Medical malpractice attorney

Atlanta, GA

Medical Malpractice Attorney

It’s only natural to place your trust in the medical professionals that are responsible for your care. But when that trust is not deserved, the consequences can be absolutely devastating. Lamar Law Office is a medical injury firm with many years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Anita Lamar understands that medical mistakes can lead to significant injury, pain, and a reduction in your quality of life. These heart-breaking situations will also come with a heavy financial burden, including lost wages and medical expenses. That’s why she works with her team to identify instances of medical malpractice, build a rock-solid case, and achieve fair compensation for victims.

While negligent behavior will often occur at the hands of a doctor or surgeon, these harmful situations can also happen with nurses, pharmacists, specialists, and other healthcare providers. Along with having a thorough understanding of medical malpractice law in Georgia, Anita Lamar is passionate about looking out for the best interest of her clients. When medical professionals don’t follow the standards of care required by a situation, they are failing to perform their duties and causing serious harm. Holding them accountable is essential. If you or your loved one suffered because of a medical mistake, the team at Lamar Law Office LLC will work tirelessly to prove your case, hold the responsible parties accountable, and secure compensation for your losses.

Attorney Anita Lamar

Have You Experienced Medical Malpractice?

Health care professionals are trained to follow specific practices that are considered safe and appropriate. Medical malpractice occurs when they deviate from those standards in a way that harms the patient. A medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your case to see if your specific experience qualifies according to the law. Medical mistakes can happen in many kinds of situations, but some of the most common examples of medical negligence include:

Medical malpractice attorney

Misdiagnosis

If the diagnosis failure was entirely avoidable and happened because of some form of negligence, the health care professional is responsible for the consequences. For example, when a doctor doesn’t perform the appropriate diagnostic tests that were required for the symptoms, doesn’t properly examine the patient’s medical history, or doesn’t interpret test results correctly.

Medical malpractice attorney

Surgery Mistakes

At the accident scene, exchange contact information with any other parties involved in the accident, including witnesses. You’ll want to ask for their names, phone numbers, and for insurance information of the parties directly involved in the accident, and any other information that may help your future claim. Also, remember to take pictures of the scene before your bike or cars are moved. Detailed pictures that accurately portray the damages from the accident will help your claim later on.

Incorrect Medication

Medication errors are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Patients can be prescribed the wrong drug, be administered an incorrect dose, or be given a drug that is not safe because of their allergies. Doctors can also fail to properly review the patient’s medical history to account for potential interactions with their other medications.

Here's How We've Helped Our Clients...

How Can We Help You?

Get Justice For Your Medical Malpractice Or HIPAA Injury

Being awarded compensation, either by going to trial or through the settlement process, will depend on having evidence and expert witnesses that can demonstrate medical negligence. Anita Lamar is a medical injury attorney with the skills and resources to help you determine your eligibility and strengthen your case. The damages associated with medical malpractice can include medical expenses for hospital stays, physical therapy, and prescription medication. You’re also eligible for lost wages from not being able to work while recovering or from having a permanently diminished earning capacity. Medical malpractice cases are very complicated, but Lamar Law Office LLC is a medical malpractice law firm that can support you every step of the way.

Medical malpractice attorney

What is HIPAA?

Most medical malpractice cases center on how a patient was physically harmed because of a medical mistake. But there are also cases where the harm was caused by a violation of the patient’s privacy rights. HIPAA (otherwise known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a privacy law that applies to all medical providers in the country and limits the disclosure of medical information. The state of Georgia also has its own specific laws regarding privacy and medical records. These laws are important because your medical information is private and potentially sensitive. Unauthorized disclosure is a betrayal of your trust that can have serious consequences. HIPAA violations have led to embarrassment, family conflict, and even discharge of employment. If your privacy rights were not respected by a medical professional or facility, a HIPAA lawyer at Lamar Law Office LLC can help you review your legal options.

Lamar Law Office takes the responsibility for each part of the dog bite claim process for our clients, including gathering evidence and filing claims with the involved insurance companies. Our team understands that the legal process can be stressful, so we work hard to take care of each detail for you to be able to relax and recover. By working with Anita Lamar, our trusted Atlanta dog bite attorney, you can feel confident that your claim is in good hands and that you will receive full and fair compensation.

MORE THAN LEGAL SERVICE

We Fight For You

The thought of bringing legal action against a doctor or hospital is incredibly intimidating for most people, especially if you are still suffering the consequences of medical malpractice. You may be struggling with feelings of uncertainty, anger, or anxiety. The team at Lamar Law Office will help you navigate the situation with empathy and support. You’ll be kept informed of every important development in the case. You’ll also have no doubt that Anita Lamar is working hard to achieve justice for you and your family. Lamar Law Office offers their clients much more than just skilled legal services…we care.

Attorney Anita Lamar and her experienced legal care team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. In the state of Georgia, medical malpractice claims generally have to be filed within 2 years of when the injury or act of negligence took place. There are a few rare exceptions, but this is generally the rule. Beyond the fact that there’s a statute of limitations, gathering evidence for a medical malpractice lawsuit is very time-consuming. You are better off contacting a medical malpractice lawyer and getting the process started in a timely manner.

No, you can still file. Consent forms are required for many invasive procedures, which is why patients sign them. But you are absolutely not giving the doctor permission to be negligent. If your medical injury lawyer establishes that the doctor deviated from standards of care, you can still receive compensation for medical malpractice. 

Under Georgia law, these types of deaths are subject to both medical malpractice laws and wrongful death laws. The surviving spouse is entitled to sue for compensation on behalf of the deceased patient. If there is no spouse, the children of the patient could become the plaintiffs. If there is no spouse and no children, then the parents of the deceased could bring the lawsuit.

It’s definitely possible. However, the vast majority of medical malpractice cases end in a negotiated settlement. In some cases, the lawsuit may actually reach the stage of a court trial, but the parties will still agree to a settlement before it’s time for the verdict.

Our Office in Tucker, Georgia

Just a half hour from downtown Atlanta, our office is located at 4500 Hugh Howell Rd. in the Heritage Place development in Tucker. If you are unable to meet at our office due to your injuries, we are more than willing to make accommodations in order to serve you. Whatever your situation, if you’ve experienced a car accident in Atlanta, call our team today.

Contact Us

Fill out our contact form to start your free evaluation.

Contact Us

Lamar Location

CALL US

1-877-CARE-404

Location

4500 Hugh Howell Rd
Suite 140
Tucker, GA 30084

Get Directions

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2558
Tucker, GA 30085

Connect With Us

READ THE LATEST ON OUR BLOG