Most of the time, we are fortunate in this country to have very good medical care. However, people occasionally suffer serious injury or death due to negligence on the part of individual practitioners or facilities. On a selective basis, David J. Blevins, P.C. in Dalton litigates medical malpractice cases on behalf of victims and healthcare providers. David has more than 30 years of legal experience and offers clients comprehensive representation in any forum when a patient or family member charges a doctor, nurse or hospital with a breach of professional standards.
Though most of his cases are in Northwest Georgia, his firm has handled actions in other parts of the state and country. He provided detailed advice on evidentiary issues, expert testimony, insurance coverage and the types of damages available under the law. At trial or during settlement negotiations, his firm delivers thorough advocacy in all types of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those alleging:
- Misdiagnosis — Misdiagnosis is one of the most common reasons for a medical malpractice claim. With the help of nurses and doctors, medical records are reviewed for cases where symptoms might not have been noticed or treated properly.
- Surgical errors — Victims of operating-room mistakes are usually not aware of what occurred during their surgery.
- Nursing homes neglect — Unfortunately, at times older adults are neglected in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities (LTC). When the neglect or abuse is egregious, David pursues nursing homes, doctors, hospitals, nurses or other health care professionals.
- Prescription medication problems — David handles claims when a plaintiff believes they have been harmed due to an inappropriate prescription, dosage or the failure to identify the reaction between pharmaceuticals.
As in other personal injury matters, unless tolled, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions runs two years from the date when the alleged harm occurred or could have been reasonably discovered. Unless tolled, after five years, no claim can be made due to the state’s statute of repose.