By: Darrell Castle
When you’re a victim of medical malpractice, that means your doctor’s conduct fell beneath the standard of care.
Medical malpractice isn’t just a bad result. It’s not bad beside manner or rude conduct by a doctor, nurse or some hospital employee.
Do you want to know what IS medical malpractice? I’ll give you an example of a case we’ve had here at Darrell Castle & Associates.
A man goes into the emergency room complaining of crushing chest pain, pain radiating down his arms and numbness – symptoms of a heart attack. The doctor then tells him he probably just has indigestion, sending him home with an order to take two Aspirins and call him in the morning. Then that man goes home and dies of a heart attack.
That is a classic case of medical negligence. Any reasonable doctor would’ve looked at that man’s symptoms and completed some simple cardiac tests that could’ve saved his life.
Of course, this has to be proven. It has to be proven by expert testimony. The law in Tennessee currently states you can’t file a medical malpractice case unless you have two different affidavits from qualifying experts. To “be qualifying,” these experts must have knowledge of your state’s medical practices because each state has different laws and a different standard of care.
Medical malpractice cases are very serious and that’s how we treat them here. Money can’t undo the lifestyle changes and trauma your doctor’s misconduct brought upon you, but it will help restore a sense of justice and help you with medical bills and other things moving forward. It’s the best we can do.
You need an attorney you can trust. You need an attorney who you know will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. I talk about how you can find that attorney here.
Call (901) 327-1212 today for a free case evaluation or fill out one of the contact forms on this page.