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Can I Sue a Mental Health Professional for Malpractice?

Published on Nov 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Deciding to seek the help of a mental health professional can be difficult; however, it generally works out for the best. The psychiatrist-patient relationship is one of the most personal relationships in the healthcare field. With the proper guidance and self-realization, patients are able to learn to cope with whatever they’re dealing with, so they can live their most fulfilling lives.

In some cases, however, errors in treatment can occur that have significant consequences. That’s where our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers come in. When a mental health professional breaches their duty to a patient and the patient suffers, that victim has the right to file a malpractice suit in an attempt to recover compensation for the damages associated with the malpractice. These lawsuits can be incredibly complex, which is why you’ll need a dedicated legal team behind you.

How Does Informed Consent Apply to Malpractice Claims?

Published on Nov 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Deciding to have a procedure can be a nerve-wracking thing. Many people are nervous about surgeries, but when they decide to have or not have one, they are supposed to have all the relevant facts about the procedure. A physician is supposed to get informed consent from their patients before they have a surgical procedure or treatment. Any injuries or complications that arise during a procedure where the patient didn’t give informed consent may be grounds for a claim. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Top Causes of Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice

Published on Sep 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Waiting for a loved one to return from serious surgery or recover from an accident in a medical setting can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. When doctors and hospitals make mistakes, the consequences can be deadly. The top causes of wrongful death in medical malpractice claims are directly related to the most common mistakes that are made in hospitals.

The numbers are often shocking. According to a study completed by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. When you or a loved one go to a hospital for an out-patient procedure or are admitted, it’s important to do what you can ensure the best treatment possible. This may involve asking for clarification often so you understand the treatments, and speaking up in the event you see something wrong.

Even when you attempt to improve the quality of care, there are other factors that are out of your hands. When a physician, nurse, or other hospital staff member neglects their responsibility and the required standard of care they’re supposed to provide, you or your loved one will have to deal with the consequences. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate those consequences, so the focus can be put on finding a new normal.

Let’s take a look at the top causes of wrongful death in medical malpractice.

Are Concurrent Surgeries Dangerous?

Published on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:42 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Knowing that you need surgery can be a scary concept. Surgery requires drugs, sharp tools, and time for recovery. You may find comfort in talking to your surgeon and discussing what’s going to happen, but what if you learned they would be performing other surgeries simultaneously?

You’d probably be surprised that this happens and would rather have a surgeon focused solely on your surgery because something could go wrong during the procedure with the surgeon out of the room, or they could mix up information between the two patients. This could result in further injury. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you can file a medical malpractice claim. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get the compensation you need.

What Are My Options When a Doctor Performs a Misdiagnosis?

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 5:37 pm in Medical Malpractice.

We trust doctors to take care of us when we’re not feeling well. When doctors give us a diagnosis and plan for treatment, we usually follow it. It’s probably not common to think the doctor could be wrong. But this does happen and can have terrible consequences for the patient. The VA Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety found that about 12 million U.S. patients are misdiagnosed each year.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical malpractice, you can seek legal options. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at Bey & Associates can help you with your claim. We’ll do all we can to get compensation for the damages and injuries you’ve had to endure.

Why Don’t We Talk About Medical Errors?

Published on Sep 15, 2017 at 8:49 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Medical errors occur more often than we’d all like to believe. From the heart of a chaotic E.R. to the recesses of a chilly operating room, there are doctors, interns, surgeons, nurses, x-ray techs, and other medical professionals learning, making mistakes, and ideally learning from those mistakes. All professionals—even medical professionals—are human, after all. Every doctor and nurse has a story to tell regarding a moment of error or regret.

In the best scenarios, these learning mistakes are caught well ahead of time and the patients don’t suffer. In the worst, lifelong complications, illnesses, side effects from a misdiagnosis, or even death may result. These are the scenarios that cause the most harm. If the staff member doesn’t know they made the mistake, the results can be even more detrimental. That professional will continue practicing medicine without realizing they could have cost a patient their life.

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