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Tag Archives: Knoxville Medical Malpractice Attorney

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Reverses Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Any patient may fall victim to medical malpractice, but newborn children are especially vulnerable. Birth injuries can permanently affect a child and their parents. They are also among the most complex and difficult of medical malpractice cases to win. Jury Improperly Heard Evidence Regarding Health Insurance, Educational Benefits On August 20, 2018, the Tennessee… Read More »

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Is Giving a Patient Coffee “Health Care” Under Tennessee Medical Malpractice Law?

By Brad Burnette |

Personal injury claims involving medical malpractice or nursing home abuse often revolve around what exactly constitutes “health care.” The reason this matters is that “health care liability” lawsuits in Tennessee are subject to different rules than claims for ordinary negligence, such as car accidents or premises liability. Many personal injury claims are summarily dismissed… Read More »

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Does a “Sudden Emergency” in the Operating Room Justify Medical Malpractice?

By Brad Burnette |

In a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant may try to avoid liability by invoking the “sudden emergency” doctrine. Basically, if there is a “sudden and unexpected emergency” that requires the defendant to react without time to think, he or she is not responsible for the consequences of their actions, even if the result was… Read More »

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What Kind of Medical Errors Should Never Happen in a Hospital?

By John Willis |

Medical malpractice occurs in Tennessee whenever a physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider breaches a “standard of care,” i.e. the generally accepted practices for the profession, and the patient suffers an injury as a result. Sometimes the standard of care is defined in highly technical terms that are not easily understood by laypersons, including… Read More »

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How Do You Prove a Tennessee Hospital Committed Malpractice?

By Brad Burnette |

If you suffer a serious injury in an accident, your life may depend on receiving immediate medical care. But what happens when the doctors are negligent and only make the situation worse? When does a medical provider’s judgment error cross the line into medical malpractice? Inaccurate Hospital Records Thwart Widow’s Lawsuit In 2008, a… Read More »

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Why Expert Testimony Is Critical in Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

By Brad Burnette |

Medical malpractice cases are often the most difficult type of personal injury lawsuit to win in Tennessee because plaintiffs are held to strict requirements for presenting expert testimony. Such testimony is necessary to establish causation, that is a link between the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s injuries. Many medical malpractice cases turn on whether… Read More »

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How Tennessee Medical Malpractice Laws Can Trap Victims

By Brad Burnette |

Medical malpractice law is full of traps that often ensnare unsuspecting victims. Unlike other types of personal injury claims, Tennessee forces plaintiffs accusing a health care provider of negligence to jump through a number of regulatory hoops. As a result, many malpractice victims (and their families) are effectively denied their day in court. Medical… Read More »

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Is a Tennessee Hospital Liable When One Patient Kills Another Patient?

By John Willis |

When we are injured due to someone else’s negligence, we reasonably expect the courts to hold the negligent party accountable. Unfortunately, Tennessee law often puts roadblocks in place that deny personal injury victims their day in court. In health care liability and medical malpractice cases, for example, it is not enough to simply allege… Read More »

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Court Tosses Jury Verdict Against Hospital Over Widower’s Mistake

By Brad Burnette |

A personal injury lawsuit is not a simple matter. It can take years to assemble a case, present it to a jury, and deal with any appeals. Do not assume you can handle all of this on your own. Especially when you are coping with the wrongful death of a family member, hiring an… Read More »

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