I'm sorry to hear about your problem. Unfortunately, filing suit against a doctor in Georgia is difficult and expensive. Before you do so you must first find another similarly trained physician to review your medical records to determine if the first doc did anything wrong. If the reviewing doc believes the appropriate standard of care was not met, he/she must provide you with an affidavit (sworn statement) to that effect. Without the affidavit you can't file suit. Once suit is filed the preparation for trial is quite expensive and takes a year or so. Call me if you would like more details. Ralph Hughes, Decatur. 404-373-3458
I agree with the previous answer, however, I would need to know more about the circumstances of your case. It is true, it can be costly and there must be proof that the standard of care was not followed. What concerns me here is that you state the doctor is in essence avoiding you. I do believe you need to speak with an attorney regarding this matter so as to evaulate your case more fully. I would be more than happy to speak with you. See my website www.lajohnsonlaw.com and contact me if you wish.
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