Medical Negligence

Steel & Moss have represented both as lead counsel and the “Georgia Lawyer“ for national counsel, in claims arising from medical negligence.

What is Medical Negligence?


Each state has its own definition of the standard care, but generally, a standard of care is defined as a generally accepted set of standards and practices used by medical professionals to treat patients suffering from a specific ailment or disorder.

Each state sets its own statute of limitations for medical negligence claims, or in other words, each state has a deadline for when you must file a claim before it becomes void. Once the statute of limitations ends, the ability to file suit against the medical professional expires.



Georgia Statute of Limitations

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for a medical negligence case is two years from the date of the injury or death. However, Georgia also has a statute of repose. This statute of repose voids any claim in Georgia after five years from the date of the act that caused the injury.

These strict time limits create a hurdle for those injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Thus, it is imperative that someone who has been injured at the hands of a negligent healthcare professional seeks the help of a skilled medical negligence attorney.




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What documents do I need for a medical negligence case?

Contact a member of our team for help understanding any of these items.
  • Medical records.
  • Medical bills.
  • Insurance and Medicare/Medicaid correspondence.
  • Death certificate and autopsy report.
  • Correspondence with adverse doctor or insurer.
  • Receipts for related out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pay stubs or tax returns to show income loss.
  • Photographs of the injured person before and after the incident.





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