Thousands of Americans suffer from the consequences of medical malpractice every year. We have represented many clients in Gallatin whose lives have been impacted by the shortcomings of medical professionals.

If you live in Gallatin and you suffered injury due to a medical professional’s negligence, you deserve compensation. However, a fair settlement can be more difficult to obtain in Tennessee than in other places. According to the state of Tennessee’s official website, 38 of the 42 court judgments for medical malpractice in 2016 were in favor of the defendant (the doctor). With a statistic like this working against you, you will want the Gallatin medical malpractice lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers on your side.

Our team fights for the rights of medical malpractice victims in Gallatin and all over the Nashville metro area. Our team works with you to build a robust case and win the compensation you deserve. We offer a free, no-risk consultation and case evaluation. To schedule an appointment today, call our office at 800-800-4600.

The Four Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Case

If you suffered an injury or illness while under the care of a doctor or other healthcare provider, and you believe the provider made a mistake or exhibited negligence that caused or contributed to your condition, you could have a valid medical malpractice claim.

By filing a malpractice lawsuit and pursuing the responsible party for damages, you could win substantial compensation. The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers can help.

For our case to be successful, we must prove four things:

The Doctor or Provider Owed You a Duty of Care

A doctor cannot commit medical malpractice unless he or she owes you a duty. Establishing this duty requires we show a doctor/patient relationship. We can prove this relationship in several ways. The simplest is to present a bill or insurance document showing you paid the doctor for services and the doctor accepted your payment.

The Doctor or Provider Failed to Uphold the Duty of Care

For medical malpractice to occur, a doctor or healthcare provider must fail to uphold his or her duty of care. Although this standard is not always clear-cut, we can show your doctor violated it by demonstrating that a reasonable person faced with the same situation would have behaved differently. Establishing this will require testimony from a medical professional in the same field and geographical area as the medical professional in question.

You Suffered Injuries Because of the Doctor or Provider’s Failure

Even if we can prove that your doctor had a duty of care to you that he or she failed to uphold, we can win medical malpractice damages only if we connect that failure to an injury you suffered. To do this, we will gather and present several types of evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and testimony from medical experts.

The Medical Professional’s Failure Caused You to Suffer Damages

Lastly, we must show that your injuries caused you to incur losses for which you deserve compensation. These losses can be either economic, such as medical bills or lost income from work, or noneconomic, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Our Attorneys Help You Win Full and Fair Compensation for Your Medical Malpractice Injuries

Since 1992, the rate of successful medical malpractice lawsuits has decreased. Among the ones that succeed, however, payouts are up significantly, from an average of $287,000 to over $350,000, according to CBSNews.

What do these numbers mean for you? One, with a strong, compelling medical malpractice claim, you stand to get the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses — more, perhaps, than ever before. Two, you need to present the most robust possible case, as winning a medical malpractice lawsuit is far from guaranteed.

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, our attorneys understand the complexities of medical malpractice law, the challenges our clients face, and the importance of doing everything right the first time so that our clients win the compensation they deserve. We have two goals: to win your case and to make sure you collect the full slate of damages to which you are entitled.

These damages come in two forms: economic and noneconomic.

Economic damages involve actual financial losses and can be quantified in dollar terms. They include the following:

  • Medical bills: Including both the costs you have already incurred and those you anticipate you will sustain in the future.
  • Lost wages: Income you have missed out on because of your inability to work.
  • Reduced earning capacity: Reduction in your future earnings because you are unable to continue the same work you did before your injury.
  • Home modifications: Updates to your home to accommodate a disability or severe injury (e.g., wheelchair ramps, handrails, bathtub modifications).

Noneconomic damages are more subjective. Although they refer to legitimate losses, these damages do not involve the forfeiture of actual money and thus can be difficult to quantify. They include:

  • Pain and suffering: The physical distress you have suffered because of your injury.
  • Emotional anguish: The emotional pain caused by your injury, which can include nightmares, irrational fears, strained relationships, anxiety, and depression.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: The inability or lack of desire, because of your injury, to partake in activities you once enjoyed.
  • Loss of consortium: The loss of ability to maintain normal, healthy familial or romantic relationships, including loss of intimacy.

In some situations, when we find evidence that the responsible party’s behavior went beyond just negligence and was malicious or grossly reckless, we can seek punitive damages on top of economic and noneconomic damages. Courts award punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer for his or her behavior and to deter for others from behaving in the same way.

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To Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer, Call Hughes & Coleman at 800-800-4600

If a negligent medical professional injured you or a loved one, the team at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve. We have 100+ years of experience and will use everything we have learned over that time to win your case. We offer a free, no-risk consultation and case evaluation anywhere that is convenient for you. To schedule an appointment today, call our office at 800-800-4600.

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At Hughes & Coleman, our job is to help you win the money you deserve if you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury. We welcome you to our office on West Eastland St. in Downtown Gallatin for a free case evaluation. And if you cannot come to us, we will come to you — wherever you are in Middle Tennessee. To set up an appointment, call us today at 800-800-4600.

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We serve clients across Tennessee and Kentucky and we have several offices throughout both states. See all of our locations and contact us today.

Kentucky Locations


1256 Campbell Ln #201

Bowling Green, KY 42104

Phone: (270) 782-6000



2110 N Dixie Hwy #102

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (270) 737-0640



5004 Poplar Level Rd

Louisville, KY 40219

Phone: (502) 585-4025



3618 Dixie Hwy

Louisville, KY 40216

Phone: (502) 585-4693



211 E New Circle Rd

Lexington, KY 40505

Phone: (859) 260-1722


Tennessee Locations


446 James Robertson Pkwy #100

Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: (615) 255-9100



1501 Memorial Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 907-0687



323 N Riverside Dr #100

Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone: (931) 546-7200



622 W 7th St

Columbia, TN 38401

Phone: (931) 505-7040



126 W Eastland Ave

Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: (615) 451-4288