Knoxville Medical Malpractice
Have you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice? Doctors, chiropractors, dentists, psychiatrists, and other medical providers see hundreds to thousands of patients each year, and sometimes they, just like everyone else, make mistakes. Unfortunately, when a medical provider makes a mistake it can cause serious injury or even loss of life to the patient. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice or if you have lost a loved one due to medical negligence, call our Knoxville medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your legal rights under Tennessee’s medical malpractice statute. NST is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, and we take pride in providing compassionate care to help clients through difficult times in their lives.Bringing a “Med Mal” Claim Against a Medical Provider
Medical malpractice is also referred to as “med mal” or health care liability, and injuries can occur in a number of ways, including:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescription errors
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries (including Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy)
In the course of your treatment, you may have been wrongfully diagnosed or the doctor may have failed to diagnose a condition at all, which can be common for cancer patients. You may have been administered the wrong dosage of a medication or the wrong medication altogether, resulting in serious side effects. A physician may have committed an error during surgery or performed an unnecessary surgery, causing permanent injury. If you have suffered harm in any of these situations, then you may have grounds to pursue a claim with the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer in Knoxville and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life caused by this incident.
Tennessee, like most states, has enacted specific legislation to address the significant number of claims brought against health care providers. Generally, a medical malpractice claimant will need to prove that the medical provider breached the standard of care while he or she was being treated or diagnosed and that this breach resulted in injury and loss. The Tennessee Health Care Liability Act sets forth the notice and evidentiary requirements that must be met before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed, with the most stringent requirement being that all medical records must be reviewed by a medical expert prior to filing suit.
If you feel that you have received sub-standard medical care, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in the Knoxville area as soon as possible. Under Tennessee law, you only have one year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. This one-year clock may begin running from the either the date of your injury or the date you learned of or should have learned of the medical mistake. As you can see, time is of the essence. An attorney will need to perform a thorough review of your medical records and consult with a medical expert before suit can be filed, so he or she will need time to sufficiently review records and consult with experts as needed.Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Claim with a Knoxville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have suffered injury at the hands of a medical provider or hospital, contact our office today for a free consultation. NST brings more than 25 years of experience to the table, and we are not afraid to go head to head with hospitals, nursing homes, or other health care facilities as we fight to get you maximum recovery for your injuries and losses. We represent medical malpractice victims all across the State of Tennessee, including the greater Knoxville area, Alcoa, Maryville, Sevierville, Farragut, Oak Ridge, and more. Call us toll-free now at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with one of our medical negligence or nursing home abuse lawyers. NST is the way to go.