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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Medical professionals are responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses properly, but they are sometimes negligent, leaving patients with lasting harm. If medical malpractice has harmed you or a loved one, contact NST Law’s medical malpractice lawyers in Jackson, TN.

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are responsible for diagnosing and treating medical conditions properly. Unfortunately, they sometimes fail to provide the standard level of care to patients, resulting in physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income, and even death.

If you or a loved one have been hurt by substandard health care, NST Law’s medical malpractice lawyers in Jackson, TN, are here to help. We have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases in West Tennessee

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How NST Law's Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help 

Health care providers must always provide patients with top-quality care. If they fail to meet Tennessee’s standard of care, patients can obtain justice and financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against them.

If you need tenacious medical attorneys in the Jackson, TN area, contact NST Law’s Champions for the Injured. Our firm operates on a policy of accessibility, trust, compassion, and a commitment to excellence. We also have offices in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville.

Call 866-724-1066 or fill in this form to book a free consultation. Our hospital negligence lawyers and wrongful death attorneys are available 24/7.

Available Compensation for Medical Malpractice Suits

If a patient can prove medical malpractice liability under Tennessee law, they can file for damages against the guilty health care provider. The types of damages they can receive for medical malpractice include:

  • Economic damages compensate the patient for the financial losses associated with medical negligence, such as hospital bills and loss of income.
  • Non-economic damages compensate the patient for intangible losses from injuries associated with medical negligence. Examples include disfigurement, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Punitive damages are awarded by the court to punish health care providers for egregious behavior. They are less common than economic and non-economic damages. 

The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in Jackson, TN

Like other states, Tennessee has a statute of limitations or deadline for medical malpractice cases. 

Per Tennessee Code Annotated Section 29-26-16, the standard statute of limitations for medical malpractice suits is one year from the date the malpractice happened. If the injury is not discovered within the one-year period, the period of limitation is one year from the date of the discovery. 

If you fail to meet the deadline, a court will likely dismiss your lawsuit, and you will lose your shot at compensation. An experienced NST Law medical malpractice attorney in Jackson, TN, can help you file your case ahead of all applicable deadlines.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, medical malpractice happens when a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider causes an injury to a patient through an omission or negligent act. The negligence may result from errors in treatment, diagnosis, health, or aftercare management.

Common forms of medical malpractice include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness or condition
  • Failure to treat an illness or condition
  • Ignoring warning signs of illnesses and conditions
  • Failure to warn patients about the risks associated with medications or procedures
  • Surgical errors
  • Labor and delivery errors causing birth injuries
  • Infections
  • Misread x-rays, slides and other diagnostic tests
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Types of Birth Injuries We Can Help You With

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One area the often involves medical malpractice is birth injuries. Birth injuries often result from negligence during labor and delivery. Examples of such birth injuries include:

  • Improperly using vacuum delivery or forceps and failing to inform the mother of their risks
  • Failing to detect fetal distress
  • Failing to monitor the baby’s heartbeat and other vital signs
  • Failing to perform a medically necessary cesarean section
  • Twisting and pulling too hard on the baby during delivery
  • Failing to diagnose and treat newborn jaundice
  • Failing to prevent or treat severe bleeding or tearing in the mother
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All of these actions can cause severe complications for the child and baby. Common complications for the baby include:

  • Brain damage
  • Kernicterus
  • Newborn jaundice
  • Skull fractures
  • Intrauterine fetal demise
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Death
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The mother may also develop the following conditions:

  • Blood loss
  • Uterine tears
  • high or low blood pressure
  • Vaginal tears
  • Incontinence
  • Death

Hospitals Where Birth Injuries Can Occur in Jackson, TN

Birth injuries can happen at any hospital near Jackson, Tennessee, with a maternity ward. These include:

  • Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
  • West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital
  • WTH Dyersburg Hospital
  • WTH Volunteer Hospital

Medical Malpractice Liability Under Tennessee Law

For a claim to be medical malpractice under Tennessee law, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The medical professional must have violated the standard of care. The law mandates that health care providers meet a certain standard of care, which is the accepted practices and procedures of the medical community in the same geographic area when treating patients with a similar medical history. Patients have the right to expect health care providers to deliver services according to the standard of care. If the provider does not meet the standard of care, medical negligence may be established.
  • The negligence caused an injury. Besides providing evidence that a health care professional violated the standard of care, the patient must also prove that the negligence caused an injury that would not have occurred without negligence. If the negligence did not cause an injury or there is an injury without negligence, the patient cannot file a medical malpractice claim.
  • The injury resulted in significant damages. Finally, the patient must demonstrate that they sustained significant damages from the injury caused by medical negligence. Specifically, the patient must claim that the injury caused loss of income, disability, significant past and future medical bills, and suffering and hardship.

NST Law’s skilled Jackson, TN, medical malpractice attorneys can determine whether you have an eligible medical malpractice claim.

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You can sue any licensed medical care provider for medical malpractice in Tennessee, including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and surgeons. Talk to an NST Law lawyer for medical malpractice to learn more about your options.

Tennessee law requires an injured patient to prove the following to file a medical malpractice claim:

  • The medical professional has violated the standard of care. Tennessee has established a standard of care for medical treatments. Patients can sue if a medical provider has violated this standard. 
  • The medical provider’s negligence caused an injury. After establishing that the medical professional violated the standard of care, the patient must prove that the violation caused an injury that would not have happened without negligence. 
  • The injury resulted in significant damages. Lastly, the patient must show that they sustained significant damages from the injury, such as disability, loss of income, and large past and future medical bills.

The standard deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is one year from the date of the malpractice or one year from the date you discover the malpractice. Otherwise, you will lose the chance to file a lawsuit for your injuries and financial losses.

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