We Defend Doctors and Healthcare Providers in All Types of Malpractice and Negligence Litigation in Georgia

We defend doctors and healthcare providers in all types of malpractice and negligence litigation in Georgia. We have been handling these cases since 1973, and we have represented many of our clients for decades. Our practice includes handling medical malpractice and healthcare negligence claims at the investigative stage, in litigation, and on appeal, and we have successfully protected our clients against millions of dollars in potential liability in cases involving virtually all types of standard-of-care allegations.

Types of Medical Malpractice & Healthcare Matters We Handle

At Downey & Cleveland, our Medical Malpractice & Healthcare practice is devoted exclusively to defense. Our focus is 100% on protecting doctors and healthcare providers, many of whom are self-insured, against claims and litigation. Medical malpractice and healthcare negligence claims are frequently unsubstantiated or invalid, and, in these cases, avoiding unnecessary liability is a matter of exposing the facts and highlighting the legal principles that apply.

This is true for all types of medical malpractice and healthcare negligence claims, including those involving allegations of:

  • Anesthesia malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Cardiology malpractice
  • Diagnostic malpractice
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Failure to monitor and failure to treat
  • Hospital and facility administration negligence
  • Medication errors
  • Psychiatric malpractice
  • Radiology malpractice
  • Robotic surgery errors
  • Surgical malpractice

We handle all of these types of medical malpractice and healthcare negligence claims — and many more. With offices in Marietta, we handle claims throughout Georgia, and our lawyers handle both trial and appellate litigation statewide. Our firm served as both trial and appellate counsel in a malpractice case in which the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed the presumption in Georgia that medical, surgical and nursing services are performed in an ordinarily skillful manner — a presumption any plaintiff alleging medical malpractice must overcome as a result of our legal efforts. We have also successfully litigated at the trial and appellate levels the statutory requirement that a plaintiff in a malpractice case must have an affidavit from a qualifying medical professional supporting their claims or the action is subject to dismissal, along with other issues specific to the area of medical malpractice.

In addition to malpractice, we handle involuntary commitment hearings for the largest healthcare provider in the Atlanta metro region and regularly defend hospitals and other healthcare providers against slip-and-falls occurring on their premises and other non-malpractice-related claims.

Successfully Defending Against Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Negligence Claims in Georgia

As with all types of liability claims, successfully defending against medical malpractice and healthcare negligence claims requires a proactive and strategic approach. Medical providers and facilities will often have defenses available, and asserting these defenses effectively is a matter of understanding the relevant facts and law.

With this in mind, we thoroughly investigate all claims against our clients, working with experts in the relevant medical fields as necessary, and our lawyers rely on their extensive experience to help our clients evaluate their liability exposure and defense options. This approach results in favorable pre-trial outcomes in many cases, and when it doesn’t, our lawyers are fully prepared to litigate plaintiffs’ claims through jury verdicts.

Speak with one of our firm’s Medical Malpractice & Healthcare Attorneys

To learn more about our firm’s Medical Malpractice & Healthcare practice, please contact us to arrange a confidential initial consultation. We rely on decades of experience to effectively represent all types of healthcare providers and their insurers. Call 770-422-3233 or tell us how we can help online today.