Memphis Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Holding Doctors & Nurses Accountable for Preventable Errors
Even though healthcare lobbyists and insurance companies will tell you different, medical malpractice lawsuits are not about patients frivolously blaming doctors for not being able to fix every problem. They’re not about lawyers wanting to get rich by punishing doctors who do everything perfectly, either.
What these cases are about is a simple, reasonable expectation — the expectation that the care patients receive will be up to the standards of patient care established by a doctor’s own medical community. No more, no less. When a medical professional or institution fails to uphold this standard of care, those who suffer the consequences deserve the chance to seek justice.
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. Since we’ve worked on many medical malpractice cases in Memphis, we can empathize with your pain and suffering.
Our goal at GKBM is to help you through your time of need.
There’s no time to waste. If medical malpractice occurred, our chance to help you prove it may depend on how quickly you get in touch with 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 (901) 526-2126 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, it can be extremely difficult to get answers about what happened. Many times, people suspect that malpractice may have been involved but have no access to get the proof they need. We know how to 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
What Rules Are Medical Professionals 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 health care
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 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:
- 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 would only come into play if the treatment deviates from standardized care that would be received anywhere else.
How Can I 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” that states that a deviation from standard care 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. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will go to court.
Who Can I 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 care of the injured party deviated from standard care. Your medical malpractice lawyer can help you identify all liable parties in your case.
Call 24/7 to Learn More About Your Options
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. This means that our Memphis medical malpractice attorneys do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Call (901) 526-2126 to get started with a free consultation.
My attorney kept me informed every step and I am highly satisfied with the settlement.- Shenika S.
Their goal is to make their clients happy.- Marieme S.
They handled my case with such professionalism and very efficiently.- Landrick M.
When I called for a consultation, they were at my home the next day.- Tameka A.
If I could rate this law firm over 5 stars, I would give them 10 stars.- Carmen P.