When you see a doctor, you expect to be made better, not worse. Unfortunately, when a medical provider or health care system fails to maintain certain standards of care, patients are injured and even killed. If you believe that your bad medical outcome or loved one’s unexpected death was caused by a medical mistake, violation of protocol, negligence, or carelessness, you need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
At Pete Olson Injury Law, we have the extensive experience necessary to overcome the hurdles that stand between the victims of medical malpractice and the compensation they deserve. Tennessee has enacted tort reform that includes providing administrative notice to doctors. Though this can complicate these types of cases, we know how to work to ensure our clients are properly compensated. Our Clarksville medical malpractice attorney, Pete Olson, has more than 30 years of experience to put to work for you.
Medical Malpractice Facts and Statistics
Medical malpractice is unfortunately not as uncommon as you may have previously thought. These facts and statistics shed light on just how often it happens.
- Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
- 80% of medical malpractice cases involve severe patient injuries or deaths.
- Roughly 195,000 patients die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.
- Roughly 17,000 malpractice cases are filed in the U.S. each year.
Not every bad medical result is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, but these statistics should urge you to contact us for a consultation if you are suspicious about a medical outcome.
Handling Complex Medical Malpractice Claims
Our firm offers its experienced assistance to those who have been injured by substandard medical care and hospital negligence in a wide variety of settings. We can represent you in a case involving:
- Birth injuries. Mistakes during the birth process—such as applying excessive force or failing to monitor oxygen levels—can leave children with injuries that will affect the rest of their lives.
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. Medical treatment generally needs to be administered within a given timeframe to be effective. Cancer, heart attack, and stroke are some of the more commonly misdiagnosed health concerns that can have the most serious consequences.
- Surgical error. Surgery is always risky, but surgeons are expected to meet certain standards of care. Surgical errors include performing operations on the wrong body, leaving foreign objects inside of patients, and operating on the wrong person.
- Prescription error. Prescription errors can occur when either your doctor or your pharmacist makes a mistake. Errors can range from overdosing to under-dosing and failing to review for negative drug interactions.
- Nursing home abuse and neglect. Our senior loved ones deserve the best care when they are in nursing homes. Too often, they are abused or neglected by nursing home staff. We hold negligent institutions and abusive staff members accountable.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your or your loved one’s medical injury, our team has the tools necessary to investigate and build a case against the doctor or hospital that failed you.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Lawsuits
Blanchfield serves the needs of the many service members of Fort Campbell, along with their dependents and retirees. For those who have been injured at the base hospital, pursuing compensation is complicated by the fact that the hospital is run by the federal government. Our firm has extensive experience bringing cases against the federal government when people have been seriously injured. Contact our federal tort attorneys to learn more.
Representing Clients Throughout Tennessee
If you or a loved one was hurt by substandard medical care, we can help you pursue the compensation you need. At Pete Olson Injury Law, we only collect attorney’s fees if we secure compensation on your behalf. Contact us for medical malpractice representation in Tennessee.