Sometimes, despite the best effort of everyone involved, tragic mistakes are made in a hospital or emergency room (ER) — errors which lead to crippling injury, extensive therapy and rehabilitation, and even wrongful death.
If this has happened to you or a loved one, what are your options? Many try to deal with insurance companies on their own, figuring that they have a solid claim. It is not uncommon for a claims adjuster to try to settle the claim quickly, often at a low figure favorable to the insurance company’s bottom line.
At Patterson Bray we have a track record of success in winning compensation for our clients, because we believe in creating a well-prepared case, and only accept medical malpractice claims which have credible merit.
Proving your Emergency Room Error Claim
Every medical malpractice claim rests on proving the following assertions:
There is a standard of care which prevails in the client’s local medical community
The hospital or emergency room failed to provide standard care
Because of this failure, you or a loved one was injured or died as a direct result of an emergency room error, hospital negligence or misdiagnosis
When you schedule an initial consultation, we take the time to gather medical evidence and seek out expert medical reviews. Many people do not know that emergency room staffing is usually outsourced to contract management groups or CMGs. Depending on the extent and nature of your injuries, you may have a claim against the hospital and/or a separate claim against the CMG. If we believe the case is worthy of litigation, we will accept your emergency room error case, and fight hard to win maximum compensation.
Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorneys
‘We handle medical malpractice claims involving nursing care errors, birth injuries and cases where a doctor failed to diagnose stroke, cancer, heart attack or similar conditions. Compensation may be awarded for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. If a loved one dies due to hospital negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for wrongful death.
In most cases, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. We recommend you consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney soon if you have been injured by hospital negligence, so that you do not lose the right to file a claim.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation
We work on contingency. That means that you pay attorney fees only if we win compensation for you. We are glad to meet with you in our Nashville or Memphis law office to discuss your medical malpractice concerns. Please either submit an online request for a Free Case Review (LINK), or call to set up a consultation at 901-372-5003.