A substantial number of years in extensive training is spent by doctors in learning about their medical discipline. For this reason, many expect them to deliver appropriately on their mandate of providing quality health-care. However, doctors sometimes do make mistakes and when this happens such an individual may be guilty of medical malpractice. However, there is a statute of limitations that cap the quantity of time allowed before a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed. In Tennessee, this statute allows only one year, much shorter than what obtains in other states in the US. Therefore, if you think that you or someone else that you know has a case against a medical practitioner, do contact an attorney immediately. There is a notice provision as far as medical malpractice cases are concerned in Tennessee (Code section 29-26-121), which further extends by 120 days the statute of limitations.
There are various kinds of errors attributable to medical malpractice. This includes diagnostic errors, hospital facility errors, medication errors including surgical errors. What's more apart from doctors any health-care practitioner can be guilty of medical malpractice.
Furthermore, proof for medical negligence (not meeting standard of professional care) in Tennessee, can be demonstrated by making use of expert testimony. Please reach out to Luvell L. Glanton Law Offices today, if you know anyone including loved ones that might have been injured due to medical negligence.