Atlanta Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Workers Compensation and Wrongful Death Attorneys
Any accident that results in an injury can have a devastating impact on family life. When that accident results in the inability to work or, worse yet, the loss of life, the consequences can be even more disastrous.
The experienced attorneys at Slater & Wilensky have a proven track record of success with cases involving—
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and accidents
- Work-related injuries
- Wrongful death (sometimes called accidental death)
These cases are never easy. But having the right legal representation can make all the difference when it comes to obtaining future medical treatment and compensation for lost wages.
Health care practitioners including doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists, hospital staff members, and emergency medics are obligated to provide patients with a certain level of medical care. This is often referred to as the acceptable standard of care. This standard applies when they are treating you for injuries, illness, or even just a general checkup.
At the very least, practitioners are not supposed to hurt you or cause your condition to grow worse. Failure to fulfill this professional obligation is grounds for a Georgia medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
But these cases are difficult, and require the expertise of an experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorney. They also tend to be expensive to pursue, making the decision to hire a qualified attorney all the more important.
Georgia’s Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights entitles residents to a number of guarantees, including—
- The right to a full explanation of all medical treatments and their potential consequences
- The right to make decisions about which treatments are best
- The right to proper care, attention, and service
- The right to stay at a nursing home that is free from abuse and neglect
Elderly and sick persons stay in nursing homes because they need specialized, round-the-clock care. When a nursing home or staff member fails to provide the necessary care by abusing or neglecting a nursing home patient, the injured person has a right to file a Georgia nursing home abuse lawsuit. We can help.
In Georgia, there are very specific rules for workers injured on the job. For example, a hurt worker has up to 30 days from the date of injury to file a workers compensation claim.
Although Georgia workers compensation law guarantees most employees compensation benefits if they are injured at work, persuading your employer (or its insurance company) that you got hurt on the job, or proving the extent of your injuries, can be very challenging.
Attorney Randy Slater is a former Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation employee who is committed to making sure that all Georgia workers get the compensation that they are owed.
In Georgia, immediate family members are entitled to financial recovery from those who caused the death for the “full value” of a loved one’s life.
Although there is no true way to completely value the life of a human being, the law does provide for ways to establish the decedent’s future income, and other financial losses, including alimony, child support, and medical insurance benefits. The law also provides for recovery for loss of a spouse’s companionship or loss of a child.
Compensation may also be requested for the decedent’s pain and suffering prior to death and any medical costs to treat the injury that caused the wrongful death.
Let our family take care of your family
There are times when even the strongest families need help. That is especially true when faced with a severe injury or, even worse, the death of a caring provider. When you hire the experienced lawyers at Slater & Wilensky, you become our family. We work your case as long and as aggressively as necessary to get you and your loved ones a full recovery.
To schedule your FREE consultation with Atlanta, Georgia lawyer Randy Slater, call 1.888.628.2901 or contact us online.