What Is Medical Malpractice?
As an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, I’ve seen many forms of this injury. Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional—including a doctor, surgeon, pharmacist, nurse, anesthesiologist, or hospital—fails to meet the standards of care.
Sadly, it is the third leading cause of death in America, after only heart attacks and cancer, and kills approximately 225,000 people each year.
In my thirty years of winning medical malpractice cases for my clients, the most common types I see are as follows:
- Misdiagnosis: failing to identify or misdiagnosing a condition, both of which can be deadly.
- Medication errors: administering the wrong medication or an improper dosage of the right medication.
- Anesthesia mistakes: over or under administration of anesthesia during a procedure.
- Surgical errors: mistakes made before or during surgery, such as damage to an organ or operating on the wrong part of the body.
- Birth injuries: injuries faced by an unborn fetus, baby, or mother due to a healthcare professional’s negligence.
As you can see, medical malpractice can have serious consequences, and legal action is often needed to help manage those consequences for its victims.
If any of the mistakes above have happened to you, or something similar, you may need a medical malpractice lawyer.
Even Good Doctors Make Mistakes.
Generally, people love their doctors. I love mine. We often think: well, she’s a healer. She went to school all these years and uses that knowledge to heal people. But we all make mistakes; we are all human.
So the question is: who pays? Our thinking is that the one who caused the injury should pay, not the one that’s suffering. Even if you love your doctor, you should consider filing a medical malpractice claim in order to get the compensation you need for further treatment to heal, or to recuperate lost wages if you were no longer able to work after your injury.
Talk to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer TN Trusts for FREE.
In Tennessee, there’s a one-year statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims. If any part of you is considering making a claim, don’t delay.
You can call me at (901) 327-2100 or contact me online today for a completely FREE evaluation of your case. We will carefully go through your situation and answer every question you have, and we can file your claim quickly.
If you’ve been injured because of medical malpractice, you deserve justice. Call us today to hear how we can help.