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What are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

When people are sick or injured, they place their health and safety in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. In most cases, these individuals perform their job properly and contribute to the wellness of patients. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Healthcare professionals are human beings and as such, they are… Read More »

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Five Reasons to Hire a Knoxville Medical Malpractice Attorney

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

Many people think that medical malpractice is so traumatic that it rarely occurs. Sadly, this is not the case. Approximately one-third of doctors are sued by patients at some point in their careers, according to the American Medical Association. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be able to file… Read More »

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

When medical providers or facilities act negligently and patients become hurt, it may give rise to a medical malpractice claim. Through a successful claim, injured patients can obtain monetary compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and their other losses. Medical malpractice can happen in a number of ways. Below, our Knoxville medical malpractice… Read More »

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Can You Sue for a Birth Defect?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

Welcoming a new child into the family should be a joyous time. Unfortunately, birth injuries can occur and when they do, they are devastating. When doctors and other medical professionals are negligent and do not provide the proper care for newborns, it can have catastrophic results. Not only might the child be harmed, but… Read More »

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What Do You Have to Prove in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

When something goes wrong in a hospital, doctor’s office, or other medical clinic, the harm you suffer may be inconvenient and temporary. Other times, though, the damage can be life-threatening and in the worst of cases, victims of medical malpractice do not survive the event. If you or a loved one has been hurt… Read More »

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What is a Certificate of Good Faith in Medical Malpractice Cases?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

After visiting a doctor, medical clinic, or other healthcare facility, you expect to get better from the injury or illness you are suffering from. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Sometimes, this is due to the progression of the injury or illness itself. Other times, though, it is a matter of negligent medical staff… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice And Never Events

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

When you are sick or injured, you visit a doctor and rely on their competence and knowledge concerning your diagnosis and the treatment you receive. You expect them to make good decisions and to provide the best possible care for your situation. Doctors are only human, however. They make mistakes and sometimes, those errors… Read More »

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What is the Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages in Knoxville?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

Historically, Tennessee was one of a few states that did not place a cap on the damages, or compensation, available in medical malpractice cases. That changed in 2011, when lawmakers introduced a cap on the amount of damages a plaintiff could receive when they were harmed by medical negligence. These caps can make it… Read More »

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Are There Caps On Damages In Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases?

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

When health care providers make mistakes, the results can be deadly. A negative result from a diagnosis or test does not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. However, when a healthcare professional does not provide the high standard duty of care they owe to a patient, they may be liable for paying any damages that result… Read More »

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Were You A Victim Of Medical Malpractice? Here Are Five Signs

By Atkins Brezina, PLLC |

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 »

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