Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys will evaluate your case to determine whether or not to pursue a cause of action that will save you valuable time and efforts.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates our Medical Malpractice Lawyers have handled millions of dollars of medical malpractice cases from settlement to trial and have over 50 years of collective experience in evaluating, settling, and trying medical malpractice cases in the Entire State of Georgia. Many of our Medical Malpractice Attorneys have been named for many years as Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite which sets us apart and as a cut above the rest.

Medical Malpractice is not an area of law where you should hire an attorney that only occasionally takes on these types of cases. This is a highly specialized area of law and Attorneys must be meticulous in determining which cases are worth pursuing and which cases are not worth pursuing, and if a case is worth pursing it must be done correctly at every stage. You may contact us for your free consultation by any or all of the following means by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at, and Contact Us on our website.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, then we are truly sorry and we understand that this can be a time of extreme turmoil in your life. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, asking questions such as how could this happen with a doctor or hospital that you trust, or how could this happen in a day and age where technology is so advanced. While you are contemplating these most valid questions, you must remember that for your legal case, time is of the essence in evaluating and pursuing your claim. There are strict time limitations that apply to Medical Malpractice Cases, known as the statute of limitations, and there is much work that needs to be done just to evaluate a potential medical malpractice case. Therefore, it is important that you Contact Us as soon as you think you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice.

When evaluating a medical malpractice case our Attorneys are looking at several factors such as negligence and damages. Contrary to popular belief, it is very important to consider damages first and foremost. Damages can result from wrongful death, catastrophic injury such as the loss of a limb or paralysis, permanent/temporary or partial disability, and pain and suffering. Without damages, no matter how much the doctor, hospital or other medical entity might be liable, there is not much of a case in which to pursue.

The second phase in evaluating a case is liability. This is determined by measuring the Standard of Care and whether or not the doctor, hospital or other medical entity breached the Standard of Care. There may be cases where a doctor or other medical institution did something that was less than desirable, but this does not mean that the Standard of Care was breached. The next thing that must be determined is whether or not the Standard of Care was breached (i.e. not followed by the same standard as others in the legal community accept as the proper standard of care) and whether or not this breach caused the damages to which we refer to above to the client.

In Georgia, to insure that frivolous medical malpractice cases are not brought on a regular basis, an Affidavit, called the 9.1 Affidavit, must be filed by the Plaintiff along with the complaint. This Affidavit must be prepared by an expert who is competent to testify and the affidavit must state specially at least one negligent act or omission that existed and the factual basis for said claim. This is not an easy task and it takes a highly skilled and qualified Medical Malpractice Attorney to identify competent experts for such an affidavit.

Our Lawyers have been successful in the following types of medical malpractice cases to include, but not be limited to:

  • Amputation
  • Anesthesia Malpractice
  • Asbestos/Mesothelioma
  • Benzene
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiac/Heart Attack/Myocardial Infraction/Failure to Diagnose Arrhythmia
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Gastric Bypass Malpractice
  • Guidant Heart Devices
  • Lasik Eye Surgery
  • Liposuction Malpractice
  • Medical Products Liability
  • Medication Malpractice
  • Medtronic Medical Devices
  • Nursing Errors
  • Optometry Malpractice
  • Paralysis
  • Pediatric Meningitis
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Pharmacist Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Radiation Injury
  • Surgery Malpractice
  • Surgical Errors
  • Wrong Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
  • Wrongful Death

These are just a few of the areas that our Medical Malpractice Attorneys have experience and expertise in representing you against your doctor, hospital or other medical entity who committed medical malpractice. As stated earlier, it is imperative that you contact us early on in your case for your free consultation and you may contact us by any or all of the following means by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at, and Contact Us on our website. We are here to assist you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.