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Doctors, chiropractors, and pharmacists make mistakes. Nurses do as well. Hospitals fail to adequately care for their patients. They all fail to follow the basic principles that are required in the health care industry. Failing to follow these basic rules of the road causes injury to real people. Diseases are misdiagnosed, patients are neglected, test results misread. People can and unfortunately do die. We have made a commitment to help those who have been injured by medical malpractice. We will devote our time, resources and energy to fighting for you, including for Memphis medical malpracticeTennessee medical malpractice, Kentucky medical malpractice, Arkansas medical malpractice and Mississippi medical malpractice.

What is medical malpractice?

While the definition may vary from state to state, in general medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries. In Tennessee, you must show

  • The standard of care in the medical profession, and the specialty practiced by the person or company you sued, in your community or in a similar community.
  • The health care provider breached his or her duty to you, in that they failed to comply with that professional standard in your community.
  • You were injured.
  • Your injuries were proximately or directly caused by the breach of the health care provider

There can be numerous types of medical malpractice, including:

  • Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition
  • Failure to provide timely and proper treatment
  • A lack of your informed consent for an operation or surgical procedure
  • Failure to perform surgical techniques correctly
  • Failure to monitor a patient after surgery
  • Prescription errors
  • Mistakes in the administration of anesthesia
  • Failure of nursing staff to provide proper care

Medical Malpractice Time Limits Exist

Again, while it will vary from state to state, you must file your lawsuit within a set period of time. For example in Tennessee, you only have 1 year from the date of injury to file a medical malpractice claim.

What are the indications that medical malpractice has occurred?

Most potential cases of medical malpractice are easily recognizable by patients and their families. If you notice a dramatically different or unexpected result from treatment or surgery (such as serious brain injury, paralysis, loss of organ function, or death), you should consider asking an attorney to review your case for you. Pay particular attention to comments made by doctors, nurses or administrators following the procedure. Sometimes a nurse or doctor will later comment on the methods or work of your care provider. These statements are also strong indicators of medical malpractice and should urge you to schedule a consultation with a competent lawyer.

What are Medical Malpractice Damages?

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, pharmacist, hospital or other health care provider in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas or Mississippi, you could be entitled to the following damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and future pain
  • Emotional suffering and future suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and future loss of enjoyment of life

In the tragic case of the death of a loved one, additional recovery is possible for

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages from the time of injury to death
  • Lost future earnings of the deceased
  • Loss of companionship for certain immediate family members

Our Medical Malpractice Experience

Members of our medical malpractice team are experienced in medical malpractice claims. Attorneys in our firm have handled medical malpractice cases for decades, and we will utilize our experience and use qualified experts to fight for our clients and their families. We use our hard work, dedication, and resources to fight for justice for our clients and get our clients the compensation they deserve.

How can I determine if medical malpractice has been committed?

The complexity of the medical and legal questions makes it extremely difficult for patients or relatives of an injured patient to determine on their own whether or not suspected medical malpractice has in fact, and in the eyes of the law, occurred.  If you suspect medical malpractice has occurred, you are welcome to contact our team of attorneys today for a free initial consultation at 1-800-632-1404.

No Recovery, No Fee in Medical Malpractice Cases

We take cases on a contingent basis, meaning that there is generally no cost to you unless we are able to recover a settlement or judgment on your behalf. We also front all litigation costs, meaning you need no money down to hire us as your attorneys.Litigation costs can include filing fees, court reporter fees for deposition, copying costs, experts, and travel. If you recover via trial or settlement, we are reimbursed our fronting of litigation costs out of any damages you are awarded. The actual percentage agreement between our firm and our clients may differ depending on each case. We invite you to contact us to discuss in more detail how we can help you, but please remember if there is no recovery, there is no fee.

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The authors practice in the Mid South and Metropolitan Memphis area, and also review medical malpractice cases in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi, where members of our team are licensed.

Some cities covered in our wide range of practice include Memphis (TN), Cordova (TN), Bartlett (TN), Collerville (TN), Millington (TN), Covington (TN), Somerville (TN), Ripley (TN), Dyersburg (TN), Tiptonville (TN), Union City (TN), Dresden (TN), Humboldt (TN), Milan (TN), Trenton (TN), Alamo (TN), Brownsville (TN), Jackson (TN), Bolivar (TN), Henderson (TN), Lexington (TN), Selmer (TN), Savannah (TN), Parsons (TN), McKenzie (TN), Huntingdon (TN), Paris (TN), West Memphis (AR), Marion (AR), Southhaven (MS), Olive Branch (MS), Hernando (MS), Horn Lake (MS), and Senatobia (MS). This also includes the following counties: SHelby (TN), Tipton (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Dyer (TN), Lake (TN), Obion (TN), Gibson (TN) Crockett (TN), Haywood (TN), Fayette (TN), Hardeman (TN), Madison (TN) Henderson (TN), Carroll (TN), HHenry (TN), Benton (TN), Chester (TN), Decatur (TN), McNairy (TN), Hardin (TN) Perry (TN), Tunica (MS), Desoto (MS), Tate (MS), Marshall (MS), Lafayette (MS), Crittendon (AR), Mississippi (AR), Poinsett (AR), Craighead (AR), Cross (AR), St. Francis (AR), Lee (AR), Phillips (AR). Even if you are outside of these areas, we may still be able to help, so please contact us today, as our attorneys are licensed in numerous state courts and federal courts, and can still assist in finding you an attorney to help you with your needs.