Why Hospitals Need Interpreters for Deaf Patients
A recent lawsuit illustrates why hospitals and doctors who treat deaf patients need to ensure proper communications between health providers and patients. The lawsuit was filed in federal court against Parkwest Hospital and Covenant Health, which are both located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The lawsuit claims that a deaf patient’s leg was partially amputated improperly, and…Read More
Medical Liability for a Delayed Diagnosis or Treatment
Doctors need to order the correct medical tests at the correct time. If a diagnosis is delayed, then a patient’s condition can worsen. Some patients may die due to a delayed diagnosis. For other patients, the delay in the diagnosis often directly affects whether the patient’s illness can be cured or treated. When doctors delay…Read More
Can You Sue If You’re Injured by Someone Saving Your Life?
Imagine yourself at your favorite restaurant, eating your favorite meal. In the middle of the meal, you begin to choke, and a person from another table administers the Heimlich maneuver. In the process of stopping you from choking, you develop a blood clot that nearly costs you your life. These blood clots are rare, but…Read More
Jury Awards More than $1 Million Verdict to Bailey & Greer Client in Medical Malpractice Case
On January 27, 2018, after a one week trial, a Rutherford County jury returned a verdict for $1,062,432.23 against Dr. Mason W. Mandy. The jury also found that Dr. Mandy should pay punitive damages, which is a special type of award meant to punish wrongdoers for particularly egregious behavior. In this case, the jury found…Read More
How long do I have to file my medical malpractice case in Tennessee?
As with most aspects of the law, this very simple question, “How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Tennessee?” can be quite complicated to answer. If you think you or a loved one may be the victim of a medical malpractice, the best advice we can give is that you…Read More
Jury Awards $44 Million for Brain Injury Medical Malpractice Verdict
A jury in Philadelphia awarded $44.1 million to Andrea Tate, a patient who suffered a brain bleed while being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to a story in the Legal Intelligencer. In the case of Tate vs. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the jury, who deliberated over two days,…Read More
Risk Factors for Birth Injuries in Tennessee Childbirth
We always want our pregnancies to go smoothly and end in a trouble-free delivery. Most of the time, this is exactly what happens. But nothing in life is completely safe, and sometimes Tennessee deliveries result in birth injuries . In just about every case, the baby, even when injured, will recover quickly and won’t suffer…Read More
What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Tennessee Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Calculating the statute of limitations for a Tennessee medical malpractice case can be very complicated, depending on the nature of the injury, injured party, and other factors. There are also procedural hurdles that must be followed before a lawsuit can be filed. For anyone who suspects they were injured by malpractice, the best practice is…Read More
Can I File a Case Against the Anesthesiologist in Memphis?
Anesthesia is a wonderful tool that allows medical professionals to perform life-saving and life-enhancing procedures that would otherwise be impossible. However, use of anesthesia requires constant monitoring, as well as clear communication with the surgical team and a thorough review of the patient’s medical history in order to avoid dangerous drug-related errors. When these errors…Read More
Everything You Need To Know About Medical Malpractice in Memphis
When it comes to your surgeon or doctor, a malpractice lawsuit can be appropriate if he or she has been negligent in your care and that negligence results in injury. Medical negligence claims help patients and their families receive compensation for medical, physical, financial and emotional damages caused by a doctor’s error. Through our wealth…Read More