The term “medical malpractice” refers to negligence on the part of various providers of health-care services—such as doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, etc. Typical examples of medical malpractice include surgical errors, medical errors that lead to birth injuries, failure to diagnose an illness, misdiagnosis, and errors in prescribing medications.
When patients are injured as a result of medical malpractice, the health care providers (or their employers) may be required to compensate the injured patients for their resulting medical bills, their pain and suffering, wages lost as a result of the injury, and more.
From its offices in Knoxville as well as Blount County, Tennessee, the Hartsoe Law Firm handles selected medical malpractice cases. Attorney Mark Hartsoe has more than 27 years of experience in representing clients who were injured by substandard medical care. He has also represented families who lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice; and who therefore pursued compensation through a claim of wrongful death. Mr. Hartsoe is extremely selective in choosing the potential medical malpractice cases that he agrees to pursue.
The fact that health care services failed to help someone doesn’t necessarily mean that the providers involved were guilty of medical malpractice. In order to prevail in a medical malpractice case, the injured party must prove that a hospital, nurse, doctor, or other medical professional provided medical care that fell below the minimal acceptable level of professional practice. In addition, the injured person must demonstrate that the medical malpractice was, in fact, the cause of the harm for which he or she is seeking compensation.
As an experienced Maryville Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. Hartsoe works with doctors and expert witnesses to evaluate each potential medical malpractice case in order to determine whether or not medical negligence has occurred.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one received substandard medical care, in any Tennessee location, please contact the Hartsoe Law Firm as soon as possible. Time limitations may bar your claim if it is brought too late, and key evidence may be lost due to delays. In order to maximize your chances of making a successful claim for compensation, please contact us today by calling (865) 524-5657, or filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.