Category Archives: Medical Malpractice
When you visit a doctor’s office, hospital, or other healthcare facility, you expect to receive the highest quality of care to treat your injury or illness. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, though, are human and can make mistakes just like anyone else. When a healthcare professional acts negligently and does not provide the… Read More »
When our loved ones move into a nursing home or assisted living center, we expect that their nutritional, dietary, and medical needs will be met. Nursing homes have trained professionals that must follow countless federal regulations for long-term care facilities, after all. While some potential issues and complications are to be expected, preventable conditions… Read More »
If an adult suffers some type of medical harm or injury due to a provider’s negligence, legal recourse is possible and the patient has every right to be upset. Understandably, a person may be even more upset if the health care negligence involved their child. Unfortunately, pediatric malpractice can happen, and when it does,… Read More »
A referral to a physical therapist usually means a patient is recovering and on their way toward better use and range of motion in their bodies. Nobody expects mistakes or injuries to occur during the physical therapy process. However, incidents can still occur in which some type of mistake or negligence leads to a… Read More »
Cancer is one of the hardest diagnoses a patient can ever receive. Unfortunately, over 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the CDC, meaning the illness is not as rare as we might think it is. However, a cancer diagnosis is not as grim as it used to be. Thanks… Read More »
If you or a loved one have suffered any type of injury, illness, or setback following a medical visit that was supposed to make you feel better, you are not alone. Thousands of claims involving medical malpractice are filed each year in Tennessee, resulting in over $80 million in paid damages via court judgments,… Read More »
Medical Malpractice And Medical Device Failure: What Is The Difference, And What Are Your Legal Rights In Each Scenario?
Unfortunately it is not rare for someone to experience adverse health effects after a medical procedure, hospital visit, or implantation of a device designed to improve one’s health long-term. Tennessee sees almost 2,000 health care liability claims filed each year, each alleging some type of negligence by a medical provider. At times, it may… Read More »
Elder abuse is a persistent problem across the United States and Tennessee, with much of that taking place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The statistics are sobering: 10% of older Americans are subject to abuse or neglect each year, according to the Department of Justice. Sadly, Tennessee ranks near the bottom of… Read More »
“Comparative Negligence” In Tennessee Medical Malpractice: Can A Patient Be Partly At Fault In A Health Care Negligence Claim?
You may already be familiar with the concept of medical malpractice, and when a doctor or other healthcare provider may be responsible – professionally and financially – for an injury caused by negligence. The trickier issues in these cases typically include how a medical injury was caused, and at times whether the patient may… Read More »
Medical malpractice lawsuits – known as health care liability actions in Tennessee – allege that a health care provider caused an injury related to health care services (or failed to act in some way when providing a health care service). The term “health care provider” includes doctors, hospitals, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacy… Read More »