How Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Me in Atlanta?

How Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Me in Atlanta?

Medical malpractice is one of the most painful situations patients and their families can experience. When we visit a medical facility, we expect to receive excellent care. However, mistakes can sometimes happen, seriously affecting the patient’s health.

In this blog post, we will discuss the reasons behind medical malpractice, provide steps for gathering evidence, and explain how a specialized medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta can protect your rights and help you seek fair compensation if you become a victim of medical negligence.

What are the reasons behind medical malpractice cases?

There are several reasons why medical malpractice cases may occur, including:

  1. Diagnostic mistakes: Doctors can make mistakes in diagnosing an illness or medical condition, leading to incorrect treatments or delays in receiving appropriate treatment.

  2. Lack of experience: Newly graduated doctors or those who do not have sufficient expertise in a specific area may make errors in diagnosing, performing procedures, or prescribing medication. This can be particularly dangerous in cases of serious illnesses or emergencies.

  3. Work overload: Doctors who have excessive workloads or are exhausted may be more prone to making mistakes. The lack of time and pressure to treat many patients can lead to dangerous oversights in patient care.

  4. Defective medical equipment: Medical equipment that is not in working condition can cause harm to patients. If doctors fail to ensure the proper functioning of equipment before using it, they may make mistakes and jeopardize the patient’s well-being.

  5. Negligence: Occasionally, healthcare professionals may act negligently and cause harm to patients.

What Should You Do If You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice and wish to file a claim, it is essential to gather evidence and collect the necessary information to support your case. Among the documents you should obtain are:

  1. Medical records: Collect all your medical records, including treatment, hospitalization reports, physician notes, test results, medical images, prescriptions, and other relevant documentation. These records will support your claims and serve as evidence in your case.

  2. Expert reports: Get second opinions from other doctors who can evaluate your situation and provide a professional opinion regarding the existence of medical negligence in your case. These reports can support your claims and strengthen your case.

  3. Witness testimonies: If there were eyewitnesses to the medical negligence, try to obtain their testimonies. These testimonies can support your claims and provide additional evidence.

  4. Bills and medical expenses: Keep a detailed record of all bills and medical expenses related to medical negligence, such as additional treatments, medications, therapies, visits to specialist doctors, etc. These records will be necessary for calculating the economic compensation you may seek.

  5. Follow-up reports: If you have sought additional medical care after the medical negligence, get reports and documentation related to your current health status. These reports can demonstrate the lasting effects of negligence and the need for further treatment.

  6. Records of conversations and communications: If you have had conversations with medical staff, keep a detailed record of the dates, times, and content of the conversations. This can be useful to support your claims and demonstrate any negligence or lack of communication.

  7. Record of damages and losses: Keep a record of the physical, emotional, and financial effects you have experienced as a result of the medical negligence. This may include pain, suffering, loss of income, additional expenses, and any other harm you have suffered.

At Castan Lecca & Boeschen, our specialized team in medical malpractice can provide you with a wide range of services and support to help you face and resolve your case with superior results.

We will be with you every step of the way:

  1. We will evaluate your case.
  2. We will provide legal advice.
  3. We will gather the evidence.
  4. We will negotiate fair compensation with the insurance company.
  5. If necessary, we will accompany you through the legal process.
  6. And finally, we will strive for superior results! We will assist you in receiving fair compensation, which may include medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, emotional damages, and other losses related to medical negligence.

Remember that each medical malpractice case is unique, so it is important to consult with our team of attorneys to receive specific guidance based on your situation. Call us today at 6788253611 to schedule your free legal consultation.





