The Most Important New Case in Georgia from the Supreme Court
In 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court decided whether a Georgia law could limited the amount a victim could recover from a medical provider for for serious, permanent injuries. At Stokes & Kopitsky, we were very interested in that case, because we had a client who had lost both of her arms as a result of misconduct by the doctors and hospital who treated her after her legs (not her arms) were injured in an accident. Under the Georgia compensation-limitation law, our victim would have been limited to having her medical bills paid, her lost wages paid, and receiving a total of $350,000 for both arms – only $175,000 per arm, total, to last her the rest of her life.
The Georgia Supreme Court decided that this cap on compensation for terrible injuries caused by doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers was unfair. It would only benefit the medical malpractice insurance companies, and it would deprive any horribly injured citizen of Georgia of their long-established right to have a jury decide what the fair and correct compensation should be for serious damage to their body. If you have been seriously injured and it was not your fault, you may be worried about what will happen. Please call us, Stokes & Kopitsky, for immediate help. We are skilled, experienced Atlanta injury attorneys. Our telephones are answered 24/7 and your consultation will be free. We advance all court costs, and our fees and the costs are paid from the settlement we obtain for you. If we do not obtain a settlement or court award for you, you do not owe any fees.
Our office uses a team approach so that you will always have someone to talk to, and someone who is ready to help you with any of the problems that your injury has caused. We are standing by to help you now. Please call us toll-free at 800-700-5050 for excellent, skilled and experienced, and very caring legal help.