Dangerous compassion? Medical malpractice suits on the table

Georgia residents are likely among the millions of Americans who put trust in a medical professional to make the right call regarding proper treatment for what ails them. While certainly, most doctors have a patient's best interest at heart, and do the best they can to make a patient comfortable, some behave in a careless manner that can cause further harm to a patient who is already suffering. When a doctor administers a heavy-handed dose of pain killers, a patient may even die, leaving loved ones to consider filing a medical malpractice suit. 

A similar situation has recently come to light in another state. It seems that, after a female patient died after a doctor administered what many consider a lethal dose of a powerful painkiller, a peek into the doctor's past revealed a deadly trend. It was found that nearly 30 patients had died under similar circumstances while under the doctor's care. The hospital fired the doctor in question, but the investigation continued. 

The doctor had not publicly accepted responsibility for the deaths. The hospital found that the dosage given to the patients in question was substantial enough to be considered dangerous or fatal. Other employees who may have been involved have been placed on leave by hospital officials. 

When a Georgia victim's family learns that a loved one's death may have been the result of medical malpractice, they may want to utilize the legal system to seek justice against a careless doctor. In many cases, a compassionate attorney can be just the ticket. An attorney can help representatives of a victim's estate explain to a court that the victim's death could have been prevented, and help ensure that surviving family can collect any monetary damages or compensation to which the victim's estate may be entitled. 

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