Johnson City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The Haynes Firm Helps When A Trusted Professional Has Let You Down
Medical professionals provide the vital function of treating patients within
a reasonable standard of care and competency. Unfortunately, failures
to live up to these high standards are a very real and frightening part
of the healthcare profession. Just as plumbers, contractors, lawyers,
and other service providers are held to a standard of competence and diligence,
so too are medical providers. When medical providers fail to adhere to
standards of care, avoidable catastrophic injuries can and do occur.
Involved in a situation where a doctor was negligent and caused a patient
injury? The Haynes Firm can help! Contact us for a
free initial consultation today!
Our Johnson City medical malpractice attorneys have placed a special focus
on assisting victims and families who have suffered as a result of negligent
healthcare. For decades, the firm has handled a broad array of
malpractice cases which is of immeasurable value when you must place your trust in a lawyer
to handle your case.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when negligence on the part of a doctor or other
medical professional results in patient injury. Perhaps more than any other area of law, handling medical malpractice
cases on behalf of victims in today’s environment requires skill
and knowledge that only comes from experience. Medical malpractice is
different from other areas of law, and it is essential that your attorney
understands how to successfully develop and try medical malpractice cases.
Cases can involve:
Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis, errors which can result in patients not receiving timely treatment or
even the wrong types of treatment.
Birth injury, including cerebral or Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus palsy, and other
forms of nerve and brain damage.
Surgical mistakes resulting from fatigue, lack of adequate training, and workplace stress
such as errors in administering anesthesia, use of improperly sterilized
equipment, operation on the wrong body part or patient, and even leaving
surgical tools inside a patient's body after a procedure.
Hospital negligence occurring when the ways that the hospital really does business, along
with its internal policies and procedures, fail to measure up to the level
of care advertised.
Nursing home abuse such as when residents are subjected to continued verbal, emotional, physical,
or sexual abuse. Residents may also be forced to live in unclean or unsanitary
conditions while being denied proper nourishment or medical attention.
Pharmacy errors occur when the wrong medication is given to a patient by a doctor or a
pharmacist. Patients are usually unaware they have been given the wrong
medication and only become aware once they experience adverse effects.
In instances involving medical malpractice, victims deserve to be compensated
for their injuries. Unfortunately, doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies
are reluctant to admit mistakes, and victims must rely on legal representation
to achieve justice.
Tennessee Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
In every state, there is a time limit called the “statute of limitations”
that governs the amount of time a claim can be filed for an injured party.
In Tennessee, the medical malpractice statute of limitations requires
that a case be advanced within one year from the day the injury occurred
or within one year of the day when the injury was or should have been
Medical Malpractice Settlements in Tennessee
After a medical malpractice claim has been filed in accordance with the
statute of limitations, the case may result in a trial or a settlement.
Tennessee places a
“cap” on damages related to medical malpractice, even if an injured party has gone through the process of a successful
malpractice claim. Non-economic damages are limited to $750,000 for all
types of malpractice, except for catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries
are capped at $1 million settlements.
The Haynes Firm Can Help Clients Throughout Tennessee
We understand the financial and emotional hardships that medical malpractice
injuries can cause, and we are committed to holding those responsible
accountable. We take the time to understand the specifics of your case
and work closely with you toward a successful resolution.
Our attorneys have placed a special focus on assisting victims and families
who have suffered as a result of negligent healthcare. For decades, the
firm has handled a broad array of malpractice cases which is of immeasurable
value when you must place your trust in a lawyer to handle your case.
Hear it from Our Satisfied Clients!
I was very pleased with the representation and outcome. Communication was
excellent! I always knew my best interests were center focus. You won't
find a more professional, competent, resourceful, thorough, and kind group
to represent you and ease your worries than The Haynes Firm. My sincere
thanks to all of them.
To schedule a
free consultation to discuss your case,
contact The Haynes Firm immediately.