If you or a dear one in your life has suffered medical malpractice in a Georgia prison, you may be entitled to compensation. Prison authorities are obligated to provide reasonable medical care and attention to all inmates. When an inmate doesn’t receive such care and suffers health complications as a result, an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can help you sue for damages.
When suing for in-prison medical malpractice, it is important to identify the liable party. In some cases, more than one entity can be held liable. Here is a look at the issue of liability and deliberate indifference in medical malpractice cases related to inmates.
It is the responsibility of a prison healthcare provider to ensure that due medical care and attention are provided to inmates on time. When proving medical malpractice, you must prove the following four elements:
It is possible to hold prison authorities and healthcare providers liable at the same time. Under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the correctional staff can be held responsible for failing to ensure the timely provision of medical care.
It is important to note that lawsuits filed under the Eighth Amendment and medical malpractice claims are two separate legal matters. If you have suffered medical malpractice in prison, you may be able to file one or both of these.
When proving medical malpractice in a prison, you typically have to show that a medical professional exercised deliberate indifference.
This involves proving two separate things: one, that there was a significant risk to the inmate’s health and well-being, and that the healthcare provider was aware of this; and two, the provider failed to take proper steps on time to avert this risk.
If you or a loved one has suffered medical malpractice in prison, you have a right to seek justice. You may be able to sue the prison authorities, the treating physician, or other parties.
Here at Fischer Redavid PLLC, we can review your case and help you prepare a robust claim for maximum compensatory damages. We can also negotiate with the negligent parties on your behalf to make sure you get the best settlement.
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