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What is a Tennessee Medical Malpractice Claim?

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In the state of Tennessee, medical malpractice makes up a small portion of the lawsuits filed every day. While the numbers may be small, Medical Malpractice claims are some of the most complex and heavily litigated claims. These claims can involve a surgical error, wrongful diagnoses, doctor or nurse negligence, negligent post-operative care, or even leaving a foreign object in a patient.

Steps to Take

If you or a loved one believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should be aware of the following:

  • Medical Malpractice claims occur when a doctor, nurse, hospital staff member, or medical provider breaches the medical standard of care that is expected of such individuals in similar positions or circumstances. A patient deserves a certain standard of care and when this standard is breached then he/she may have a claim for Medical Malpractice.
  • In the State of Tennessee, you have a one-year statute of limitations. You have one year from the date of the malpractice or one year from the discovery of the alleged malpractice to file a lawsuit or your claim will be barred. Because of the complexity of Medical Malpractice claims in Tennessee, we recommend you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to review and investigate your claim. These claims almost always take a great deal of time to properly investigate, so time is of the essence.
  • If you believe you have a malpractice claim, you should obtain all relevant medical records related to the matter or immediately consult with an attorney who can assist you in obtaining such documents.
  • Many times, individuals believe there has been medical negligence, when in fact while the care rendered may have been questionable, such actions did not amount to medical negligence. Once again, the importance of contacting an experienced Tennessee Medical Negligence Attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm for a free and confidential case evaluation is vital.

How Chiozza Can Help

Not only can medical negligence claims be complex and time-consuming, but they are also very expensive to litigate. It is important that all clients at The Chiozza Law Firm know that our malpractice lawyers handle malpractice claims on a contingency basis with the guarantee that we only recover a fee if we are successful in pursuing your claim. If we don’t make a recovery in your case, then you owe us nothing. We also pay all expenses related to your claim so that you are guaranteed to never pay any money out of your own pocket.

To speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys in Memphis, call 901-526-9494 or email Attorney Brian Chiozza, brian@chiozzalaw.com, or fill out an online form here. We will do our best to explain in detail the common issues found in Medical Malpractice claims and how such issues can affect your potential case.



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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 15:02
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