Medical errors are responsible for more than 250,000 deaths each year in the United States, which makes it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to a Johns Hopkins study. In wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims resulting from diagnostic failures, surgical errors and medication mistakes, Swift Currie’s medical malpractice team has decades of collective experience successfully representing doctors, other medical professionals, hospitals and other health care organizations.
We defend all types of medical malpractice and professional liability claims against physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse midwives, medical assistants and allied health professionals and medical office personnel. We also represent hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and medical practices.
In today’s ever-increasing regulatory environment, managing risk and professional liability in medical cases is challenging. And the consequences of medical malpractice claims are becoming increasingly costly as plaintiffs’ attorneys direct their resources toward the most severe cases.
Medical malpractice cases frequently include failures to properly detect abnormalities as well as mistakes in interpreting, communicating or following up on diagnostic test results, medical imaging or instrument readings. We have defended individuals and entities in professional malpractice matters arising from these types of claims across various specialties, including:
- Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Pain Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Medicine (Hospitalists)
- General Surgery
- ENT Surgery
- Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Podiatric Surgery
Our medical malpractice team includes a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and experience in the medical device industry. We work hard to understand the medical issues involved in each matter and have extensive experience with top experts in the medical field. We work closely with our clients, providers and experts to develop effective litigation strategies geared toward cost-effective and efficient resolutions, whether by way of settlement or trial.
Named to the U.S. News "Best Law Firm" Metropolitan Atlanta Tier 3 Medical Malpractice Law List, 2016-present