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Tennessee personal
injury law practice with
extensive statewide and
national experience on
cases ranging from
common automobile
accidents to class-action
prescription drug
800 S. Gay Street, Ste. 700
Knoxville, TN 37929
1626 Hollywood Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
731.664.9550 | 855.668.0007
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Because of the intense training and knowledge required to be a
physician, we all simply have to trust in the expertise and training of the
doctors that we rely on to diagnose and treat our ills.  This inability to
know for ourselves whether a diagnosis or treatment is proper or
improper is why there is a legal concept of "standard of care."  This is
quite simply what a reasonably competent physician, surgeon, or
healthcare practitioner is required to do under the circumstances involving
the diagnosis or treatment of a patient.  When this standard of care is not
adhered to and results in injury or further injury, then the responsible
medical practitioner can be said to be "negligent" in regard to the
accepted standard of care.  In other words, if you have a complaint and
they fail to take the proper tests, recommend incorrect treatment plans,
or prescribe inappropriate medication, they are negligent if most
competent physicians in your community would have routinely treated
your symptoms in the proper manner.

The potential for catastrophic injury or death in cases of negligent
healthcare is apparent.  However, on top of any injuries that are
sustained, victims and their families must also cope with costly medical
bills, lasting emotional pain, and loss of future income if the victim is
permanently disabled because of this improper treatment.  

Therefore, if a treating health care provider has proceeded in diagnosis
and treatment in a negligent manner, the proper course of action to
recoup as best you can what has been lost may be to file a medical
malpractice lawsuit.  When a health care provider's negligent actions
cause an injury to someone else but do not rise to the level of a crime,
they are said to be a civil matter (as opposed to a criminal matter), which
means that the issue will be judged in a court of law with regard to proper
compensation for the victim since monetary compensation is the only
thing aside from criminal penalties that can be awarded to the victim in
the legal system.  In extreme cases of negligence, the victim may seek
punitive damages to punish the negligent party and to deter others from
offering the same type of negligent healthcare.

We understand that your immediate goals after going through such
trauma are to get your medical bills covered, make sure you do not suffer
financially through lost wages or loss of earning capacity, and to make
sure that your insurance company will cover any future treatment that
relates to the injury you have sustained because of negligent healthcare.

Also, you should realize that your treating physician is not the only
individual that can be liable for medical malpractice. You may also have
received improper treatment from lab technicians, emergency medical
personnel, nurses, surgeons and physical therapists.

If you have sustained an injury as a result of medical negligence, give us
a call and we can help you weigh your options.  We are experienced in
determining whether malpractice has occurred by reviewing your medical
records and reviewing your case with reputable medical providers.  Our
fee comes from the compensation, settlement, or award we procure for
you, so we do not receive a fee unless and until you are compensated.

There are many types of medical malpractice  claims, but here are some

  • Mis-diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Wrongful death
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Birth trauma
  • Failure to detect diabetes
  • Developmental delay
  • Infections
  • Paralysis
  • Delayed cancer diagnosis
  • Fertility problems
  • Reduced usage of the arms and legs
  • Loss of sight
  • Loss of hearing
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Orthopedic surgical injuries
  • Unreasonable conduct by a health care provider
  • Neglecting a patient and nursing home abuse
  • Blood clot mismanagement
  • Other dangerous treatment practices.
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