On August 18, 2010, $30 million was awarded against Allenbrooke Nursing, a local Memphis nursing home for medical malpractice.  Martha Jane Pierce, a resident at the nursing home died due to the poor care and neglect received at the nursing home. The deceased victim was living in the nursing home with her husband during her early eighties. She developed pressure sores on her right foot that went to her bone which was left untreated and neglected by the nursing home staff. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pierce’s sores become infected with fecal bugs which required amputating her leg for treatment. Mrs. Pierce died two months later, and her family filed a formal lawsuit against the nursing home for medical malpractice. Patients are injured far too often at the hands of medical professionals. Thankfully there are those who strive to pursue justice and accountability for medical malpractice. If you or a loved one are in need of legal representation and support, contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Memphis TN who can serve victims of medical malpractice and their families. 

Unfortunately, Mrs. Pierce’s story is one of many who have suffered from neglect. Medical malpractice can be experienced in nursing homes just as it did with Martha. If she had been treated sooner and received the proper medical care she may not have had an infection, lost her leg, and eventually her life. If a patient’s basic needs are not being met, their doctor, nurse, or medical staff denying their care may be grounds for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can sometimes be difficult to prove depending on the situation. If a patient or their loved one is suspicious of medical malpractice taking place, they should contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Building a case, and carefully gathering evidence can help prove medical malpractice, hold the guilty party accountable, and produce compensation for the injured or neglected patient. If individuals wait too long to pursue justice and report suspicious behavior, attorneys may have difficulty proving medical malpractice.

For those who have been mistreated, injured, or neglected by a medical professional, compensation for damages can greatly help their recovery. Fighting for compensation may feel like an uphill climb, but thankfully an experienced medical malpractice lawyer will be with you every step of the way, fighting with you. The attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates work hard so that their clients can focus on what is truly important, their health and recovery. Compensation for damages may include medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of job, as well as emotional, physical and mental pain. 

Patients should be able to trust their doctors, nurses, surgeons, nursing home workers, and other professional medical staff members. When harm, injury and neglect take place patients have the right to pursue justice and accountability. Patients should speak up and report not only for themselves but for other patients that may suffer due to a medical professional’s malpractice. If you or a loved one have experienced medical malpractice and are desiring legal action, contact a medical malpractice lawyer today.