How Can We Help?

Clarksville Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered harm because of a doctor or healthcare provider's negligence, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. But to win substantial compensation in Tennessee, you need a strong case and compelling evidence. According to data aggregation by Dr. David Belk of TrueCostofHealthcare.org, Tennessee ranked 45th out of 50 states in medical malpractice damages awarded in 2013.

The Clarksville medical malpractice lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can help you go after the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We know medical malpractice cases can be challenging to win, but we also know that the payouts for a successful claim can be substantial and we have a track record of recovering such awards for our clients.

To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 800-800-4600.

We Can Build a Compelling Medical Malpractice Case and Help You Recover Fair Compensation

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of Clarksville residents who suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of a doctor, healthcare provider, or medical facility. In our years of practicing medical malpractice law, we have built a strong legacy of success and, in the process, garnered in-depth experience establishing the four elements needed for the best possible outcome in a case.

To have a successful medical malpractice case, we need to prove the following four conditions:

  • Your doctor or healthcare provider owed you a duty of care;
  • Your doctor or provider did not uphold their duty of care;
  • You suffered harm because of their failure to uphold their duty of care;
  • Because of the injury you experienced, you incurred economic or noneconomic damages.

Duty of Care

First, we must show that your doctor or provider had a duty of care to you. A duty of care automatically arises anytime a doctor-patient relationship exists. That is, all doctors have a duty of care to their patients. Thus, to prove the existence of a duty of care, we must show you were an active patient of the doctor at the time of injury.

We can show you had a doctor-patient relationship by pointing to evidence such as billing statements or paperwork from an office visit.

Failure to Uphold Duty

Second, we must show that your doctor did not uphold their duty of care to you. That is, they failed to provide you the level of care required of them by their profession. We make this case by comparing your doctor’s actions to those of a reasonable person. Here, the reasonable person is another doctor faced with the same situation.

We can bring in an expert medical witness to play the role of the

reasonable person. After reviewing the evidence, the witness will put themselves in your doctor’s shoes and determine if your doctor should have behaved differently given the situation. If so, we can show they failed to uphold their duty.

Suffering of Harm

Third, we need to link your doctor’s failure of duty with actual harm suffered by you. For instance, if you went to your doctor with symptoms of a serious illness, but your doctor failed to diagnose that illness, we can show that you suffered harm due to not beginning treatment promptly.

Economic or Noneconomic Damages

Fourth, we must itemize the actual damages you incurred because of the harm you suffered. Some of these damages might be economic (e.g., hospital bills, surgery costs, physical therapy), while others might be noneconomic (e.g., pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life).

  • FREE CASE EVALUATION

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Team Fights for the Fair Compensation You Deserve

From 2009 through 2014, the average medical malpractice claim payout topped $350,000, according to CBS News. That is the good news. The bad news? That number considers only successful claims, and the percentage of claims that succeed has been dropping for years. The upshot is you stand to win a large sum if you win your case; however, doing so is tough and getting tougher.

Fortunately, while winning your case might be tough, so are the medical malpractice attorneys at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. Our reputation in Middle Tennessee speaks for itself, as we have helped countless clients injured by doctors recover the compensation they deserve.

We go after both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages refer to those involving actual monetary loss. Items such as:

  • Medical expenses (both current and anticipated future costs)
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Changes to your home to accommodate your disability, such as handrails or wheelchair ramps
  • Costs of emergency transportation

We also pursue noneconomic damages, which do not involve actual monetary depletion but still qualify as losses for which you deserve compensation. For instance:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

You might also be eligible for punitive damages, which judges award in special situations where the defendant’s actions were not merely negligent but were outrageous or malicious. You receive these damages on top of the other compensation for which you are eligible.

If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, we can seek wrongful death damages. This compensation can pay for the expenses associated with your loved one’s death; loss of the deceased’s income, loss of companionship, and loss of parental guidance; and their medical expenses before death.

Set Up a Free Case Evaluation with a Member of the Hughes & Coleman® Team Today

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team helps Clarksville medical malpractice victims recover the compensation they deserve.

To set up a free case evaluation with a member of our dedicated staff, call us at 800-800-4600. There is no risk and no obligation. We look forward to discussing your case with you and getting to work right away.

 

Cases likely to be referred.

Request My Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.