As a patient, you carefully took the time to choose your physician, surgeon or hospital. Perhaps, you were transported to a hospital for an emergency. While you were under the care of your medical provider, you rightfully assumed that you were receiving the best possible treatment. However, things may have gone terribly wrong if the physician, nurse, hospital or surgeon made a serious mistake. Every year thousands of patients are injured by medical errors that could have been prevented. According to a study by HealthGrades, there were 238,337 potentially preventable deaths that occurred from 2004 through 2006.
Medical negligence, also referred to as medical malpractice, occurs when a health care provider gives a patient a level of care that deviates from the acceptable standard, which ultimately causes injury to the patient. There are many different forms of medical negligence, including:
Health care providers are required to meet certain standards of acceptable care and when they fail to do so, a patient has a claim of medical malpractice. A medical provider rarely admits to the patient of making a medical error. This is why you will need someone on your side who has a thorough understanding of the Tennessee or Kentucky law pertaining to medical malpractice.
The law office of The Kelly Firm, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, offers personalized representation for medical malpractice cases. Our law firm is the only one in Sumner County that handles medical malpractice cases. We have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to win your case. The Kelly Firm is a small law firm that limits our cases to only catastrophic injuries, so that we can provide personal and individualized attention to every client.
One of the first steps in proving medical malpractice is obtaining your medical records. Frequently, medical malpractice can be proven by what is contained or omitted in your medical records. Our attorneys know how to review medical records to identify any information that indicates medical malpractice occurred. Settlements are often made outside of court, but we still prepare every case as if it is going to trial.
A successful medical malpractice lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary settlement. Depending on the details of the case, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Dulin Kelly and Clint Kelly are Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. They are a father and son team, who work together to ensure their clients receive the compensation they deserve. Contact The Kelly Firm today at (615) 824-3703 or (888) 824-3400. There are strict deadlines as to when and how you can file a medical malpractice claim, so do not delay.
We represent clients in Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Jackson, Memphis, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Portland, White House, Millersville, Gallatin, Old Hickory, Lakewood, Hermitage, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Franklin, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Pleasant View, Clarksville and the counties of Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson and Robertson. We also represent clients in Kentucky.