When Medical Professionals Fail You
Medical professionals such as surgeons, doctors and nurses are held to certain standards when it comes to the care they provide for patients. Acting in a careless way or even simply neglecting proper communications can end up hurting a patient. At The Finnell Firm, our Rome attorney for medical malpractice claims represents people who have been injured or have fallen ill due to a medical professional’s negligent behavior.
Medical malpractice and personal injury are the focus areas of our firm. Founding lawyer Robert Finnell has been using the law to help injured victims for more than four decades. He will listen to your story, take the time to educate you about your options and make certain you feel confident with the decision you are making.
Malpractice cases are complex. With expert’s fees and other expenses, these cases are costly to pursue. We will advance any necessary expenses to pursue your case in exchange for a percentage of any settlement you are awarded. Please call us at 706-314-8156 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Skilled Representation In Malpractice Cases
Our legal team handles a broad range of cases, including ones involving:
- Medical products liability, including defective devices such as hip implants and transvaginal mesh
- Failure to diagnose
- Pharmaceutical mistakes
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death/fatalities
Mr. Finnell has particular experience litigating medical products liability cases involving implants, surgical mesh injuries and lead wire injuries. This is a complex area of law that few attorneys are willing to tackle. At The Finnell Firm, we have the skills and experience necessary to effectively represent our clients and to fully ensure that their rights are protected.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Many patients are not aware of their rights when it comes to medical malpractice. The Finnell Firm in Rome, Georgia, handles these cases and may be able to help you. What are some examples?
Misdiagnosis: When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, he or she may have to undergo unnecessary surgery, take unnecessary medication or experience worsening symptoms due to a lack of proper treatment. Some diseases, if misdiagnosed, can worsen over time or lead to early death. Other diseases and conditions can lead to lower quality of life due to improper treatment.
Delayed diagnosis: Even a small delay in diagnosing a condition, like cancer, can mean the difference between life and death. Even a few months, for cancer patients, can mean the difference between an inoperable tumor and one that can be treated using standard care. Delayed diagnosis, even when it doesn’t result in death, can result in pain, suffering and lower quality of life for some patients.
Childbirth injuries: Birth complications can affect a child for the rest of his or her life. While childbirth injuries are rare, medical errors can result in death, disability or illness. In some cases, this is due to improper use of forceps or other tools of delivery. In other cases, birth injuries occur because the doctor fails to see that the fetus is in distress. In some cases, birth injuries can affect the mother, causing issues such as back pain, incontinence and even fractures.
Prescription errors: Mistakes in prescriptions can be devastating. Individuals may suffer from the effects of their condition remaining untreated. Others may suffer addictions or side effects from medications they did not need. Improper dosage, improper administration of medication by nursing staff and other errors can result in serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to any of these medical malpractice errors, it is important to understand that you have rights under Georgia law. A personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in getting a recovery for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact The Finnell Firm today.
Our Floyd County Attorney Is Standing By To Help
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a surgical error or another form of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Contact us online or by calling 706-314-8156 or to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We are happy to schedule weekend and off-site appointments by request.