People put their trust in the hands of doctors every day. While most appointments pass without incident, even a small medical mishap can leave a patient with a lifetime of pain and suffering. Jungers Law Firm is here to protect your rights and get you the financial compensation you deserve in the event of medical malpractice.
The core issue in a medical malpractice case is the standard of care. Medical professionals are entitled to some amount of leeway in their decisions. The question is whether the care they provide is reasonable. If it isn’t, it’s malpractice.
A medical malpractice attorney in Nashville must prove three elements to win a case:
Proximate harm requires that the patient would not have their injuries if not for the duty violation. All three elements are highly contingent on case details, including the location, patient age, and medical history. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Nashville can help you determine if you have grounds for a malpractice case. Call today.
The difference between medical negligence and medical malpractice is intent. In medical negligence, the harm is unintentional. In malpractice, the doctor or health care professional is aware of the risk and proceeds anyway.
Some examples of medical malpractice cases include:
Some examples of medical negligence cases include:
Medical malpractice cases come in two forms: omission and commission. Omission occurs when the doctor didn’t do something a reasonable doctor would’ve done. For example, they may forget to recommend that a patient sees a specialist or fail to perform a diagnostic exam.
Commission cases cover errors that a reasonable doctor wouldn’t make. For example, a well-trained doctor wouldn't amputate an entire arm for a finger injury. Commission cases apply to disease, illness, and injury treatments.
In Tennessee, medical malpractice cases have a statute of limitations of one year from the date of discovery or three years from the incident. At Jungers Law Firm, we’re experienced handling all manner of medical malpractice cases and can help ensure you receive compensation for damage for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning potential, and medical bills.
Under Tennessee law, non-economic damages are capped, which applies to intangible losses like reduced life satisfaction. Most cases peak at $750,000, though there are exceptions up to $1 million for “catastrophic injury.” The state does not cap economic damages for lost wages or future loss of earnings.
Make sure no one else goes through what you did with the help of our medical malpractice attorneys in Nashville. Our legal experts will ensure you get justice and your day in court. Give us a call to set up a consultation.