Medical negligence or malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional supplies substandard care. If you believe you or a loved one may be a victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation.
You may have a medical malpractice case if you or a loved one experienced:
Georgia law requires that medical malpractice suits must be filed within two years of the event, with the following exceptions:
- If it was not possible for the patient to discover the injury during the initial two-year period
- If the case involves medical objects left in the patient’s body, the patient has one year from the date of discovering it to file suit
The same rules apply to children, except the statute of limitations does not begin before the age of seven and the statute of repose until the age of ten.
No medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed more than five years after the date of the act which caused the injury.
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