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
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.
The process of birth and delivery is intrinsically dangerous to both mother and child. It is precisely because of this inherent danger that doctors, nurses and hospital staff must take the most stringent precautions for the safety of mothers and babies in the delivery process.
When medical professionals fail to take proper precautions in the birth and delivery process, serious injuries can result, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic encephalopathy (brain disease)
- Pregnancy induced hyper tension (preeclampsia)
The most common error that is made by doctors and nurses is a failure to recognize and properly respond to signs of fetal distress. Through careful testing and monitoring of the mother, medical professionals can prevent many forms of birth injury.
Because the process of delivery is complicated and injuries do occur in some cases even in the absence of negligence, proving a birth injury claim is difficult. To improve your chance of successful recovery, it is critical that you retain an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims. We carefully screen cases to limit our caseload and pursue only meritorious claims. We are respected in the legal community because we do not pursue frivolous claims. We believe strongly that our experience and our reputation are strong assets to the clients we serve.
When we do choose to take a case, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we have the ability to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care.
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.