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.
In the state of Tennessee alone, 385 people filed medical malpractice cases, according to one study. Also, a 2013 study by the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that 400,000 Americans will die each year due to medical errors.
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 chances as a law firm to 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) 466-2006 or contact us today for a free consultation.
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:
Straying from the code can be considered medical malpractice if the result is an injury to you or your loved ones.
According to NCBI, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from the accepted norms of practice in the medical community and that causes injury to the patient.
Since 1970, attorneys at the law firm of 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.
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.
We also represent clients who believe they have lost a loved one in a medical malpractice wrongful death.
Doctor and hospital negligence in wrongful death cases is not only about negligent acts, such as a medication error or overdose, but also omissions. For example, a doctor who fails to properly diagnose an aggressive cancer may be liable under certain circumstances and be responsible if that patient ultimately succumbs to an illness that may have been treatable.
You deserve answers. In the wake of a death involving a doctor or hospital, it can be extremely difficult to get specific answers about what happened. Many times, people suspect that malpractice may have been involved but have no access to get the evidence or proof they need. Our attorneys know how to uncover the evidence you need and get the answers you deserve.
The attorneys at the GKBM law firm handle a variety of case types relating to medical malpractice. These include:
Whether you come to see us in Memphis or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital, the consultation is free — no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, and we have a second office location in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
We handle medical negligence claims on a contingency basis. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Memphis do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
We are not afraid to go to trial and will fight for every dollar you deserve.
We utilize expert investigators, medical specialists & accident reconstructionists.
We will do whatever it takes to get you the money that you deserve, as quickly as possible.
We have an over 40-year track record of successful verdicts & settlements.
We'll guide you through each step of the process, from the moment you make the first call to the moment you get paid.
We are committed to being there for our clients whenever they need us & addressing questions, head-on.