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MICHAEL BOESCHEN

Attorney

Michael Boeschen (Mike) was born in Wichita, KS and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Mike graduated from The McCallie School and went on to study history, Spanish, and Latin American Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. During law school, Mike participated in the Legal Aid Clinic, assisting in the defense of indigent criminal defendants. Mike has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 2002 and his main practice area consists of representing injured workers as they navigate through the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Mike is also fluent in Spanish. In his spare time Mike enjoys following soccer, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Mike and his family are parishioners of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, GA

CHRISTIAN PECONE

Attorney

ED DENKER

Attorney

Edward Denker was born in Philadelphia, PA but has made Georgia his home since 1999. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Edward spent his first years in practice representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He then spent more than a decade honing his litigation skills representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims, where he gained immense experience and knowledge of how insurers defend those claims. In 2017, Edward returned to his passion of representing people who have been injured at work or through the negligence of others. When he isn’t working, Edward enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys cooking and travel

ILIANA DOBREV

Attorney

Iliana Dobrev was born in Bulgaria. After high school, she immigrated to the United States to study law. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in political science concentrating on pre-law and minoring in Spanish. In 2015, she graduated from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Iliana completed a Graduate Research Assistantship in Labor and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination and two externships in Immigration Law. As an immigrant herself, Iliana is passionate about advocating for and defending immigrants. She is delighted to help families stay together and pursue the American dream. Iliana is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and worked in both a fellowship and a firm specializing in immigration law. Iliana is fluent in Bulgarian and Spanish

KEN THAXTON

Attorney

Ken Thaxton was born and raised in Roberta, GA. When Ken was a child, his father started a trucking business, which Ken ultimately spent over ten years working with through his late teens and twenties. Ken graduated from Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA in 2001 with a 4.0 GPA. He then studied Business and Information Technology at Macon State College, ultimately graduating with a 4.0 GPA in 2004. After graduation, Ken continued to work with his father’s trucking company, and in late 2005, Ken and his father started an aircraft charter company, Southern Jet, Inc., under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Ken served as President of Southern Jet from 2006 until 2010, when he and his father sold the company. Ken is a Commercially Licensed Instrument, Multi-Engine Pilot. While serving as President of Southern Jet, Ken started Law School at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009. Ken focused primarily on business and civil law, including Workers’ Compensation, while at UGA. He graduated Cum Laude and in the top 25% of his class from UGA Law in 2012. Ken is a licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, and he is also a licensed neutral (mediator) in the State of Georgia. Ken represents small businesses in transactional matters and business conflicts, and he also represents injured workers and Plaintiffs injured in cases of negligence. During his spare time, Ken enjoys swimming, cycling, sporting clays, and fishing. He also does charity work with a national scholarship fund

ALEXANDER LECCA

Attorney

Alexander Lecca (Alex) was born in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents from Cuba and Peru. Alex graduated from Coral Gables High School, where he was a recipient of the Elsa Glazer Award (given to students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA and above). He went on to study marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. At the University of Miami he was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. In law school, Alex received several book awards and graduated Cum Laude. During law school Alex clerked for the Honorable Beth Bloom, had an internship with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office, and clerked for a prestigious litigation law firm. Alex is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Florida and handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Alex is also fluent in Spanish. During his spare time, Alex enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and four children. He also helps coach his children’s baseball, football, basketball, and soccer teams. Alex and his family are parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

DANIEL CASTAN 

Attorney

Dan Castan is a senior partner at Castan and Lecca, PC in Buckhead and represents injured workers before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and plaintiffs in State and Superior Courts of Georgia for injuries suffered in accidents. Dan litigated one of the seminal claims securing the rights of undocumented workers to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits in the state of Georgia when injured in the case of Wet Walls, Inc. vs. Ledesma. Dan has successfully fought and settled multi million dollar cases. He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to immigrant parents from Cuba. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and received his Juris Doctor from The Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington D.C.  Dan was admitted to the Georgia Bar in November, 1993.  He is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Dan is a founding member and Director of the Latino Victory Fund Georgia and serves on the Board of The Latin American Association. Dan has been dedicated to getting Latinos elected to local, state and Federal offices in Georgia. He has been a Big Brother through Big Brothers and Sisters of Metro Atlanta and a mentor through The Latin American Association’s mentor/mentee program. Dan is married with two children.