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Many unfortunate victims of medical malpractice lost out on the chance to see compensation for their suffering because they didn’t know what to do.

Don’t make the same mistakes. Do follow this list of the dos and don’ts for filing a medical malpractice claim.

Don’t Wait

The Georgia statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim limits you to two years after realizing the event happened. But that’s limited even further by the statute of repose which sets the maximum at five years after the actual event occurred. So if you notice something wrong within five years of the event, don’t wait any longer to file.

Do Get Help ASAP

Instead of brushing off adverse effects of a surgery or misdiagnosis, seek legal help to get justice.

Don’t Attempt It Alone

If you try to take matters into your own hands, you could be wasting precious time. Remember that your claim will only be valid for so long.

Do Find Helpful Resources

Legal experts must determine whether the standard of care was breached and then determine how much compensation you’re entitled to.

Don’t Try to Contact a Potential Defendant

If you alert a potential defendant that you may sue, this gives them time to get up their defenses before you can gather sufficient evidence and support. This wastes more time and even if you make threats or demands, you may not understand what you’re actually entitled to.

Do Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A medical malpractice lawyer is your best resource. Learn more about the steps you should take and what damages the defendant should pay you.

For a trusted medical malpractice lawyer in Atlanta, call Harman Law LLC.

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