In selected Tennessee medical malpractice cases, Mr. Hartsoe represents individuals and their families who have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of sub-standard medical care. Mr. Hartsoe commonly works on these matters on a referral basis with other attorneys due to his significant experience in this area of Tennessee personal injury law.
Medical malpractice refers to incidents in which health-care providers acted negligently, and their actions (or inaction) caused injuries to their patients. Malpractice claims may include failure to diagnose or misdiagnoses, surgical errors, errors in prescribing medication, or other such errors made by professional health care providers (doctors, nurses, etc.) Medical malpractice claims are often accompanied by related claims against the clinics, hospitals, or other entities that employed or supervised the individual providers who administered negligent care.
If you or someone you love was injured by the negligence of a health-care provider, you may be able to recover compensation for your resulting medical bills, your pain and suffering, lost wages (or loss or reduction of earning power), and more. Contact the Hartsoe Law Firm today to discuss the specifics of your situation and ensure that you pursue every possible path toward full compensation for your injuries.
In Tennessee, in order to recover compensation through a claim of medical malpractice, the plaintiff (i.e. the person bringing the suit) must prove, through the testimony of a qualified expert,
- what the recognized standards of acceptable professional practice were, in the defendant’s profession or specialty, in the defendant’s community (or a similar one), at the time when the defendant’s wrongful action occurred;
- that the defendant’s actions at the time failed to meet those standards; and
- that the defendant’s actions caused the injuries of which the plaintiff complains.
Thus, under the Annotated Tennessee Code, the conduct of medical practitioners in Tennessee is evaluated by comparison to the standards of professional care in the community in which they practice (or communities similar to it).
In every case that he selects, Mr. Hartsoe works with reviewing physicians to evaluate the medical negligence claims involved. Mr. Hartsoe also draws on his decades of experience in representing Tennessee residents injured through failure to diagnose serious conditions, failure to properly administer medication, failure to perform necessary surgery, surgical errors, and other similar circumstances (please see “Results” section for more details).
Medical malpractice sometimes leads to the death of a patient; in such cases, the surviving family members may bring a claim of “wrongful death.”
To schedule an initial consultation regarding a Tennessee medical malpractice or wrongful death case, please call (865) 524-5657, email email@example.com, or fill out and submit our online “Contact Us” form.