An unfortunate part of choosing a law career centered on personal injury is that we see so much pain. At the same time, we feel rewarded when we are able to help victims find closure for the suffering they have endured. In fact, we think most injury attorneys would agree that it makes our career choice even more worthwhile.
You might be surprised to learn that many victims of medical malpractice are hesitant to take legal action for the harm they have suffered. We hear this often in our initial consultations with victims. Some think it would only add to the problem of an already overly-litigious society. Others victims believe it would take the focus away from their suffering to make it look like they are just trying to fatten their wallets.
We understand why people feel this way. However, we cannot ignore how a medical malpractice claim addresses the problem of careless or negligent medical providers. If doctors, nurses, hospitals and other entities are not held liable for their mistakes, they may continue to harm other people, some of whom may be your neighbors here in Kingsport.
While malpractice victims truly need the compensation they may receive through legal action, financial gain is rarely the impetus that drives them forward. Rather, it is a deep desire, or perhaps need, to hold all involved parties accountable for harm brought about by negligence. In the end, preventing future suffering is a common goal shared by more malpractice victims.
Our message is simple Consider the situation carefully before you dismiss the idea of filing a medical malpractice claim. Seek advice and make an informed decision based on how your action might help you and others like you. Our website contains additional information about malpractice in Tennessee.