Defined as a medical professional that neglectfully omits adequate treatment to a patient, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional breaches a standard of care which results in injury or damage to a patient.
According to the U.S. Institute of Medicine, approximately 98,000 patients each year die as a result of medical errors in hospitals. However, despite this staggering figure, only 13 percent of patients who suffer a serious injury from medical negligence will file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a surgery or procedure that has gone wrong, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained - which can include reimbursement for lost income due to an inability to work, associated medical costs, outpatient treatment expenses and pain and suffering.
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Types of Medical Malpractice
It is important to note that medical malpractice is not just limited to surgeons and general physicians. Any member of a healthcare facility can be the source of an injury-causing medical error.
Some of these professionals may include (but are not limited to):
- Orthopedic Surgeons
- Elective or cosmetic surgeons
- Nursing home care givers
Due to the sheer scope of healthcare malpractice, it is generally a wise choice to consult a skilled attorney to have them review the details of your case to determine if you may be eligible for compensation.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Injuries
An injured patient may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.
Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice claims include:
- Failure or wrong diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Improper treatment of an illness
- Dental malpractice
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Surgical errors
- Psychiatric mistakes
- The use of a wrong medication or improper administration of medication
- Incorrect use of a medical device
- Birth injuries
- Unnecessary surgeries
In order to be awarded compensation for your losses, you must show proof of negligence on behalf of the medical professionals caring for you.
The experienced Tennessee medical malpractice attorney here at Greg Coleman Law has the knowledge and resources to successfully prepare and present the facts of your case - to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Tennessee Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
An important step towards full recovery after suffering from medical negligence is to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence in Tennessee, it is important to have an experienced Tennessee medical malpractice attorney by your side.
With our main office being centrally located in Knoxville, our attorneys have proudly served the residents of Knox County and beyond for decades and are licensed to practice law across the entire state of Tennessee.
We have won over $180 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and have a hard-won reputation of fighting for individuals - not large firms and corporations - and will fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits.
To find out more, please contact us on 1-800-HURT-NOW (1-800-487-8669) and a member from our intake staff will quickly collect some informaton about your case, and then refer you to one of our attorneys - it's that easy.
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