By: Darrell Castle

Medical malpractice can happen to anyone.

If you don’t believe that, just ask Joan Rivers’ family members.

This past August, Joan Rivers died after a medical procedure left her unconscious. She never regained consciousness and died a few days later.


The following details came out after her death:

  • Rivers never consented to the medical procedure that left her unconscious
  • Doctors in the charge of Rivers’ care failed to identify deteriorating signs and therefore failed to provide timely intervention for those signs
  • A staffer snapped cell phone pictures of Rivers as she lay sedated
  • Medical records lacked Rivers’ body weight and the dose of sedation medication she was given. A patient’s weight is critical in determining how much of the drug needs to be administered

Those are pretty suspect details – some just completely unethical. I’d personally pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit on her behalf. And months ago, Joan’s family began the legal process.

Something like this could happen to you or your loved one too.

Inform yourself on the dangers of medical malpractice

We expect doctors to be perfect and not mess up, but that’s not human. Just as you make mistakes at work, doctors can too.

However, when doctors mess up, the consequences are often a lot more severe than a mistype or forgetting to mail a letter to a client. Doctors need to be held accountable. And you need justice!

That’s where a medical malpractice attorney comes into play. And there are 5 important things you need to know about medical malpractice.

Darrell Castle & Associates can help you

If you think you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you need to contact a personal injury attorney ASAP.

For decades, our team has handled medical malpractice cases of all shapes and sizes.

We’re detailed, responsive and relentless in our approach. You’re a real person with a real problem – not just a case number. We’ll treat you like a real person and fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

That’s one of the many reasons we’ve received multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell for client satisfaction. You’re in good hands with us.

And don’t worry about costs. We only get paid when YOU get paid.

How to get in touch with us

Call (901) 327-1212 TODAY for a FREE case evaluation. Or you can fill out the form to the right of this page to have someone from our office contact YOU.