Hiring a Nashville Medical Negligence Attorney to Handle your Case
When an injury occurs as a result of Medical Negligence, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced Nashville Medical Malpractice Attorney who has the qualifications to take your case to trial if necessary.
Becoming the victim of medical negligence can cause life-long injuries or even death to the patient. In a study by Johns Hopkins University in 2016, it showed that Medical Malpractice has risen to become the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.
Medical Malpractice lawsuits can be extremely complex and nearly impossible to handle without legal representation.
If you were hurt because of a medical error, our attorneys may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital, nurse, doctor, or health care provider who caused the accident.
The Roth Firm Attorneys are dedicated to helping each client receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
It is our goal to help our clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation during the settlement process, and we commit our time to making the case progress as quickly as possible.
When a medical error occurs as a result of negligence, you should not have to suffer a financial burden on top of the injuries that you sustained.
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Medical Malpractice only occurs when an institution or medical professional acts negligently, causing the patient to suffer an injury, illness, or even death.
Negligence can be the result of several factors, such as:
1. A Violation of the Standard of Care: The standard of care in a medical malpractice case refers to the care a reasonable health care professional would provide under similar conditions.
To determine negligence, it must be proven that the standard of care was not upheld.
2. An Injury was caused by Negligence: The medical expert not only has to violate the standard of care, but an injury also has to occur.
3. The Injury Caused Significant Damages: Medical malpractice lawsuits are among some of the most expensive cases to litigate. This is because they require the testimony of various experts and countless hours of deposition before coming to a settlement.
For a case to even be recognized, the attorney of the injured party must prove that significant damages directly resulted from the medical professional or establishment's negligent actions and failure to uphold the standard of care.
If the damages were too minor, the cost to pursue a claim may not exceed the potential recovery.
When pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit, it must be proven that:
- the patient has a disability
- there was a loss of income
- the patient or family incurred significant past and future medical expenses.
When all three of these provisions are met, you then have a legal right to pursue compensation for the injuries that were suffered.
Delayed or missed diagnoses is a major form of medical malpractice.
When a condition is misdiagnosed by a medical specialist, or there is a failure to diagnose a condition, the patient may not receive the necessary treatment opportunities that could have prevented them injury or harm.
When a patient is misdiagnosed, they could be given the wrong medications that do not suit their particular condition or illness.
In order to prove that you were misdiagnosed, your attorney will need to prove how a competent doctor would have been able to diagnose you properly.
Errors with Medications are a common form of negligence, and they can occur in many different ways:
A Doctor can:
- Inappropriately deliver a drug
- Provide the wrong dosage of medication
- Prescribe the improper drug
- Prescribe a drug the patient is allergic
- Fail to notice potential drug contraindication
There are many injuries that can occur during pregnancy or childbirth.
Some injuries are severe and cause a lifetime of suffering on behalf of both the parents and child, some cases include:
- fractured or broken bones
- seizure disorders
- cerebral palsy
If a medical professional causes any of the above-mentioned conditions or fails to treat a particular condition, medical malpractice may be proven.
Minor errors by an anesthesiologist can result in a life-long injury or death.
Some common causes for anesthesia mistakes include:
- giving the patient too much anesthesia
- failure to observe a patient's vital signs
- failure to notify the patient of necessary preoperative procedures
- failure to know the patient's medical history
When a surgeon makes a mistake on the operating table, the results can be devastating.
Typical surgical errors include:
- puncturing an organ or blood vessel
- Leaving surgical equipment inside a body cavity
- operating on the wrong body part
If you are the victim of a medical error and believe it was caused by negligence, it is important to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney.
Because of the complexity of medical malpractice lawsuits, it can be nearly impossible to obtain compensation without the help of an attorney.
Attempting to handle a claim without legal help, could result in you loses the only opportunity you have for compensation.
Medical institutions almost always have a team of attorneys who are committed to defending their establishment at any cost, making it that much more difficult for you to file a lawsuit.
With the help of an attorney who has experience with medical malpractice lawsuits, you will have a significantly better chance at receiving an agreeable settlement.
Why you should Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Knowledge of the Law
To file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit, it will require and extensive knowledge of the law as well as medicine.
Although you attorney may not also be a Doctor, they will have the knowledge required to perform a thorough investigation and obtain evidence to win your case.
It is an attorney's job to prove that the injuries and damages that you suffered were a direct result of the medical error.
Expert witness testimonial will need to be gathered from the medical field to speak on your behalf.
It is much easier for a lawyer to have access to a qualified medical expert who will testify on your behalf. Also, your attorney will ensure the proper documentation of your injury is provided.
Time is not on your Side
Trying to handle a lawsuit on you own may leave you without enough time to collect the evidence that is needed within the Statue of Limitations.
When you hire an attorney to handle your lawsuit, they will ensure your paperwork is completed in a timely manner, as well as make sure the medical documentation is completed accurately.
You will only have one chance at receiving the compensation that you deserve, do not let time be the reason you do not get the settlement that is owed to you.
Once we decide to accept your case, our lawyers will devote their resources and time to helping you obtain the best possible settlement.
This is one reason why the Roth Firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in Negligence Cases.
If you are looking for an attorney who has experience and is dedicated to your case, then you are in the right place.
If you would like to see if you have a case, our Nashville Medical Malpractice Attorneys will speak with you for free. Click below for a free consultation.