When Healing Turns To Hurt
Holding doctors, hospitals and health care professionals accountable for their mistakes is at the heart of medical malpractice claims. If your physician misdiagnosed your illness or failed to diagnose an illness, it can be a fatal error.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider does not act in a manner consistent with a similarly situated professional and you are harmed because of it. If another doctor in the same specialty would have treated you differently to make you better or to avoid making you worse, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
You Have A Right To Recover For Medical Negligence
Medical errors can make you sicker than you were before you went to see a doctor or health care professional. In some cases, a surgeon’s mistake is immediately obvious, but in other cases, patients may have lingering pain or disability and continue to feel sick.
Our medical malpractice lawyers hold doctors responsible for the following mistakes:
- Performing surgery on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Leaving surgical equipment in a patient
- Improper anesthesia causing neck or spine trauma
- Careless transport by nurses and physicians’ assistants
In many instances, you have many more treatment options during the early stages of disease. Cancer can often be controlled when it is localized, but once the tumors have spread to organs throughout the body, it can become fatal.
Early intervention can save heart tissue during cardiac arrest and brain cells during stroke. Misdiagnosis of cancers and other diseases can diminish your quality of life and shorten your life span.
We help you recover damages for these injuries. At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., our experienced team is dedicated to helping patients in West Knoxville who have been injured by health care professional negligence.
Drawing on our decades of combined experience, our attorneys help you recover compensation for errors your doctor, nurse, clinical negligence, lab or other medical corporation made during your treatment.
As soon as you think a health care professional made a medical mistake, it is in your best interest to contact a lawyer right away. Tennessee law imposes a one-year statute of limitation from the date the medical malpractice occurred or from the date you discovered the problem. If you miss the filing deadline, you may not be able to recover compensation for your injury.
Call To Discuss Your Options During A Consultation
For more information about medical malpractice in Tennessee, call The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., at 865-888-5472 to schedule a initial consultation. You may also email our office. Located in West Knoxville, we serve clients throughout east Tennessee on a contingency fee basis.