MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER
Memphis Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Are you looking for a Medical Malpractice Lawyer? Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professions have an obligation to protect and encourage the health and wellbeing of their patients. After all, this is why they spend a significant amount of time in school and on-the-job training: so that they are able to help others become and remain healthy. But medical professionals are human beings like everyone else, which means that mistakes will be inevitably be made. Unfortunately, when a healthcare professional makes a mistake, the consequences can cost the patient his or her life.
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Have you suffered an injury or death of a loved one after visiting with a healthcare provider or undergoing a procedure? You may be the victim of medical malpractice and be able to recover compensation for your losses and expenses. You need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer. Contact Douglass & Runger, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, to learn more about your legal rights.
Compensation Available Through A Medical Malpractice Case
Most medical malpractice cases involve allegations that a medical provider acted carelessly (although there are some unique medical malpractice cases involving intentional conduct, i.e., a doctor or nurse physically or sexually abusing a patient). A successful medical malpractice case can result in the injured plaintiff/patient recovering:
- Damages for out-of-pocket expenses like medical bills, lost wages due to time missed from work, additional treatment costs that are necessary because of the mistake, etc.
- Damages for noneconomic losses like pain and suffering (although within the past few years Tennessee has enacted laws that limit the amount of money a plaintiff can recover for these types of losses and injuries);
- Punitive damages, if it is shown that the defendant acted in a willfully reckless manner (that is, that the conduct complained about was deliberate rather than accidental).
Not all types of damages are available in every case, so it is important to consult with a qualified Tennessee medical malpractice attorney to learn what your precise rights and potential damages may include.
Differences Between A Personal Injury Lawsuit And A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Both personal injury lawsuits and medical malpractice lawsuits are similar in that each one alleges that another person (the “defendant”) acted in an unreasonable, careless, or reckless manner and in doing so caused injury to someone else (the “plaintiff”). But this is where the similarities end. There are a number of unique features of medical malpractice cases, including:
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Trust A Memphis Medical Malpractice Attorney To Handle Your Case
Medical malpractice cases can cause an injured plaintiff to lose his or her faith in professionals. After all, if a doctor can make a mistake and cause serious injury, what is there to prevent a lawyer from making a mistake that injures the plaintiff’s legal rights? That is why you should not trust your medical malpractice case to just anyone. Contact Douglass & Runger, PLLC, Attorneys at Law for help with your case. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively present your claim and protect your legal rights. Contact us at (901) 388-5805 to discuss your case with one of our caring and dedicated attorneys today.
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For more information about our firm and our approach to the practice of elder law, contact our office. Call (901) 388-5805 to schedule a confidential consultation and case review today. Douglass & Runger, Attorneys at Law, serve clients throughout Memphis, Shelby County, and the surrounding areas.