It’s all about what’s called the standard of care. All right: Did the doctor conform with the standard of care? Which is just basically, a rule, what a reasonable doctor would do under the circumstances. Now you and I know things like the standard of care for driving a car. We know that you can’t run a stop sign or a red light. We know things like that. We don’t understand it when it’s in medical terms. So we have to get somebody who does.
That’s expensive. So when I’m evaluating a medical malpractice case, I’m going to contact a doctor, I’m going to have him evaluate the case, review the file, and tell me whether or not the standard of care has been violated.
Under our rules, I can’t even bring a case until I have gone to such a doctor and have been told by a doctor that, yes, this appears to be a meritorious case.
But these are hard cases. They’re expensive cases. The damages have to be severe. We simply are not … we don’t have the resources nor the inclination to pursue small or borderline malpractice cases. The standard is high. You have to have a very strong case of both liability and damages.
So, if you do have such a case, give us a call. We certainly handle a lot of medical malpractice. We have in-house nurses. We’ve been handling these kinds of cases for thirty plus years. You can reach us at 901-680-9777 or baileygreer.com.
As founder of Bailey & Greer, R. Sadler Bailey has battled his fair share of insurance giants and wrongdoers and has achieved numerous multimillion-dollar results for the victims of catastrophic injuries and their families. What’s more, he has been involved in more than 40 appellate court decisions affecting Tennessee personal injury law, including many landmark appearances before the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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