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Personal Injury / 10.01.2023

How to Prove Medical Malpractice in Tennessee?

Obtaining Compensation If You Are Injured Due to Medical Malpractice

When a doctor or nurse’s negligence causes you harm, you deserve compensation. However, proving medical malpractice can be challenging without the help of an attorney. If you believe that you suffered an adverse health condition due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you need to act fast to protect your rights. 

At Herbert & Lux, our personal injury lawyers will help provide you with the resources and legal counsel you need to make informed decisions about your case. We represent individuals who have sustained harm as a result of medical malpractice throughout Tennessee. Contact our office today to book your free, no-obligation case evaluation. 

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, resulting in harm to a patient. A medical malpractice claim may be brought against the actual provider that caused your injury or the hospital where it occurred. In some cases, you may have a valid claim against both parties. 

How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?

Proving medical malpractice can be challenging without the help of a qualified lawyer. You must show that the doctor or nurse deviated from a reasonable standard of care, causing you injury. Many medical procedures come with a certain degree of risk. Normal complications from a medical procedure are not usually grounds for medical malpractice. Therefore it is critical to consult with an attorney to determine if you have a valid claim. 

If you believe that your healthcare provider failed to provide you with a reasonable standard of care, resulting in harm, you will want to keep all of your medical records. The more evidence you can provide, the stronger your case will be.

What Are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice claims may involve a number of different things. In some instances, there may be one or more parties that can be held liable, and there may be one or more underlying causes.

Common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose (missed diagnosis)
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescription errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to monitor
  • Failure to order treatment
  • Lack of consent

A number of things may be considered medical malpractice. To determine if your injury was related to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you need to speak with an attorney. Suing for medical malpractice can be difficult, but an attorney can walk you through the process. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake or wrongdoing. Medical malpractice can cause irreparable harm. Get the help you need now. 

Did You Suffer Medical Malpractice? Contact Our Office. 

Did you suffer harm from medical malpractice in Tennessee? Our lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Damages in a medical malpractice case may include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. You should not have to settle for less than your case is worth. 
It is important to know that you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation.

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