A medical mistake can cause you significant harm and could potentially result in death. If you or a loved one suffered a medical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Visiting a doctor or other type of medical professional requires trusting their ability to care for you. When they break this trust with an incorrect diagnosis or similar type of mistake, Hendersonville medical malpractice lawyers may review the evidence associated with your case.

At The Cochran Firm - Nashville, we want to help you pursue justice for your unnecessary pain and suffering. We collect no fee until we win your case. If you have experienced medical malpractice, contact us now for a free case evaluation at (615) 651-7451.

Medical Mistakes Are Not Uncommon

According to medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Even if you survive a medical mistake, the consequences can be catastrophic and financially devastating for you and your family.

The following types of medical mistakes can greatly impact your life forever:

  • Misdiagnosis: An unfortunately common type of medical mistake
  • Unnecessary tests and treatments: Tests and treatments that expose you to harm, like that of radiation or chemotherapy
  • Lack of communication: Uncoordinated care between multiple health care providers can have a dangerous impact on your health
  • Never events: So named because the types of events should never happen, such as surgery on the wrong side or body part

Mistakes and Prescription Medications

Approximately 66 percent of adults in the United States take prescription drugs, according to the Health Policy Institute (HPI) at Georgetown University. The opportunity for a prescription drug mistake is a real possibility due to:

  • Untrained pharmacy or medical staff
  • Tired or stressed care providers
  • Drugs that sound and look alike

If you experienced serious side effects from a dangerous combination of medications, we may be able to help you. Contacting The Cochran Firm-Nashville is an important first step toward justice for your harm and compensation for your damages.

Types of Compensation Possible for Your Medical Harm

Medical malpractice cases vary and each case is specific to the types of harm a victim experienced. The types of damage we typically pursue include:

  • Pain and suffering, including your mental anguish
  • Loss of income due to your recovery
  • The inability to return to your career
  • Other damages related to the medical mistake

The statute of limitations for filing your personal injury lawsuit requires quick action. The time for filing generally begins the moment you experience your injury. However, in some cases—like that of a birth injury—the harm may not appear until some time later.

At The Cochran Firm - Nashville, your Hendersonville medical malpractice lawyer may get to work preparing your case. If necessary, we are able to seek the opinions of medical professionals to support your testimony.

Reach us at (615) 651-7451.

When Medical Mistakes Are Fatal

If your loved one died due to a medical mistake, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. The unexpected loss of your spouse, child, or parent is something that no amount of money can replace. Possible compensation may, however, do the following:

  • Serve as a form of justice
  • Help ease your financial stress
  • Prevent the same mistake from happening to someone else

The types of compensation possible in most wrongful death cases include:

  • Final medical expenses for your loved one
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income and future earnings
  • Loss of companionship

A wrongful death case is highly emotional. You may want a personal injury lawyer who is compassionate and caring during this time. At The Cochran Firm - Nashville, we take care to not interrupt your grieving process unless we have updates regarding your case.

What You Should Know About Insurance Companies and Their Tactics

An insurance company representing a medical facility, doctor, or pharmacy may offer you an enticing settlement in an effort to close your claim for the least amount of money possible. In addition to protecting its client, an insurance company will want to protect their company’s bottom line as well.

You should not sign or accept anything without legal representation. At The Cochran Firm - Nashville, we are unafraid of large insurance companies and their legal representation.

The person, facility, or other entity that caused your harm has someone protecting their best interests. So, let us get to work protecting yours. We stand firm in holding those liable for your harm accountable for fair compensation. If necessary, we are ready to take your case to trial.

Get Help from The Cochran Firm - Nashville Now

Medical mistakes should never happen. The fact that your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse was tired, not properly trained, or failed to communicate with others is unacceptable.

Seeking medical treatment and receiving a misdiagnosis can cause your original condition to worsen. The fact that the medical mistake you experienced was preventable can leave you feeling frustrated and angry.

Hendersonville medical malpractice lawyers from The Cochran Firm - Nashville are here to help you with your medical malpractice case.

A birth injury, prescription mistake, or misdiagnosis can result in serious consequences that no one should experience. If this happened to you or someone you love—or you lost a spouse, parent, or child—reach out to us today.

We require no money down. We collect our fee when we win your case. Do not miss the opportunity to pursue justice for the harm you experienced.

The Cochran Firm - Nashville is built upon the strong principles that guide our desire to help others. Let us review your case to determine if we are able to help you. Call us now for a free case evaluation today at (615) 651-7451.