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Not sure if it's medical malpractice? Consider a legal opinion

Most of us who receive medical care or treatment understand that there are often risks involved. Physicians typically discuss these risks with their patients and provide information about the treatment's pros and cons. When we trust our health care providers, we usually take their advice. Unfortunately, it is that very trust that may blind victims to issues involving negligence.

Under what conditions can a drug be found defective?

Any product can turn out to be defective, even prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Although many Tennessee residents rely on medication to remain healthy, consuming defective drugs can be like taking a step backwards on the road to good health. In fact, some defective drugs can cause serious illness or death.

Active participation required in medical device procedures

Medical device technology is life-saving without a doubt. It is safe to say that this technology has enabled innumerable residents of Tennessee to live longer, healthier lives. However, as we do regarding all medical procedures, we urge you to become an active participant when your doctor asks for your consent to use or implant a medical device.

Illnesses caused by asbestos exposure

In 1828, the first American patent for asbestos was issued. Since then, an untold number of victims have suffered from exposure to the material. Unfortunately, it took nearly 80 years for a doctor to recognize the link between asbestos exposure and illness. In these more modern times, the Environmental Protection Agency regulates asbestos use, but the material is still used in industry and in many commonly used products.

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