Hospital Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been injured due to hospital negligence, trust a law firm in Tennessee that has been handling hospital malpractice claims for decades. Whether a doctor or nurse was negligent or a hospital did not follow proper standards of care in admitting you, we are here to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

Decades of Hospital Malpractice Claims Experience

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p style=”text-align: justify;”>Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping injured hospital malpractice victims and their families. The area of medical malpractice can be very complicated and requires a strong knowledge of relevant law. Our attorneys not only have this knowledge but are also effective trial lawyers and negotiators. Contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Chattanooga hospital medical malpractice attorneys.

Hospital errors often include:

  • Inadequate record-keeping and medical records
  • Medication errors
  • Charting errors by doctors, nurses and staff
  • Nursing malpractice
  • Surgical and post-surgical care
  • Inadequate hospital policies and procedures, and or failure to follow those policies or procedures
  • Substandard treatment and care
  • Negligent actions of admitting staff, hospitalists and intensive care doctors
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Patient Care Policies and Procedures

Adhering to policies and procedures is vital when it comes to adequate patient care. Particularly when it comes to patients who are bedridden, bedsores (decubitus ulcers) can quickly turn to serious conditions such as MRSA (staph infections), if nursing staff do not properly follow protocol. Most hospitals should have a grading system for at-risk patients. Proper care includes use of specialty beds and mattresses that must be turned.

Other policies that hospitals must follow include those for charting, record-keeping, medical records, electronic records, monitoring patients, bed rails and prevention of patient-falling.

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Workplace Injury

Workplace Injury

If you have been injured on the job, it is important to consult with an experienced workplace injury attorney. We have extensive experience representing injured workers from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee. We can help you pursue all avenues of compensation, seeking the financial resources you need to pay your bills and put food on the table.

We Represent Injured Workers

Our attorneys handle all aspects of workers’ compensation law, from the initial application to appealing denied claims and reinstatement of benefits.

We represent injured workers from all occupations, including:

  • Construction workers
  • Health care workers
  • Restaurant workers
  • Maritime workers (Jones Act claims, admiralty law)
  • Railroad workers (FELA claims)
  • Factory workers
  • Office workers

Third-Party Claims

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation benefits. If your injury was the result of negligence on the part of a third party, you may pursue a personal injury claim as well. Third parties include equipment manufacturers, contractors, property owners and anyone else who is not your employer or co-worker. Personal injury law allows you to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other elements not covered by workers’ compensation law.

Drug Crime Defense

Drug Crime Defense

If you face drug crime charges in Tennessee, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you. The attorneys can advise you of your rights and help you mount an aggressive defense against these charges. We have successfully handled numerous drug crime defense cases for clients from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee.

Have You Been Arrested for a Drug Crime?

A drug crime conviction can change your life. Even a first-time offense can leave you with steep fines, probation, prison time and other criminal consequences. A drug crime conviction on your permanent record can leave you with serious collateral consequences as well, such as difficulty finding a job and restrictions on owning a firearm.

We understand the consequences of drug crime convictions and will work to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. Our drug crime defense lawyers handle a wide range of drug offense cases, including those involving:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing
  • All illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy
  • Illegal possession of prescription drugs and prescription drug fraud
  • Fighting Drug Crime Charges

As a former prosecutor, attorney understands the burden of proof the prosecution bears and is adept at finding weaknesses in their cases. Search and seizure issues often play an important role in drug crime cases. Did the police have a valid permit to search your property? Were you actually in possession of the drugs, or were they simply nearby? These are some of the questions we explore when handling drug crime defense cases for our clients.