Even though healthcare lobbyists and insurance companies will tell you differently, medical malpractice lawsuits are not about patients frivolously blaming doctors for being unable to fix every problem. They’re not about lawyers wanting to get rich by punishing doctors who do everything perfectly.
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, we trust medical professionals to know how and when to treat us, and when that trust is broken, the results can be devastating and life-threatening. We can empathize with your pain and suffering since our Memphis personal injury lawyers have worked on many medical malpractice cases in Memphis.
Our Goal at GKBM Is to Help You Through Your Time of Need
There’s no time to waste. If medical malpractice occurs, our chance to help you prove it may depend on how quickly you contact us. If you wait until you’re sure, critical evidence could be lost, or the time you have to file a medical malpractice claim could run out.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Memphis can uncover the truth, and we encourage you to call today for a free consultation.
Experience that Makes a Difference
Since 1970, our attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi have been helping people recover the compensation they deserve for injuries and other losses related to medical malpractice.
This nearly 50-year track record of success is no accident. It is the direct result of experience, consistent hard work, continuing education, state-of-the-art research methods, ethical conduct, and the total team effort we put into every case as dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee.
These assets are especially important with medical negligence claims. Why? It’s because the healthcare and insurance industry lobbies have succeeded in making it very difficult for injured plaintiffs to even get into court — let alone win. At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, we help our clients level the playing field.
Seeking Justice for Fatal Medical Mistakes
We also represent clients who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice.
Doctor and hospital negligence in wrongful death cases is not only about negligent acts but also omissions. For example, a doctor who fails to properly diagnose an aggressive cancer may be liable under certain circumstances if that patient ultimately succumbs to an illness that may have been treatable.
In the wake of a death involving a doctor or hospital, getting answers about what happened can be extremely difficult. People often suspect that malpractice may have been involved but cannot get the necessary proof. Our Memphis medical malpractice lawyer can uncover the evidence you need and get the answers you deserve.
Our firm handles a variety of cases relating to medical malpractice, such as:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Medication errors
Talk to the Memphis medical malpractice attorney at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, about your case today. We offer free consultations for clients who have been injured by the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
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The Rules Medical Professionals Are Required to Follow
All medical professionals are bound to the code of rules and ethics established by the American Medical Association. They are required to uphold certain standards regarding:
- Patient-physician relationships
- Consent, communication, and decision making
- Privacy, confidentiality, and medical records
- Genetics and reproductive medicine
- Caring for patients at the end of life
- Organ procurement and transplantation
- Research and innovation
- Physicians and the health community
- Inter-professional relationships
- Financing and delivery of healthcare
Straying from the code can be considered medical malpractice if the result is preventable injury or death. According to NCBI, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission during the treatment of a patient that deviates from the accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes harm to the patient.
A few basic conditions must be fulfilled before a medical malpractice case can be filed by our Memphis medical malpractice lawyer:
- A physician-patient or caregiver-patient relationship must have existed;
- The healthcare provider was negligent in providing care;
- The negligence caused the patient’s injury; and
- The injury led to specific damages.
In general, patients are provided “informed consent” that provides information about the expected results of treatment. However, there are no guarantees with medical treatment. A malpractice lawsuit will only come into play if the treatment deviates from standardized care that would be received anywhere else.
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How You Can Tell if Standard Care Was Provided
If an injury has occurred, a patient can have another physician review the case to determine if standard care was provided. If not, the advising physician can sign a “Certificate of Merit” stating that a standard care deviation has occurred. This document can be the basis for a case against the attending physician.
Your lawyer can use this document to notify the party of the intent to file a malpractice case. Mediation or arbitration may then take place. The case will go to court if a settlement cannot be reached.
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Who You Can Sue for Medical Malpractice
Anyone involved in the care of an individual, such as a nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker, or the hospital itself, can be named in a medical malpractice lawsuit if the injured party’s care deviates from standard care. Your medical malpractice lawyer in Memphis, TN, can help you identify all liable parties in your case. Call the GKBM team today to schedule a free consultation so we can review the evidence of your case.
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Compensation You Can Receive in a Medical Malpractice Claim
Victims of medical malpractice can seek damages for any of the following in their claim:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
In some circumstances, you might also be able to recover compensation for loss of enjoyment of life and disfigurement. The medical malpractice attorney in Memphis, TN, at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, understands that no amount of money can change what happened to you. Despite this, we have seen our clients regain financial stability following such a horrific accident and be able to provide for their families again.
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Whether you come to see us at our office in Memphis or Olive Branch, MS, or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital, the consultation is free — no strings attached. Additionally, our phones are answered 24 hours a day, and we handle medical negligence claims on a contingency basis. Our Memphis medical malpractice attorneys do not charge legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Call the office of Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today.