Category Archives: Medical Malpractice
Were You A Victim Of Medical Malpractice? Here Are Five Signs
When you are sick or injured, you may visit a hospital or your family doctor to receive treatment. You hope the treatment you receive will allow you to make a full recovery, but this does not always happen. When medical malpractice occurs, patients suffer even more harm than the original illness or injury caused… Read More »
What Is The Statute Of Limitations On Medical Malpractice Claims?
Just like every other state, Tennessee imposes a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. This is the amount of time you have to file your claim. If you do not file your claim within this time limit, you will lose any right to file a claim. Once the statute of limitations expires, the… Read More »
Two Important Requirements For Medical Malpractice Cases In Tennessee
People trust their doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standard of care that will not cause them to suffer further injury. While most healthcare providers in Tennessee do just that, sometimes these professionals act negligently. When they do, patients suffer some of the most serious injuries. If you have been hurt,… Read More »
Does Tennessee Law Cap Compensation In Medical Malpractice Cases?
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 »
What Are The Signs Of Malnutrition And Dehydration In A Nursing Home?
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 »
What To Know About Pediatric Malpractice
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 »
Can A Physical Therapist Commit Medical Malpractice Under Tennessee Law?
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 »
When Can A Cancer Misdiagnosis Be Medical Malpractice?
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 »
Trial Vs. Settlement In Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases: Knowing How To Choose Your Options
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 »