The Law Is Changing, But You Can Still Be Compensated For A Medical Malpractice Matter
Recently, more and more states, including Tennessee, have passed laws that overhaul the process and practice of bringing a medical malpractice claim to court, making it more difficult for those who have suffered serious personal injuries at the hands of a medical professional to get the restitution they deserve. As such, it’s increasingly more important to have the right attorney review your case and let you know if you will be able to recover damages due to a doctor’s error.
At Callahan & Binkley, we have assisted clients in Cookeville and across Tennessee with their medical malpractice cases. As experienced litigators, we’ve taken many such cases to trial and recovered millions of dollars in restitution and settlements, affording our clients the ability to cover their medical and care expenses as they recover.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
In our state, a medical malpractice claim is valid when it’s shown that the health care professional failed to execute his or her duties up to the standard of care. Determining what the standard of care consists of can be difficult, and it’s often up to an experienced malpractice attorney to argue.
In Tennessee, individuals only have a limited amount of time after discovering the injury to bring the case forward. The statute of limitations — one year after discovery of the injury, three years from the date the injury occurred — can mean that those who discovered an injury four or more years after treatment may not have a path toward restitution. In addition, Tennessee also has a cap on damages, limiting the payout to victims of medical malpractice.
What Does This Mean For You?
In essence, in order to move forward with a medical malpractice case, you should consult a lawyer or a law firm that has significant experience in bringing these cases forward. Contacting a knowledgeable attorney can help you determine if you’d like to or are able to push forward with your case.
We Can Help You Figure Out Your Status
To discuss a medical malpractice issue in greater detail or to learn more about our attorneys, call us at 931-650-3322 or 800-575-7143 or use the contact form.