According to the Associated Press, a San Miguel County jury recently awarded a woman 9 million dollars ($9,000,000.00) against 3 doctors it found to be negligent in handling her medical treatment in 2006.Â The woman suffered heart damage after a heart attack went over one day without being diagnosed. In 2006, the victim came to an emergency room with symptoms that included crushing chest pain.Â The victim claimed one of the physician defendants, an emergency room doctor, abandoned her to see other patients who were not as ill, and by the time the victim was transferred to another hospital, her heart attack symptoms had changed.Â The victim also spent time at a third hospital.Â The victim claimed the other two physicians were negligent because they failed to adequately follow up with the victim after conducting various tests to ensure she knew the seriousness of lab reports that indicated a potentially life threatening condition. According to the victimâ€™s attorney, the victim will likely need a heart transplant because of the severe heart damage she suffered.Â Her medical costs are expected to be 5 million dollars ($5,000,000.00).
Healthcare providers and medical professionals are held to a high standard, and those that deviate from that standard can be liable for medical malpractice.Â Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence of a doctor, physician, or other medical professional.Â Medical malpractice can include a failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis, an emergency room mistake, a surgical mistake, and other acts of negligence and recklessness that do not conform to standards of the medical community.Â If you have been injured by the conduct of a medical professional, doctor, nurse, hospital, or medical clinic, call the Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
NST Law has the experience, knowledge, and resources to handle a medical malpractice case. First, a Tennessee medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires, meaning if a victim fails to file a claim in a timely manner, he or she will be permanently barred from doing so.Â NST Law understands these procedural requirements for a medical malpractice case in Tennessee.Â NST also has the resources to determine if medical malpractice has occurred.Â For example, NST lawyers can obtain the opinion of a medical expert to determine if a doctor or nurse deviated from the required standard of care and that the deviation caused the victimâ€™s injury or medical condition.Â NST Law also utilizes these experts and others to aggressively seek damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages on behalf of our clients.Â NST can retain vocational economists to document lost wages and project future diminished earning capacity.Â NST can also consult with economic experts to document current and future medical expenses that a victim will require.Â In the case of a permanent injury, NST Law can commission a day-in-the-life video that illustrates how a condition affects a clientâ€™s daily life.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of medical malpractice in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and surrounding Tennessee counties.Â At NST, we aggressively fight for our clients to recover every dollar they are legally entitled to.Â To speak with one of ourÂ Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.