Medical Malpractice LAW
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Located in Memphis, TN
We place a great amount of trust in medical professionals to keep us healthy and safe. From proper identification of diseases, to performing safe surgical procedure, health care providers have a great responsibility to monitor, diagnose and treat their patients.
Unfortunately, medical mistakes can happen more frequently than we would like. If you or a loved one has been injured or disabled due to the medical negligence of a health care professional, we can help you obtain compensation for your loss.
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The truth about medical liability cases is that they can be difficult to prove. A medical expert must determine that there was a breach in the standard of care required by your heath care provider. In addition, there must be solid evidence that your injury was a direct result of this breach. A major issue with these claims is that many medical procedures carry risks, and an undesirable outcome does not necessarily constitute malpractice.
While these cases are challenging to prove, they are not impossible. When you speak to our firm during your free initial consultation, we will thoroughly assess your incident, and advise you on the merits of your case. If our lawyers determine that medical negligence was present, we will vigorously promote your rights through a legal claim against the individual doctor as well as the medical facility.
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What Is Medical Malpractice? Where Does It Happen? Who Can Commit It?
Medical negligence, injury, and malpractice can occur at any medical facility, including hospitals, physician clinics, dental practices and nursing homes. In addition, doctors are not the only individuals who may be at fault. Medical malpractice can also be caused by nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, surgeons and dentists.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
Other forms of medical negligence may include administering the wrong drug and/or doseage, medical equipment malfunction, or operating on an unstable individual.
What Types of Medical Malpractice Damanages Can You Recover?
For medical malpractice cases in Memphis, there are three categories of damages:
- General - refer to the cost of a patient’s suffering. By its nature, there isn’t a definitive price for these damages. However, the price of these damages are determined by evidence regarding a patient’s pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment and loss of future earning capacity. This must be addressed by expert testimony and estimation of damages.
- Special - refer to more exact damages (more quantifiable), such as medical bills and missed work. These damages are easier to attach a monetary value to and account for. It’s not a bad idea to have an expert assist with special damages, even though they’re more straightforward.
- Punitive - the general requirement to recover punitive damages is for a medical practitioner to have known he or she behaved in a harmful manner. The amount of damages awarded is up to the judge or jury.
To appropriately settle a medical malpractice case in Memphis and receive full compensation for damages, you need to hire an experienced malpractice lawyer. Don’t expect to recover everything you need by navigating your case on your own. You need a professional who knows the process and knows how to recover damages for each category, based on your case.
Need Help With Your Medical Malpractice Case?
Contact The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
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