Attorney Erik H. Olson

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The Olson Law Firm, LLC, primarily represents individuals in all types of medical malpractice claims. No matter is too complex for our team. Do you think you have a Georgia medical malpractice case? Are you concerned about the treatment you received in a hospital, from a doctor, or another medical professional?

Our attorney has over 25 years of experience with medical malpractice cases throughout the metro Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia, including Alpharetta, Roswell, Smyrna, Decatur, Macon, Gainesville, Dahlonega, Canton and Sandy Springs.

Our firm can represent you in the following types of cases:

A wrongful death claim is a special kind of personal injury lawsuit made when someone is killed due to another party’s negligence or intentional act. It can be determined after any act that leads to an injury and subsequent death, whether this action was intentional or unintentional.

​If you or a loved one has a question regarding wrongful death, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Surgical Errors

Often times health care providers do not inform a patient of a surgical error after the patient regains consciousness. A surgical error occurs when a healthcare professional’s act or omission which is below the standard of care causes harm to a patient. If you or a loved one has questions regarding surgical errors, please contact The Olson Law Firm.


Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Peritonitis is a condition in which your body responds to an infection in your abdomen or pelvis. If undiagnosed peritonitis often times leads to sepsis. If undiagnosed sepsis can cause long-term permanent damage or death to a patient.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding sepsis, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia errors often times are caused when a health care professional does not pay proper attention to the patient. Anesthesia errors may lead to brain injury. If you or a loved one has questions about anesthesia malpractice, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Brain and Spinal Injuries

Damage to the brain or spinal cord can leave one unable to walk, speak, work, or care for themselves. This significantly diminishes a person’s quality of life. When these injuries occur as the result of malpractice on the part of a medical professional, victims have the right to be compensated for the harm they have suffered.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding brain and spinal injuries, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain damage that occurs when a person’s brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen and blood. HIE is the primary cause of infant deaths worldwide and is a serious concern in the United States. If you or a loved one has questions about HIE, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is often caused by brain damage that happens at the time of a baby’s birth or shortly thereafter. CP oftentimes is not diagnosed until the child is over 18 months of age. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as 10,000 children are diagnosed with varying degrees of CP each year. Several thousands of cases result from preventable medical malpractice.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding cerebral palsy, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot, called a thrombus, forms in the deep veins of the body, most often in the legs. DVT most often presents as leg pain or swelling; however, it’s possible no symptoms will present themselves. DVT most commonly occurs during or after surgery or another prolonged inactivity.

Because of the close relationship between surgery and DVT, a doctor will generally evaluate each patient’s risk of developing DVT prior to surgery. Failure to do so could be detrimental. The main fear with deep vein thrombosis is that, should the clot become dislodged from the vein where it is in the leg, it could be carried to the lungs of the patient, causing a clot there (also known as a pulmonary embolism), which may be fatal.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding deep vein thrombosis, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury)

There are several different kinds of birth injuries that can cause harm to a baby. Erb’s palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Injury, is an adverse condition caused by a physical injury during delivery. It is a condition characterized by weakness and loss of motion in the arm. Its negative effects can range from mild to serious, depending upon the severity of the injury.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding Erb’s palsy, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Kidney Failure

A failure to diagnose kidney disease in its early stages can result in kidney failure that may require a lifetime of prescription drugs, time-consuming kidney dialysis, and one or more kidney transplant operations.If you or a loved one has questions regarding kidney failure, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Liver Damage

When drugs injure the liver and disrupt its normal function, symptoms, signs and abnormal blood tests of liver disease develop. Liver failure can be caused by prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications,etc. Liver problems are also often associated with combinations of medications and other substances. Drug-induced liver problems can occur shortly after a new medication has been started. It may also occur after long-term use.

If you or a loved one has questions regarding liver damage, please contact The Olson Law Firm.

Birth Injuries

There are a number of birth injury types that affect millions of babies every year. The Olson Law Firm handles brain-related injuries, muscle-related or physical injuries, and injuries from delivery. Generally, health care providers to do not admit fault.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has questions regarding birth injuries, please call our Atlanta office at 404-448-2806 or schedule an appointment with our attorney The Olson Law Firm using our online contact form.