medical malpractice in the case of misdiagnosis. If you believe that you have a medical malpractice lawsuit, it’s important that you contact a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who specializes in malpractice cases. McAleer Law has a proven track record of recovering monetary damages for our clients in Georgia.
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When a loved one is in need of medical care, it is important to research all the options and choose a provider you feel comfortable with. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen, even with a carefully chosen healthcare provider.

Medical malpractice occurs when a provider, usually a doctor or hospital, fails to administer treatment that meets the customary standard of health care. Through medical negligence or misdiagnosis, malpractice may result in injury or wrongful death of a patient. In a medical malpractice case, the doctor, hospital, health facility, or government agency in charge of health care center may all be held accountable.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $91.7 million in malpractice claims, making this the largest judgment against a government agency in 12 years. Gross negligence, missed diagnoses, delayed treatment, and procedures performed on the wrong body parts were cited as the major medical mistakes of the government agency.