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Medical Malpractice—the Failure to Provide Proper Treatment

Our Memphis Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys can help

You had an illness or condition that needed treatment. You did the responsible thing, and sought the appropriate care in a timely manner. However, your condition did not improve, and perhaps it even got worse. What happened to you may not be your fault. You could be the victim of failure to provide proper treatment.

Examples of failure to provide proper treatment

Several examples of this type of medical malpractice include failure to:

  • Prescribe the right medication (prescription errors)
  • Perform the correct surgery
  • Recommend the accepted course of physical rehabilitation
  • Refer to a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist

Potential outcomes

The failure to provide appropriate or timely treatment can result in numerous hardships. Our Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis personal injury attorneys have seen it make the current illness or condition of a client worse. We have also seen it lead to the development of additional physical ailments that would not have occurred if proper treatment had been rendered. In severe cases, failure to provide treatment can even hasten the death of a patient.

Time limitations

The statute of limitations in Tennessee to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is one year. This statute applies to the majority of cases, although a lawyer can advise you on the exceptions. It is in your best interest to discuss your case with Gilreath & Associates as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk losing the compensation and justice that you deserve.

The role of your Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys

If you are the victim of a failure to provide proper treatment, you deserve compensation. The Memphis medical malpractice attorneys at Gilreath & Associates can help you obtain damages for medical costs and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. You may even be eligible for compensation for wrongful death if the victim was a family member. We can help you negotiate with the defendant and his or her insurance company. If that is not effective, we do not hesitate to take your case to court and advocate strongly on your behalf.

Contact our Memphis medical malpractice lawyers today

The Tennessee medical malpractice attorneys at Gilreath & Associates want to help resolve your legal issues. You can count on our caring, experience and skill to pursue a positive outcome for your case. Call us, toll-free, at 800.637.7024, or contact us using our quick form.

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