Holding Medical Professionals Responsible for Negligence
Like many professionals, doctors are held to a certain standard when caring for patients. If a doctor has acted negligently, the repercussions can be catastrophic or even result in fatalities. This reiterates the importance of competency for medical professionals when working with patients. At The Terry Law Firm, our Morristown personal injury attorneys represent people who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one as the result of a doctor’s, surgeon’s, nurse’s or other medical professional’s negligent actions.
Have you suffered injuries due to one of the following types of medical malpractice?
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
Standing Up For Victims Through Vigorous Advocacy
Medical malpractice that results in a life-altering injury affects the victim in many ways. If your injury requires lifelong care, your finances take a significant hit. Injuries that result in scarring and disfigurement can leave the victim to suffer emotionally and psychologically. To help ease the challenges associated with your injuries, our lawyers will make certain that you are represented with vigorous advocacy.
At The Terry Law Firm, we represent injured victims in a wide range of catastrophic medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries, injuries from anesthesia errors, injuries resulting from emergency room errors, and many more.
Making the Process as Smooth & Hassle-Free as Possible
If your injuries are serious and prevent you from visiting our office, we are happy to schedule consultations at a place that is convenient for you. Evening and weekend appointments are also available by request. We handle cases in Morristown, as well as throughout Hablen, Greene, and Hawkins Counties. At our firm, the first consultation is always free.
Please contact us at (423) 586-5800 to schedule a meeting with one of our Morristown medical malpractice attorneys.
Tennessee is very unique in that the statute of limitations in Tennessee is much shorter than in other states. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Tennessee is generally one (1) year. There are exceptions to the one (1) year statute of limitations.
In Tennessee, one exception to the statute of limitations is the discovery rule. The statute of limitations in Tennessee does not start to run until a person knows or should have known about an injury.
There is currently a provision in the Tennessee Code regarding extending the statute of limitations where persons have criminal charges brought against them and they caused or contributed to an injury. In these cases, it is possible that the statute of limitations may be extended to two (2) years. At this stage, there has been no ruling from the Tennessee Supreme Court on exactly how this statute should be interpreted; therefore, we recommend filing cases within one (1) year.
The statute of limitations in property damage cases in Tennessee is three (3) years and the statute of limitations for a breach of contract in Tennessee is six (6) years. It is important to note that breach of implied warranty of merchantability, which are theories that are often used in product liability cases, carries a six (6) statute of limitations.
At The Terry Law Firm, clients are welcome to come to our Morristown office, our Sevierville office, or our Greeneville office for a free consultation. This is true for virtually any type of case.
In personal injury cases, in particular, The Terry Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that The Terry Law Firm does not receive any compensation, nor are you required to pay anything, unless we are successful on your behalf.
Our general fee in personal injury cases (like most firms) is one-third (1/3). The Terry Law Firm advances all costs and expenses in the case until the matter is resolved. If we are not successful for a client in a personal injury case, then they are not required to pay anything.
The Terry Law Firm regularly handles cases for clients who have been involved in out-of-state accidents. We have handled cases as far west as West Texas and South Dakota. We have had cases in eastern North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. It is a regular part of The Terry Law Firm’s business to handle cases outside of Tennessee.
Handling a case outside of Tennessee does not cost the client any more than it would if we were handling a case in Tennessee. In fact, the client will likely notice very little difference in a case handled outside of the state versus one handled in the State of Tennessee.