The United States can be understandably proud of its health care system, the best in the world. Medical professionals save many lives each year, from nurses to surgeons, and our hospitals are equipped with the finest equipment known on the planet.
But, when mistakes are made in a Tennessee medical facility, lives can be shattered, families torn apart, and finances depleted. And mistakes are made every day. When they are, the law calls it medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, in general, can be said to have happened when a doctor or other health care provider is negligent in some way, and a patient is damaged or harmed.
Negligence and Medical Malpractice
It is important to understand that, for a medical malpractice lawsuit to be successful, negligence must be proved. For example, just because a heart surgery does not have the anticipated results doesn't mean negligence has occurred. It is best to consult an attorney if you have any doubts about negligence.
Here are the top reasons Tennessee medical malpractice negligence lawsuits are filed:
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice claims are made for many reasons, but the following are the most likely to end in legal action:
While we all hope that our medical care is safe and effective, everyone is human and humans make mistakes. When these mistakes are made, our lives can be turned upside down.
The Tennessee lawyers with Bailey & Greer can provide you with the expert and personal legal team you need if you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of medical professionals. Call today to request a free initial consultation. We can be reached toll free at 888-470-9143. At Bailey & Greer, we are small enough to care, big enough to fight, and experienced enough to win.
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