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TN Medical Malpractice Law

nashville medical malpractice serviceA legitimate medical malpractice claim arises when the medical professional treating you fell below the accepted “standard of care” or the accepted procedures followed by other medical professionals in the same general area. Additionally, you must have received an injury and/or damages that were caused by the treatment falling below the accepted standard of care.  You can generally recover monetary damages and compensation when injured as a result of medical negligence.

Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs in several situations:

  • The wrong medication is prescribed
  • Care is not administered in a timely fashion
  • The wrong part of a patient’s body is operated on
  • Surgical instruments are left inside a patient’s body
  • The wrong treatment is administered
  • The wrong anesthetic is given

Gaining a result in a medical malpractice case can be very difficult because there are many elements — both legal and medical. Our attorneys at Turner Law Offices, P.C., have the knowledge, training and experience to obtain proper expert testimony and investigation to obtain a successful outcome in your medical malpractice case.

Medical Malpractice Damages

There are three (3) basic types of damages, or compensation, sought in a successful medical malpractice case:

  • Compensatory Damages: Based on actual losses such as medical expenses or time away from work.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Typically called “pain and suffering” and “loss of enjoyment of life.”  These non-economic damages help compensate patients for losses outside the scope of actual out-of-pocket costs.
  • Punitive Damages: To punish seriously reckless, intentional or fraudulent behavior.

Turner Law Offices, P.C., has represented patients of medical negligence over the past 20 years. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, call us today to speak with one of our medical negligence attorneys to discuss your case.

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