Jonesboro Medical Malpractice
Health Care Negligence Lawyers Representing Injured Victims in Jonesboro
Hospitals, doctors, and nurses all play large roles in our lives. From birth until death, these professionals and institutions are tasked with caring for us when we need them the most. We place our trust in them. Unfortunately, doctors are susceptible to negligence and mistakes. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to the use the appropriate standard of care in treating a patient. If you or a loved one has suffered from a healthcare professional’s negligence, the Jonesboro medical malpractice attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are available to speak with you today and discuss your legal options. We are a large regional law firm dedicated to helping innocent victims, and we have multiple Arkansas offices to serve your legal needs.
Asserting a Medical Malpractice Claim Under Arkansas Law
Healthcare malpractice claims take many different forms and could occur under the hands of a number of different medical professionals in Jonesboro or Craighead County. Common forms of medical negligence are as follows:
- Medical negligence during childbirth – such as Cerebral Palsy or other birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis – when doctors diagnose you with the incorrect medical condition
- Surgical errors – such as operating on the wrong limb or body part or leaving foreign objects in your body
- Anesthesia errors – such as administering too much anesthesia or the incorrect drug
- Medication errors – prescribing the wrong medication or a medication the patient is allergic to
- Failure to diagnose – when doctors fails to connect the dots between your symptoms and a medical condition, which results in no action being taken
Recovery under Arkansas medical malpractice claims all revolve around whether the medical professional breached his or her standard of care while providing health-related services to you. To prove the applicable standard of care, you may look to the locality at which the treatment was provided or other similar localities across the state. Moreover, the standard of care could depend on factors such as your gender, age, and medical conditions.
Medical malpractice claims are multifaceted and generally require an in-depth understanding of complex facts and medicine. In most cases, medical experts are used to prove or disprove an alleged medical malpractice. Handling personal injury cases for more than 30 years in the Jonesboro area, our medical malpractice lawyers have access to qualified experts and possess the resources to consult with and retain experts to review medical records and testify on your behalf. Hiring the right experts can make a significant difference in your case, as doctors and hospitals will be able to hire their own experts to testify against yours.
Once liability has been established, you will then have to put on proof of the damages you sustained as a result of the negligence. Injured parties are able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the tangible losses you sustained such as medical bills, surgery costs, and lost wages. Non-economic damages are composed of your intangible loses such as your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. As one of the largest personal injury firms in the region, we have the resources to effectively develop the damages portion of the case by locating and consulting with experts and economists to substantiate your losses. Compensation may differ in a wrongful death case, as future losses and loss of consortium could be obtained.
Speak with a Jonesboro Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
No one ever expects to be injured by a medical professional. After all, we go to them to cure us of any medical conditions we have. However, if you suspect your doctor provided poor medical care which caused you to suffer unnecessary harm, our legal team is ready to start fighting for you to recover compensation for medical bills and other losses you have sustained. We represent medical negligence victims all throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Call us toll-free now at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form for a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Jonesboro. NST is the way to go.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.