Emergency Room Error

Emergency Room Error

Emergency room patients require care that is fast and accurate. When emergency room doctors, nurses and other staff members fail to provide adequate treatment, the results can be tragic.

We represent clients from Chattanooga and throughout Tennessee in a wide range of medical malpractice matters. If you or someone close to you has suffered due to an emergency room error, we are here to provide experienced advice and advocacy.

Medical Negligence in the Emergency Room

Emergency room errors often involve the failure to diagnose heart attack and stroke and other critical conditions. When patients come in displaying warning signs of such conditions, it is incumbent upon the physicians and staff to perform the proper diagnostic tests and procedures.

Other examples of emergency room errors include:

  • Faulty laboratory tests
  • Failure to properly monitor patients
  • Emergency surgery errors
  • Medication errors
  • Faulty blood transfusions

Our Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience handing medical malpractice lawsuits involving serious injury and wrongful death. We will carefully examine all available evidence, including medical records and emergency room logs, to build a successful case. Our primary goal is helping you obtain the financial relief you need and deserve.

Theft Crime Defense

Theft Crime Defense

Theft defense cases can be very complex. Whether you are accused of stealing an automobile or shoplifting a candy bar, it is important to have an experienced Tennessee defense lawyer on your side. Even a petty theft conviction can have a lasting impact on your life, leaving you with a damaged reputation and criminal record.

Have You Been Charged With Theft in Tennessee?

If you have been charged with committing a theft crime, you will be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount of goods or services alleged to have been stolen.

In Tennessee, theft of $500 or under is considered a misdemeanor, while theft of more than $500 is a felony. The criminal penalties increase depending upon the amount in question and other factors such as the defendant’s criminal background.

We provide experienced defense representation to clients charged with theft offenses such as:

  • Larceny
  • Burglary
  • Auto theft
  • Shoplifting
  • White collar crimes
  • Forgery
  • Petit theft
  • Grand theft
  • Embezzlement

Our attorneys will explore all potential defense strategies, including claiming mistaken identity or inadvertent theft. We also challenge elements of the prosecution’s case, including challenging witness testimony, video surveillance evidence and other evidence.

Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle Injuries

Life-Changing Injuries

Serious motorcycle accident injuries are life-changing and require years of rehabilitation and care. The medical costs and other expenses associated with this can be staggering for any family. The devoted attorneys and staff at Summers & Wyatt, P.C., are here to make sure you are compensated for your injuries and losses. We are here to take care of legal matters for you so that you can instead focus on what is most important, your recovery.

Helping You Recover From Motorcycle Wreck Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Head trauma
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Shoulder/arm/hip/leg fractures
  • Severed limb/amputation

The medical care that results from these types of injuries can be ongoing, requiring reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation. Although a victim’s life changes in an instant, their life changes forever. We will make sure to seek maximum compensation in order to pay for past and future medical bills, future daily care, rehabilitative expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacities, pain and suffering as well as any emotional damages. The emotional trauma of a life-changing injury is just as impacting as any physical injuries.

If you have lost a loved one, we know that nothing could ever replace them. However, we can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf in order to make sure that negligent parties are held responsible.