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    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      Attorney at Law - Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • James MacLelland
      James MacLelland

      COO - James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.  Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually. 

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    • Philip Lorenz
      Philip Lorenz

      Attorney at Law - Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz is a seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career.

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    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law - Paul A. Dietrick has practiced civil trial law for over forty years, in State and Federal Courts, and Georgia Appellate Courts. Paul is a zealous guardian of the rights of those injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Paul’s clients have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

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    • Jocelyn Galloway
      Jocelyn Galloway

      Attorney at Law - Jocelyn Galloway is an attorney with over a decade of experience and a legal process innovator who has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of plaintiffs against large corporations.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Client Experience Manager - Angie joined The Scott Pryor Law Group and quickly made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Rhonda Anzaldua
      Rhonda Anzaldua

      Marketing Manager - Rhonda brings over 20 years of customer service and hospitality experience to the marketing and intake team. She is passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding experience from the very first day, and prides herself in her ability to be straightforward and honest but also able to empathize and offer comfort in the difficult conversations.

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    • Steve Ware
      Steve Ware

      Senior Case Manager

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Although professionals in the medical industry admit that medical errors occur regularly, proving malpractice can nonetheless be a challenge. Moreover, state lawmakers have enacted complex rules limiting patients’ ability to file claims.

Accordingly, if you suspect medical malpractice caused you to suffer injuries, it is wise to consult a Cobb County medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. A dedicated personal injury lawyer familiar with the unique requirements of medical malpractice cases could begin investigating to find out whether you are eligible for compensation.

Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

Application of the statute of limitations is often unique in medical malpractice cases. Official Code of Georgia Annotated §9-3-71 sets the statute of limitations at two years and the statute of repose at five years in most instances. In other words, lawsuits seeking compensation for medical malpractice must be filed within two years of an injury or death caused by an act of medical malpractice. Sometimes, an injury may not manifest, or a death may not occur until long after the negligence or wrongdoing. In those cases, a lawsuit must be filed within five years of the time of the negligence as required by the statute of repose.

To further complicate matters, a different limitation period applies in situations where a foreign object has been left inside a patient’s body after surgery. In these cases, the patient has one year after the discovery of the object to file a claim.

Pre-Requisite to Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

One unique requirement for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is an affidavit from a medical professional. At the time a Cobb County medical malpractice attorney files a complaint to initiate a medical malpractice claim, the injured person must also file an affidavit that meets the specifications of Ga. Code Ann. §9-11-9.1.

The affidavit must explain at least one negligent act (or negligent failure to act) and the basis for the negligence claim. Affidavits submitted to fulfill this requirement must be prepared by an “expert competent to testify.”

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Cobb County could find a medical expert and obtain an affidavit to satisfy this criterion. This step can take time, however, so it is wise to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible.

Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Medical malpractice may result in a variety of types of harm to a patient. Often, patients suffer economic losses such as reduced income due to time missed from work and added medical bills.

Also, patients may suffer non-economic harm, which may be harder to quantify. Non-economic damages may include pain, suffering, and emotional anguish. A Cobb County doctor malpractice lawyer could calculate an approximate value for each loss in a situation to determine an appropriate amount of damages.

Talk to a Cobb County Medical Malpractice Attorney

It can be frustrating when the medical professionals we trust to protect and improve our health end up causing more harm. When the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider causes an injury, it is only fair to hold them accountable.

A Cobb County medical malpractice lawyer could help you recover compensation if you have suffered harm due to medical mistakes that could have been avoided. To learn more about your options for recovery, call for a free consultation.

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